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The Most Popular Baby Names in San Diego for 2016

Oliver and David are out of the top 10, and Mateo and James are in

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    The Most Popular Baby Names in San Diego for 2016
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    These days in San Diego, you’re bound to meet a baby Noah or baby Emma.

    That’s because those names topped the list of the most popular baby names in San Diego County in 2016.

    The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) – which records all births in the region – released its newest round-up of popular boy and girl baby names in the county Thursday.

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    For boys, Noah took top honors for the second year in a row, with 236 Noahs born in San Diego County in 2016. Other baby boy names that made the top 10 include, in order:

    • Liam (228 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Sebastian (216 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Daniel (194 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Ethan (193 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Mateo (193 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Alexander (189 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Jacob (186 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Benjamin (184 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • James (173 born in San Diego in 2016)

    The HHSA said that compared to 2015’s list of most popular baby boy names, Oliver and David did not make the cut and were instead replaced by Mateo and James.

    As for top baby girl names, the HHSA said the top 10 names didn’t change from 2015, but their order did. With 263 Emmas on record, that was the top name, followed by these, in order:

    • Mia (258 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Isabella (257 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Olivia (246 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Sophia (225 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Sofia (171 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Victoria (162 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Charlotte (160 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Ava (149 born in San Diego in 2016)
    • Emily (145 born in San Diego in 2016)

    The HHSA said there are approximately 45,000 babies born in the region every year.

    Parents' preferences in baby names in San Diego fall in line with the top names reported by the Social Security Administration. In 2015, Noah and Emma also topped the Social Security Administration list. That round-up is typically released every year around Mother's Day.

    Meanwhile, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in San Diego said Thursday that 9,183 babies were born at the hospital in 2016, including 225 sets of twins and 9 sets of triplets.

    Sharp Mary Birch also released a list of the top baby names for the little ones born at the hospital in 2016. For girls, the hospital said Emma was No. 1. For boys, Liam took the top name.

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