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William, Emma top baby names in state last year

May 27, 2012 - Staff

"William" zoomed to the top of the list for Wyoming's most popular boy baby names in 2011, joined by "Emma" as the number one choice for girls, according to the Wyoming Department of Health's Vital Statistics Services Program.

William held the top spot for boys 2011, followed by Jacob, Jackson, Parker, Mason and Liam.

For girls, Emma was the number one name chosen in 2011, followed by Olivia, Sophia, Addison and Isabella/Madison.

Last year, births were down somewhat over 2010. The program recorded 7,336 births to Wyoming resident mothers during 2011, which is decreased slightly from 7,541 in 2010.

For 2011, there was an average of 20 births a day in the state. September 6 was the most active day for new babies with 33 births; April 3 was the slowest day with only two births.

McBride said the oldest mother was 47 and the youngest mother was 14. The year's largest baby arrived weighing 11 pounds and 13 ounces. Wyoming saw 120 sets of twins born in 2011.

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