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Houston's most popular baby names of 2022 announced by Houston Health Department

December 28, 2022

Nearly 62,000 babies born in Houston in 2022 

HOUSTON - Houston’s most popular baby names for 2022 are Liam, Noah and Mateo and Emma, Olivia and Camila, the Houston Health Department announced today.

Records maintained by the department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics show Liam as the top name for baby boys followed by Noah in second place, holding on to the same rankings since at least 2018. Mateo has taken the third spot since 2019.

Emma beat out Olivia, the most popular name for girls the last three years. Emma last took the top spot in 2018. Camila dropped to third place for 2022 after finishing second last year.

Other girl names comprising the top 10 list for 2022 are Mia, Isabella, Sophia, Sofia, Ava, Amelia and Charlotte. The same girl names also made it to the top 10 list in 2021 and 2020 but swapped different rankings.   

Rounding out the 10 most popular boy names for this year are Sebastian, Dylan, Daniel, Ethan, Santiago, Elijah and Oliver. The same top 10 boy names remained on the list from 2021. Sebastian landed in the fourth position both years.

The department has recorded 61,820 births so far this year, representing an increase from 61,458 in 2021. It recorded 61,400 births in 2020, 63,094 in 2019 and 64,475 in 2018.    

People needing birth certificates or information about requesting one can visit the department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics webpage or call the City of Houston’s Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311.

The department maintains records of birth and deaths that occur within Houston city limits and provides birth and death certificates to the public.