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Jayden, Ava CS’s most popular baby names in 2017

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

No offense to the 48 sets of twins born in College Station in 2017, but the biggest stars of the year may have been Dylan, Hayden, and Lilliana Willis — the first triplets to be born here since 2014.

These 99 babies were among the 2,398 born in College Station last year, according to Yvette Dela Torre, our award-winning deputy local registrar whose vital statistics reporting has the precision of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band’s four-way cross.

By the way, Yvette has led the College Station Vital Statistics Division to three consecutive — the coveted three-peat! — five-star exemplary awards, the state’s highest honor for vital reporting efforts. She’s kind of a big deal.

Let’s take a look at numbers and name trends:

Births Girls Boys Twins Triplets
2013 2,159 1,066 1,093 36 sets
2014 2,460 1,264 1,196 30 sets 1 set
2015 2,494 1,245 1,249 50 sets
2016 2,307 1,206 1,164 44 sets
2017 2,398 1,168 1,230 48 sets 1 set

Most popular boys’ first names

  • Jayden (18)
  • Elijah, Jackson (15)
  • Noah (12)

Jackson and Noah are repeats from 2016, but where did Elijah and Jayden come from? Which celebrities or characters are you people following?

Most popular boys’ middle names

  • James (45)
  • Alexander (17)
  • Wayne (15)

Most popular girls’ first names

  • Ava (16)
  • Emma (14)
  • Camila, Charlotte (13)

Camila and Charlotte? Fans of the royals, are you?

Most popular girls’ middle names

  • Grace (62)
  • Rose (58)
  • Marie (54)

More 2017 birth stats

  • Month with the most births: August, September (241)
  • Month with the fewest births: April (141)
  • Days with the most births: Aug. 30 & 18 (16)

Honorable Mentions

In the spirit of Rob Clark’s stellar work for the Bryan-College Station Eagle covering the dozens of oddly-named bands at the annual South by Southwest Music Festival, I’d like to put a spotlight on some of my favorite College Station baby names from 2017.

Biblical

There were, of course, dozens of names on our list from the Bible but, to me, these seemed less common than Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, etc:

Abel Job Magdalene Mordecai
Delilah Lazarus Messiah Shepherd
Ezekiel

Solid

Unsure if these are all boy names or a mix, but they make me want to speak them aloud in my McGruff the Crime Dog voice:

Cash Creed Legend Ryder
Crew Duke Maximus Stryker

States

Arizona Dakota Kansas Virginia

Nature

Autumn Honey Magnolia Violet
Daisy Lily Mahogany Willow

The Old West

Boone Danger Remington Savannah
Cheyenne Jack Daniel Ridge Shiloh
Colt Justice Rowdy Temper

Kings and Queens

Majesty Reign Royalty Roi’yale Unique
Princess Royal Royalty Mi’Treasure

Ahhhhh…

These should be the chill babies in town:

Aurora Haven Lovely Paisley
Destiny Joy Luna Serenity
Dream Joy Peace Memoree Sincere
Fable

Shakespearean

Romeo
Juliet

Presidential

Carter Kennedy Madison Reagan
Hayes Lincoln Monroe Tyler

Somewhat Musical

Franklin Layla Melody Presley
Journey, Journei Liv Tyler Pearl

Collegiate

Berkeley
Princeton

Major Cities

London Sydney Denver Memphis
Paris Brooklyn Houston

Awesome Apostrophes

Dra’dynn Ja’Vory Ke’Darian My’Syiah
Ja’Niyah Jua’Quariah Mar’Kaeveious  

Born on the Holidays

9:  Easter 4:  Halloween 4:  New Year’s Eve 1:  Independence Day
6:  Labor Day 4:  Thanksgiving 3:  Valentine’s Day 0:  New Year’s Day
5:  Memorial Day 4:  Christmas Eve

College Station ended 2017 with a population estimate of 117,774, thanks in part to our 2,398 newest College Stationers (Stationeries? Stationites? Station Wagons?).

Here’s to a fruitful 2018!

 


About the Blogger

Jay Socol (@jaysocol) is in his ninth year as College Station’s public communications director. A 1991 graduate of Texas A&M. Jay 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 Bryan-College Station area radio stations. A native of Breckenridge, he also serves as president of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers.


Triplet photo courtesy of Christopher and Heather Willis.

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Aiden, Riley CS’s most-popular baby names in 2016

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By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Jackson and Chloe are soooo 2015.

At least, that’s according to the data provided by Yvette Dela Torre, College Station’s award-winning deputy local registrar, who leads our vital statistics reporting efforts and who has grown accustomed to me stalking her around the first of each year.

Thanks to Yvette’s meticulous record-keeping, you can see there were fewer babies born (especially boys) in 2016 compared to the previous year, fewer sets of twins, and some notable changes in the baby name game.

Births Girls Boys Twins
2013 2,159 1,066 1,093 36 sets
2014 2,460 1,264 1,196 30 sets
2015 2,494 1,245 1,249 50 sets
2016 2,307 1,206 1,164 44 sets

Most popular BOYS’ first names

  • Aiden (20)
  • Jackson (16)
  • Jacob, James, Noah (14)

Baby Fact: The top two boy names swapped places from 2015: Jackson (19), Aiden (15).

Most popular BOYS’ middle names

  • James (34)
  • Michael (28)
  • Alexander (24)

Most popular GIRLS’ first names

  • Riley (20)
  • Avery, Emma (15)
  • Olivia, Sophia (14)

Baby Fact: 2015 faves Chloe, Adalynn, and Madison disappeared from the top picks.

Most popular GIRLS’ middle names

  • Grace (75)
  • Marie (52)
  • Rose (33)

More 2016 BIRTH stats

  • Month with the most births (225): August
  • Month with the fewest births (171): June
  • Days with the most births (16): Aug. 1 &  Sept. 19

College Station ended 2016 with a population estimate of 109,895, thanks in part to the Aidens, the Rileys and the rest of our 2,370 youngest additions.

One more quick note about our Yvette Dela Torre: She has led the College Station Vital Statistics Division to back-to-back five-star exemplary awards, the state’s highest honor for vital reporting efforts. That’s a really big deal — only 20 out of 468 offices in Texas earned that designation.

Here’s to a fruitful 2017!

 


SocolAbout the Author

Jay Socol (@jaysocol) is in his eighth year as College Station’s public communications director. A 1991 graduate of Texas A&M. Jay 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 Bryan-College Station area radio stations. He’s a native of Breckenridge.


 

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Is College Station now THE twin city?

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By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Bryan-College Station has long been nicknamed the twin cities, but perhaps it’s time for College Station to go at it alone as THE twin city.

The final numbers of 2015 are in, and College Station experienced its most twin births ever with 50 sets. That’s 20 sets more than in 2014.

Year Births Girls Boys Twins
2013 2,159 1,066 1,093 36 sets
2014 2,460 1,264 1,196 30 sets
2015 2,494 1,245 1,249 50 sets

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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:

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Did the Super Bowl XLVII blackout affect CS’s population?

When I was growing up in a small town in West Texas in the 1970s, I didn’t know many kids around my age named Jay. But classrooms and playgrounds were overflowing with kids named Robert, Kevin, John, Lisa, Kelly and Christy.  Check my list of Facebook friends and you’ll still see a ton of those.

A month into the new year, City of College Station Deputy Registrar Faye Scott tells me she’s finally received and logged the last batch of 2013 birth certificates that straggled in. Most remarkable was Faye’s patience in tolerating my request for numbers and trends. She forwarded some pretty interesting final statistics (Baby photo courtesy of tomek.pl):

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