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Sophia and Noah are top names for New Mexico babies in 2017

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Sophia and Noah are top names for New Mexico babies in 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sophia has overtaken Mia as the top name for baby girls in New Mexico, and Noah is the favorite for boys.

The New Mexico Department of Health released the list of top baby names Thursday. The list is compiled by the agency’s vital records and health statistics bureau based on birth certificates submitted to the state.

The Health Department has been releasing the top 10 list since 2014.

For 2017, Olivia, Isabella and Emma rounded out the top five for girls. Aurora and Charlotte also made their debuts in the top 10 while Aria returned to the list after dropping off in 2016.

Aside from Noah, the top names for boys in 2017 included Santiago, Elijah, Ezekiel and Josiah. Rounding out the bottom are Daniel, Liam, Michael, Logan and Mateo.

Since the Department of Health began releasing this top 10 list in 2014:

  • Mia and Sophia have been the top two names for newborn girls in New Mexico, but this is the first year the Sophia has overtaken Mia for the top spot.
  • Noah has been first or second among the top names for newborn boys.
  • Aria has returned to the top 10 after falling off the list in 2016.
Burkett Shaw
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