The list of top names for babies born at Bothwell Regional Health Center in 2023 includes a selection of unique and timeless names. Seven girl and 14 boy names hold the title of most popular compiled from the list of the 435 babies born through Dec. 14 at Bothwell.
The most popular girl names were Amelia, Adaline, Aria, Charlotte, Everleigh, Hazel and Stella. The most popular boy names for the year were Henry and Alexander followed closely by Axel, Elliott, Gabriel, Gunner, Jaxon, Josiah, Kingston, Mateo, Roman, Samuel, Tucker and Xavier. Amelia, Jackson and Josiah were the only returning names from the 2022 list.
“We always look forward to the baby names report each year,” said Lori Wightman, Bothwell CEO. “It’s an honor to be a part of those special days for Bothwell families and one we hold closely to our hearts.”
Two girl names at Bothwell overlap with the babycenter.com top 10 U.S. national trend list, which include Amelia and Charlotte. Mateo was the only boy’s name to overlap with the national list.
All babies born at Bothwell receive a special “Delivered by Bothwell” baby blanket, packages of diapers and wipes, and safe sleep information provided by the Bothwell Foundation. Families are also given the opportunity to take “Delivered by Bothwell” photos in front of the photo wall in Women’s Health and Newborn Care as they leave the hospital. The wall was funded by the Bothwell Foundation.
“It is a privilege to play a special role in welcoming a new child to the world,” Wightman said. “We are grateful for the families who have chosen Bothwell to deliver their babies this year.”
With the recent addition of K9 Officer Ringo to the Bothwell Security team, it’s also appropriate to recognize new dog parents. According to the top dog names list from rover.com, the five most popular male dog names of 2023 include Charlie, Max, Cooper, Milo and Buddy. The five most popular female dog names for this year include Luna, Bella, Daisy, Lucy and Lily. The Bothwell team has been collecting pet food and other pet-related items to donate to the Sedalia Animal Shelter in Ringo’s honor.