Olivia, Jackson, Mason, Lilly, Emma and Miles topped the list of names for babies born this year in the Quad-Cities.
Genesis BirthCenters reported 18 newborns were named Olivia and 17 were named Mason.At the Moline Trinity BirthPlace, 20 parents named their girls Lilly or Lilliana, and 19 boys were named Jackson. And at the Bettendorf Trinity BirthPlace, 16 girls were named Emma and 10 babies were named Miles or Myles.
While the leading choices changed, many of the top 5 names remained the same at Trinity and Genesis hospitals.
Genesis' most popular girls names were Olivia (18), Sophia (14), Ava and Madison (12), Zoey and Emma (11), Avery and Chloe (10) and Lily (9). Top boys' names were Mason (17), Benjamin (14), William, Alexander and Noah (13), Elijah (12) and Henry, Anthony, Jayden and Jackson (11).
Last year, Sophia ranked first at Genesis but fell to third this year. Olivia moved up to first from sixth, and Mason -- the No. 1 choice in 2010 -- didn't even make the 2011 list in 2011.
At Trinity in Moline the top boys' names were Jackson (19), John (16), Carter (13), various spellings of Kaiden and Aiden (12) and Liam (10). The most popular girls' names were Lilly or Lilliana (20), Isabella (17), Sophia (15), Emma (14) and Sophia and Brooklyn (10).
Although 2012 was the first time Carter and Brooklyn made the top 5, Moline Trinity secretary Belinda Gonzalez said the names have been popular for years.
At Trinity's Bettendorf location, various spellings of Miles topped the boys' list with 10, followed by various spellings of Kayden (9), various spellings of Landon (8), Easton (6) and various spellings of Jackson (5). Girls' names included Emma (16), Ella (10), various spellings of Adilyn (9), Lily or Lillian (8) and Madelyn (6).
Nationally, the Top 10 girl names listed on babycenter.com were Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Ava, Lily, Zoe, Chloe, Mia and Madison. The Top 10 boy names were Aiden, Jackson, Ethan, Liam, Mason, Noah, Lucas, Jacob, Jayden and Jack.
Officials at Trinity's Moline location reported a trend of old-time names, sometimes great-grandparents, such as Cora, Charlotte, Samuel, Henry, Gwendolyn, Charles, Penelope, Evelyn, Emmett and Lucille.
Local hospitals also saw several unique names: Aabro, Akyndrea, Aria, Dannika,Dash, Ellashawnee,Izhais,Jahzzyiah,Knight,Knowledge,Laushantiana, Leland, Niahla, Odin, Onyx, Peace, Princess Tylaiz, Rycker, Sincere, Souleymane, Unterriona, Wisdom and Xhevdet.
"We also had a patient that gave her child one first name with 5 middle names and a last name," Ms. Gonzales said. "I don't remember having that before."
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.