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 Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.