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Emma leads baby names at one La Crosse hospital for 2022



The name Emma has become popular again in America, thanks partly to famous women including Emma Thompson and Emma Stone. 

Mayo Health System says Emma was the top baby name at its La Crosse hospital this year.  It was also the number 1 name for newborns at the hospital 10 years ago, in 2012.  Violet and Wrenley were tied for second place among names for baby girls.  The top boys name at Mayo was Levi, with Hudson and Benjamin tied in second.

Layla was the most popular name at the La Crosse hospital last year. Fifty-one per cent of the babies born at Mayo in La Crosse this year were boys.

The top baby names at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse by year are:

  • 2022: Emma
  • 2021: Layla
  • 2020: Leo
  • 2019: Charlotte
  • 2018: Harper
  • 2017: Henry
  • 2016: Dominic
  • 2015: William
  • 2014: Ava and Jackson (tie)
  • 2013: Ella
  • 2012: Emma
  • 2011: Caiden
  • 2010: Lauren
  • 2009: Isaac, Addison and Jackson (tie)
  • 2008: Gavin
  • 2007: Alexander

 EmmaViolet, Wrenley (tie)Evelyn, Elizabeth, Amelia, Kendall (tie)

 LeviHudson, Benjamin (tie)Noah, Asher  (tie)

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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