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Baton Rouge hospital releases list of most popular names of babies born there

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge General's Birth Center reported the most popular names of babies born at the hospital in 2017 were spelled in a variety of ways.

Officials said only 30 percent of the babies born at the birth center shared the name and spelling of another newborn, because names that sound the same are spelled many different ways.

2017 TOP 5 MOST POPULAR NAMES

GIRL

  • Olivia
  • Kayleigh*
  • Payton*
  • Khloe*
  • Riley*

BOY

  • Owen
  • Kayden*
  • Aiden*
  • Oliver
  • Jaxson*

*All variations: For example, the second most popular girl name was spelled 5 different ways - Kayleigh, Kai'Leigh, Kay'lee, Kailey, and Cay'Lee.

2016 TOP 5 MOST POPULAR NAMES

GIRL

  • Emma
  • Ava
  • Kinsley*
  • Adelyn
  • Riley

BOY

  • William
  • Alexander
  • Kaden
  • John
  • Josiah

*All variations

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