According to William Shakespeare (from “Othello”), “Good name in man and woman is the immediate jewel of their souls." Some names are family names, while others are uniquely chosen to stand out. Regardless, a name says something about us. 

Below are the combined top baby girl and baby boy names for deliveries at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Springfield Memorial Hospital in 2022.


  1. Charlotte (17)
  2. Ava (14)
  3. Tied for #3:
    • Amelia (13)
    • Willow (13)
  4. Tied for #4:
    • Evelyn (10)
    • Olivia (10)
  5. Eleanor (8)


  1. Hudson (18)
  2. Theodore (17)
  3. Levi (14)
  4. Oliver (13)
  5. Maverick (10)

These names were part of the combined 3,359 babies delivered by both hospitals in 2022. 

The most popular baby names of 2021 were Amelia, which dropped to third place in 2022, and Noah, which fell to seventh place and was joined by the names Henry, Liam and Jackson, each name given to eight baby boys. 

New to the top baby names contenders in 2022 was the trending name Maverick.

For more information about the Women and Infants Center at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, visit here.

Media Contact

Jennifer Snopko

Manager - Marketing and Communications
HSHS St. John's Hospital
Office: (217) 814-7857

Latest News

Colleagues of the Year announced

 January 26, 2023

HSHS St. John's recently announced the Colleagues of the Year for 2020/21 and 2022


Not too late for flu vaccine

 January 18, 2023

HSHS explains why it is not too late to get your flu vaccine


Five facts to know about AFib

 January 18, 2023

A steady heartbeat drives good health. But, sometimes, that steady beat can get thrown off rhythm.