Which baby names were most popular in Buffalo in 2014?

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Ryan Newman always knew she wanted to have a son named Jack. In fact, she and her brother were racing to see who’d have a son and use the name first.

But when the time came last July at Sister’s Hospital, she put a twist on it.

“Jack Newman just didn’t sound as good as Jackson Newman, so that’s really just how we came about it,” she said.

And by going with Jackson, she picked the most popular name among boys at Catholic Hospitals in Western New York in 2014.

Top names for boys born at Catholic Hospitals in 2014

  1. Jackson
  2. Joseph
  3. Liam
  4. Mason
  5. Jack
  6. James
  7. Lucas
  8. Logan
  9. Jacob
  10. Noah

Top names for girls born at Catholic Hospitals in 2014

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Abigail
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Harper
  8. Charlotte
  9. Isabella
  10. Nora

Top names for boys born at Kaleida Hospitals in 2014

  1. Noah
  2. Jackson
  3. Dominic
  4. Male
  5. Mason
  6. Michael
  7. Benjamin
  8. Jacob
  9. Jack
  10. Lucas
  11. Joseph
  12. Ethan
  13. Tyler
  14. Logan
  15. Ryan
  16. Nathan
  17. Owen
  18. Andrew

Top names for girls born at Kaleida Hospitals in 2014

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Female
  4. Mia
  5. Sophia
  6. Abigail
  7. Avery
  8. Grace
  9. Ava
  10. Charlotte

Not all parents are as decisive as the Newman family. Notice Kaleida lists the number 4 boys’ name as “Male” and the number 3 girls name as “female.” That means those parents were still trying to pick a name when the hospital recorded it.

It can be tough to choose between a popular name or an unusual name. Ryan knows that first hand.

“My name is unusual for a girl. So growing up I had a lot of problems with people thinking I was a boy, so I didn’t like it as a child. Now I like having an unusual name. But for boys, I like the normal names. Even if it’s popular. It doesn’t bother me,” Ryan said.

But Ryan’s not alone. Even though Ryan was the 15th most popular name for boys at Kaleida last year. There was also one girl given that name.

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