Top Austin baby names released

Published 7:47 am Friday, January 21, 2011

It turns out more boys than girls were born to Austin parents in 2010.

According to statistics from Austin Medical Center, 438 babies were brought into the world this past year. And when it comes to the competition between boys and girls, the boys seemed to have pulled through for the win — 222 boys were born in 2010, compared to 216 girls.

While the boys made more of an appearance than the girls, the two groups did have something in common: the name, “Hayden.” Both boys and girls at the hospital were given the name. The most popular names for girls tied between Ava and Eva, with Kaylee Alexis and Isabel following. For boys, Isaiah and Kaiden tied for the most popular names, followed by Lucas and Liam.

This year’s numbers don’t vary greatly from last year, said AMC Women’s Special Care Unit Nurse Manager Nancy Hoversten.

The number of twins born in the hospital in 2010 was also on par with years passed, with four sets delivered at AMC. And while the hospital did see a steady number of births throughout the season, May turned out to be the most hectic in the birthing unit, while August proved to be the most calm.

The hospital provides rooms for parents and newborns for 24 hours after birth. Even when families leave the hospital, AMC services continue. In 2010, the hospital’s full-time lactation consultant assisted 350 mothers long after they left the hospital room.

“We certainly do everything possible to make each and every delivery a safe and memorable experience for our patients and their families,” Hoversten said.