College Station saw record number of births in 2014

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Let’s play the name game.

No, not this Name Game:

I mean the game of analyzing the trends related to the babies born in College Station in 2014.

As you might expect, it was a record year for number of births. While the final total won’t be available for a few more days, the City Secretary’s Office reports 2,460 babies born in College Station, a 14 percent increase from the previous record of 2,159 set in 2013:

  Births Girls Boys Twins
2013 2,159 1,066 1,093 36 sets
2014 2,460 1,264 1,196 30 sets

Okay, back to the names. In 2013, the most popular baby names in College Station were Jason and Emma. Here’s the most popular names of 2014:

Most popular BOYS first names

  1. Aiden (22)
  2. Jackson (19)
  3. John (17)

Now, if you consider Juan being the same as John (do you?), you can add six more to that name, making it the top name for boys. If you think John and Juan should remain in separate categories, then the names stand as listed.

Most popular BOYS middle names

  1. James (54)
  2. Wayne (27), Michael (27)
  3. Alexander (21)

Most popular GIRLS first names

  1. Sophia (19), Emma (19)
  2. Madeline (15)
  3. Aubrey (14)

Most popular GIRLS middle names

  1. Grace (66)
  2. Marie (48)
  3. Nicole (40)

More babies were born in December (237 and still counting) than in any other month, while April (180) had the least. This is where you insert your best “March Madness” joke.


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About the Author: Jay Socol is in his sixth year as College Station’s public communications director. A 1991 graduate of Texas A&M, Socol has also been communications director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, public information officer for the City of Bryan, and news director at several B-CS radio stations.


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