New York City's most popular baby names of 2019

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Emma and Liam were still the most popular baby names in New York City in 2019.

Liam has led the pack for the boy's list since 2016. While Emma has been the number one name for girls since 2017.

The Health Department's birth certificate records show 497 Emmas and 764 Liams were born in New York City in 2019.

Here's list of the top 10 for girls:

1. Emma

2. Olivia

3. Sophia

4. Mia

5. Isabella

6. Leah

7. Ava

8. Chloe

9. Amelia

10. Charlotte

And here's the top 10 list for boys:

1. Liam

2. Noah

3. Ethan

4. Jacob

5. Lucas

6. Aiden

7. Daniel

8. Michael

9. David

10. Matthew

In all there were 53,927 girls and 56,516 boys born in New York City 2019. The number of overall births decreased 2.3 percent, from 117,013 births to 114,296.

"Whatever their names, they're perfect to us," said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi. "We are proud to welcome our newest New Yorkers to the world."

Year - Girls - Boys

2010 - Isabella - Jayden

2011 - Isabella - Jayden

2012 - Sophia - Jayden

2013 - Sophia - Jayden

2014 - Sophia - Ethan

2015 - Olivia - Ethan

2016 - Olivia - Liam

2017 - Emma - Liam

2018 - Emma - Liam

2019- Emma - Liam

Looking to the stars

Parents may be inspired by artists with hits in 2019: Camila (No. 22), Ariana (No. 29), Justin (No. 54), Tyler (No. 84), Taylor (No. 156), Adele (No. 99), Harry (No. 134), Frank (No. 141), Selena (No. 117), Shawn (No. 144), Megan (No. 124) and Travis (No. 151).

Babies for every season

The seasons and months have long been favorite name choices for parents. In 2019, parents chose Winter (No. 113), Summer (No. 88), and Autumn (No. 86). For the months, babies were given the names of August (No. 110), June (No. 110), and April (No. 120).

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