Mankato’s Most Popular Baby Names of 2022

Mayo Clinic Health System has released its annual list of top baby names in Mankato.

Harper was the most popular baby name overall in Mankato in 2022, with ten out of the 1,230 babies born at Mayo bestowed with the name.  Harper also topped the most popular girls’ name category.

Second on the girls’ list was a tie between Amelia/Sophia, followed by Emma and a tie between Olivia/Riley/Evelyn/Blakely.

Heading the list of most popular boys’ name was Oliver. Hudson was second, followed by a Liam/William tie, then a Theodore/Leo tie to complete the boys’ list.

Mayo says there were slightly more girls born in Mankato than boys; girls accounting for 51% of the births. says Olivia and Liam remained the most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2022, the second year in a row.



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