Most popular baby names
The most popular names for babies born in Allen County in 2012, as compiled by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health:
8. Addison, Elizabeth, Amelia (tie)
2. Jacob, Lucas, Mason (tie)
7. Samuel, Andrew (tie)
10. Ethan, James (tie)
If you named your baby Olivia or Liam in 2012, you ensured that their names won't leave them feeling like outsiders.
Olivia and Liam were the most popular names given to girls and boys, respectively, born in Allen County last year, according to a tally compiled by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health.
In 2012, there were a total of 6,762 babies born in Allen County (3,471 boys and 3,291 girls), down slightly from 6,767 in 2011. But when it comes to names, there were no big surprises.
While some of the most popular names in Allen County for both girls and boys remain largely unchanged from the previous year, there was some jockeying for position. In 2012, Jacob and Lucas tied for second after being 11th and 14th in 2011. Among baby girls, Ava dropped from first to sixth and Charlotte dropped from sixth to 14th.
Biblical names proved more popular for boys than girls with Jacob coming in second, Elijah sixth, Samuel seventh, Noah eighth and Isaac 12th making the top 25 in 2012. Among baby girls, angelic-sounding names such as Nevaeh at No. 15, Serenity at No. 16 and Gabriella and Grace, tied for 17th most popular, remained trendy.