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Liam and Charlotte top baby names in Houston

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I didn’t like my name when I was a kid. I could never find any of those cutesy souvenirs with the name Sandra on it. Sophia, Sarah, and Sandy were all there (and no, I’m not a Sandy). But I could never find Sandra. I’ve asked my mother where she got the name, but she doesn’t recall. She just liked it, she says. It was down to a choice between Sandra and Sonia. And somehow Sandra won.

I’ve made my peace with my name, but I’ve watched my siblings agonize over picking the perfect name when their own little bundles of joy were on their way. Are you looking for inspiration for a baby name? Check out the list of top 10 baby names in Houston, as reported by the Houston Health Department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics.

For the boys:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Mateo
  4. Sebastian
  5. Ethan
  6. Elijah
  7. Daniel
  8. Dylan
  9. Oliver
  10. Santiago

And for the girls:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Ava
  3. Camila
  4. Sophia
  5. Sofia
  6. Isabella
  7. Emma
  8. Olivia
  9. Amelia
  10. Evelyn

It looks like Houston doesn’t fall too far outside the national trends. Liam and Noah topped the national lists for 2020, with first and second place. Olivia and Emma topped the girls’ list for 2020, with first and second place.

How did you choose your child’s name?

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