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Aiden, Emma most popular names for babies in Kansas

May 18, 2006

Aiden has hung on for a second year as the most popular boys' name given to newborns by Kansas parents in 2005. The trend for Celtic and English boys' names continues with Aiden, Kaden, Conner, Dylan and Logan included in the top 25.

Emma occupies the top spot on the girls' list for the third year running. Hailey, Emily, Kaitlyn and Madison join Emma in the top five.

This information was prepared by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Health's Center for Health and Environmental Statistics.The lists are derived from birth certificate information, which the center's Office of Vital Statistics keeps on file.

Dropping off the list of 25 most popular girls' names were Katherine, Kylie, Sarah and Sydney. Joining the list were Ashley, Ava, Isabella and Natalie.

Leaving the list of 25 most popular boys' names were Austin, John, Ryan and Samuel. Joining the list were Daniel, Gabriel, Joseph and Mason.

Popular baby names are one of the more regularly requested items produced by the center's Office of Health Care Information. While the list reflects popular culture and names frequently used in the media, other information from birth certificates and other vital records stored with the center's Office of Vital Statistics is used to gauge health trends in the state.

The popular baby names list and a compilation of data from vital records, the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, are available on the KDHE Web site at:

Basic customized statistics can be found at the KIC (Kansas Information for Communities) Web site: The Office of Health Care Information also prepares special data analyses on a fee-for-service basis.

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