Unique spellings dominate Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center this year
Baton Rouge, LA – In 2017, the most popular names at Baton Rouge General’s
Birth Center were spelled in a variety of ways.
Only 30 percent of babies born at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center
in the last year share a name and spelling with another BRG newborn. That’s
because even names that sound alike are often spelled many different ways.
For example, the second most popular girl’s name of the year came
in 5 different variations: Kayleigh, Kai’Leigh, Kay’lee, Kailey,
However, the top spot for both genders were the more traditional Olivia and Owen.
BRG’s top five most popular girl and boy names of 2017 are:
Last year’s top names were:
As the area’s only full-service hospital, Baton Rouge General offers
critical and emergency care for both baby and mother under one roof. Learn
more about the newly renovated Birth Center or sign up for a free tour
BRGeneral.org/Baby or calling (225) 763-4141.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General offers other medical education programs,
including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family
Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports
Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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