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December 13, 2023

ThedaCare Shares Most Popular Baby Names in 2023

New Names Top the List for Boys and Girls

Two new names are at the top of the list for most popular baby names this year. Data was collected for babies born at ThedaCare hospitals through December 1, 2023.

Oliver was the most popular name for boys in 2023, replacing Henry. For girls, Lainey was most popular this year, replacing Evelyn.

Other top names include:


1. Oliver

2. Liam and Benjamin (tie)

3. Maverick

4. Henry

5. Levi, William and Asher (tie)


1. Lainey

2. Amelia, Lily/Liliana/Lillian and Olivia (tie)

3. Emma

4. Norah/Nora and Madelyn/Madeline (tie)

5. Ava and Evelynn (tie)

In 2022, Henry was the top boy name among ThedaCare’s birthing locations, followed by Greyson (alternatively spelled Grayson), Liam, Oliver and Levi, respectively.

In 2022 for girl names, Evelyn (alternatively spelled Evelin) was the most popular, with Charlotte, Ava and Emma following. Fifth place was a tie between Rylee (Riley), and Sophia.

Across the country, according to BabyCenter, for the first time in five years, there was a new top baby boy name, with Noah overtaking Liam for the number one spot. Liam is still in second place, though, and Oliver stayed in third place, the same ranking it held in 2022. This year’s top three baby girl names in the country are a repeat of last year’s, with Olivia, Emma, and Amelia hanging on to spots one, two, and three.

ThedaCare provides birth services at five locations: ThedaCare Regional Medical Center–Appleton, ThedaCare Medical Center–Berlin, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center–Neenah, ThedaCare Medical Center–Shawano and ThedaCare Medical Center–Waupaca.

About ThedaCare

For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 650,000 residents in 17 counties and employs approximately 7,000 providers and team members. ThedaCare has 180 points of care, including eight hospitals. As an organization committed to being a leader in Population Health, team members are dedicated to empowering people to live their unique, best lives. ThedaCare also partners with communities to understand needs, finding solutions together, and encouraging health awareness and action. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts about a patient’s care. ThedaCare is proud to partner with Children’s Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network to enhance convenient access to the most advanced levels of specialty care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit health system with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs, as well as primary care.