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Maverick, Avery top baby names at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Duluth

The hospital network reported 2,627 baby deliveries entering the final week of 2021.

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Maverick, Avery, Noah and Evelyn soared to the top of list of baby names in the Northland in 2021.

Harper and Henry, too, as more than seven babies were born per day at Essentia Health’s Minnesota hospitals this year, a hospital news release said Tuesday.

Entering the final week of the year, 2,627 babies had entered the world at Essentia’s six hospitals in Minnesota that perform deliveries, Essentia Health's news release said.

That includes 1,469 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, 434 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes, 386 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, 201 at Essentia Health-Virginia, 93 at Essentia Health-Moose Lake, and 44 at Essentia Health-Fosston.

According to the Office of Vital Records at the Minnesota Department of Health, here are the most popular names.


Top baby boy names at St. Mary's in Duluth:

  • Maverick (10) or Mavrick (1) — 11
  • Noah — 9
  • Henry (8) or Henrie (1) — 9
  • Jack, Beau, Thomas, Lincoln, Hudson, Harrison — 7
  • James, Sawyer — 6
  • Odin, Ryker, Theodore, Colton, Archer, Oliver, Rowan, Brooks, Milo — 5

Top baby girl names at St. Mary's in Duluth:

  • Avery (7) or Averie (1) or Averi (1) — 9
  • Evelyn (7) or Evelynn (1) — 8
  • Harper — 8
  • Charlotte, Emma — 7
  • Madelyn, Ava — 6
  • Olivia, Rosalie, Grace, Nora, Lucy, Aubrey, Violet — 5
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