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Emma and Hudson Were Springfield’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2023


Emma and Hudson were the most popular girls’ and boys’ names for babies born in Springfield in 2023.

“We enjoy noticing trends in baby names each year,” said Kathryn Patrick, nurse manager of Family Maternity Suites, the maternity unit at Springfield Memorial Hospital. “It’s interesting to talk to new parents about the names that have meaning and significance for them.”

A total of 13 babies were named Emma at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Springfield Memorial Hospital, while 23 babies were given the name Hudson.