Olivia, Alexander and Ethan Are the Most Popular Baby Names in San Mateo County in 2012

Archive Press Release

Contact: Mark Church, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: 650.363.4988 Fax: 650.363.1903 E-mail: mchurch@smcare.org

Alternate: Theresa Rabe, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: 650.363.7895 E-mail: rabe@smcare.org

(Redwood City, CA) There were 5,582 new babies born in San Mateo County in 2012 and in this year, there were more boys than girls. The total number of girls born in 2012 was 2,687 compared to 2,586 born the year before; the total number of boys born in 2012 was 2,895 compared to 2,790 born the year before. The total number of births recorded in San Mateo County in 2012 increased by 196 from the prior year.

“Olivia is the most popular name for girls. Alexander and Ethan tie for the most popular names for boys in 2012,” announced Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Assessor-County Clerk- Recorder & Chief Elections Officer. “Many of previous year’s favorite names for both boys and girls made it into the Top 10 Names for 2012,” he added.

The Top Ten Names lists were calculated with birth data through December 31, 2012. “The statistics below show that both the number of babies born and the most popular names bestowed upon boys and girls has varied just a little over the past five years,” Church noted. “Last year continued these trends,” he said.

About half of most popular baby names for both boys and girls remain on the list each year, gaining or losing a little bit in rank.

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