Amelia, Oliver top baby names of 2021 at Sanford Health

Emma and Harper tie along with Henry and Theodore as next most popular names

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For the second year in a row, Amelia topped the list as the most popular name for newborn girls born at Sanford Health in 2021. For boys, Oliver was the most popular name, moving up one spot from number two in 2020.

In second place, there was a tie in both the girls and boys category. Emma and Harper tied as the second most popular name for newborn girls while Henry and Theodore tied for second place for newborn boys.  In 2020, Harper was the fourth most popular girls name and Emma was the fifth most popular name.

The top-five 2021 baby names for girls and boys born at Sanford Health can be found below.


  1. Amelia
  2. Emma and Harper (tied)
  3. Charlotte
  4. Evelyn
  5. Olivia


  1. Oliver
  2. Henry and Theodore (tied)
  3. Jack
  4. Asher and Liam (tied)
  5. Hudson, Leo and Owen (tied)

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