It appears parents of newborns are not tiring of the name Noah, the Hebrew definition of which is “rest”.
Perennially near the top of most-popular baby name lists, Noah was the top baby name for boys in 2022 of the 17,226 bundles of joy delivered at Corewell Health East’s seven hospitals.
Ava topped the list of girls names, edging out Olivia and Charlotte. Of several possible meanings for Ava, its roots could be from the Germanic word aval, meaning “guarantee”.
Liam and Henry — also regular contenders for most-popular names over the past several years — finished second and third, respectively, on the 2022 list for boys names.
Theodore, Mila also popular
Filling out the list of top-12 boys names for 2022 were Theodore, Benjamin, Adam, Jack, Oliver and Levi (tie), Owen and Lucas (tie) and Elijah.
The top-10 girls names list included Mila, Sophia, Evelyn, Amelia, Isabella, Emma and Eleanor.
Thanks to Corewell Health’s Amanda Klingbail for providing this information to SocialHouseNews.com, southeast Michigan’s good-news-only source.