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GBMC Reveals Top Baby Names of 2012

Olivia was the most popular girl name and William secured the top spot for boys at the Towson hospital.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center has just released the top names for babies born in the Towson hospital in 2012, which includes old time favorites and some surprises.

Olivia and William topped the lists for girls and boys respectively with 35 births apiece, according to a news release. This is the third consecutive year for Olivia—fourth overall—and William previously claimed the top spot in 2008 and 2009.

Harper, Lily, Lillian and Riley cracked the girls' list for the first time this year, and Blake, Caleb, Henry and Wyatt did the same for the boys' list.

A total of 4,057 infants were born in 2012 at GBMC, the release states.

Here's the full list of top names:

Girls

  • Olivia (35 births)
  • Ava (21 births)
  • Madison (21 births)
  • Emma (20 births)
  • Hannah (20 births)
  • Sophia (19 births)
  • Lily (18 births)
  • Harper (16 births)
  • Elizabeth (15 births)
  • Isabella (15 births)
  • Abigail (14 births)
  • Natalie (14 births)
  • Riley (14 births)
  • Caroline (13 births)
  • Emily (13 births)
  • Chloe (12 births)
  • Lillian (12 births)

Boys

  • William (35 births)
  • Liam (26 births)
  • Ethan (25 births)
  • Jackson (25 births)
  • Benjamin (24 births)
  • Logan (24 births)
  • Noah (24 births)
  • Blake (23 births)
  • James (22 births)
  • Mason (22 births)
  • Ryan (22 births)
  • Caleb (21 births)
  • Henry (21 births)
  • Alexander (20 births)
  • Jacob (20 births)
  • Andrew (18 births)
  • Aiden (17 births)
  • Charles (17 births)
  • Nathan (17 births)
  • Wyatt (17 births)
Valerie Lynch February 21, 2013 at 09:28 PM
OH I SEE LIAMS MIDDLE NAME ALSO ~LOGAN~ I KNEW WE CHOICE THE RIGHT NAMES:-D
Valerie Lynch February 21, 2013 at 09:32 PM
I had My Third Child at The WONDERFUL GBMC BOTH HIS FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME IS ON THE POPULAR 2012 Baby Name :-)
jacki parker February 22, 2013 at 06:53 AM
im so happy seth didnt make it i wanted a more original name!
courtney neff February 22, 2013 at 08:32 AM
So glad I chose different names for my little one..... My aunt has all three of her kids names on here
sailor February 22, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Once again, all three of my children's names are not on the list. Stay trendy Baltimore. It makes life easier.
Cris B February 22, 2013 at 10:38 PM
So the top twenty names made up 1.75% of all names given? I'm not sure there really is such a thing as a "top name" or "popular name" anymore.
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