To anyone out there with the name Jeanne, however you spell it, I just want to say I am sorry ahead of time but i am not a big fan of my name. I spell it differently than most which at times has caused issues with people trying to pronounce it correctly and I feel like it is generic. But, I was named after my dear aunt who passed away long before I was born so in that sense I have some appreciation of it in that regard.

So how do parents decide what to name their child with literally millions of names to choose from? Some parents I am convinced put little to no thought in the name for their child as it is ridiculous, but some are really unique and beautiful. Each year, HealthPartners Birth Center teams deliver nearly 10,000 babies in the organization’s nine hospitals and surrounding areas across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. And here is  their annual list of the most popular baby names for the year including all of their facilities in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

TOP 2021 BOYS NAMES:

  1. Henry
  2. Mohamed
  3. Jack
  4. Noah
  5. Theodore

TOP 2021 GIRLS NAMES:

  1. Nora
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Evelyn
  5. Eleanor

The staff also wanted to add that "across HealthPartners there were more than 1,950 unique names given to babies born in 2021. Birth center teams also support families that choose non-gender-conforming names for children at birth." Looking  at this list it seems like the more things change the more some things stay the same with most parents sticking to fairly traditional names. Congratulations to all the new parents out there with your new bundle of joy.

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