Top Baby Names in New Mexico in 2016

El Paso, TX (KTSM) - The New Mexico Department of Health released their third annual list of top ten baby names in the state on Wednesday. The surprising thing is that only two of the twenty names on the list are new additions this year.

GIRLS NAMES

  1. Mia
  2. Sophia
  3. Olivia
  4. Emma
  5. Isabella
  6. Ava
  7. Emily
  8. Sofia
  9. Abigail
  10. Amelia

BOYS NAMES

  1. Elijah
  2. Noah
  3. Michael
  4. Liam
  5. Josiah
  6. Sebastian
  7. Ethan
  8. Jacob
  9. Aiden
  10. Lucas

Of those twenty names, only Sebastian and Amelia are new to the list. The New Mexico Department of Health began compiling the list back in 2014 and since it's first release, Mia and Sophia have remained in the top two spots for girls' names.

For the boys names, Noah has remained in one of the top two spots all three years. They also say that they've seen an increase in the popularity of Michael. The classic name has increased from 10th place in 2014 to fourth in 2015 and third in this year's top names list.

 


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