What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

The Family Birthplace at Butterworth Hospital delivers more babies than any other hospital in Michigan each year with 6,777 births to date in 2014. Of that total, 3,287 were girls and 3,442 were boys.

So, what are the top ten names for boys and girls born in West Michigan this year? Here's Spectrum's top ten:

Top 10 Names for Girls in 2014

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Charlotte
  5. Harper
  6. Sophia
  7. Abigail
  8. Avery
  9. Ella
  10. Nora

Top 10 Names for Boys in 2014

  1. Noah
  2. Mason
  3. William
  4. Liam
  5. Caleb
  6. Oliver
  7. Carter
  8. Henry
  9. Benjamin
  10. Jackson

[Spectrum Health]