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Emma and Liam top most popular baby names in NYC

If you named your child Emma or Liam in 2018, chances are they will not be alone in answering to them in the future in New York City.

The city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene listed the top 10 baby names in New York City for 2018, some of which are repeats from years prior.

Liam, which has made the list since 2016, was chosen for about 779 boys last year while there should be around 501 Emmas walking around in a few months time. Emma was a top favorite for 2017 as well.

More pioneering parents – about 10 families – went with names like Aminah, Ida or Zadie for daughters; Bentley, Lucian or Warren for sons.

By borough, the top names made slight changes. See below:

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Births across the city were down 2.3 from 2017; 117,013 births to 114,296, according to the DHMH. This breaks down to 58,442 boys and 55,854 girls.

Angel, Avery and Blake were just a few popular names that crossed-over between genders, DHMH said.

See the full list:

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

 

And with the decade coming to a close, the DHMH compiled the top name for every year since 2010:

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Mark Hallum