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Names.org has put together a list of the most popular baby names around the country for 2022 and broke the results down by state. Curious as to which baby names are the most popular here in Florida? They used Social Security Administration data on births and user interest on its own website. Here are the predicted top 10 names first for baby boys and girls this year.

  • Boys #10: DYLAN

    A name of Welsh origin that means “son of the sea.”

  • Girls #10: MILA

    This one comes from the Russian word for gracious.”

  • Boys #9: ETHAN

    Derived from the Hebrew word for strong.

  • Girls #9: CHARLOTTE

    The feminine version of Charles has a meaning of “free man” in French.

  • Boys #8: SEBASTIAN

    A Greek name meaning a person from the city of Sebastia which was a historic city in Turkey.

  • Girls #8: LUNA

    This one is from the Latin word for moon.

  • Boys #7: ALEXANDER

    Derived from the Greek name meaning “to defend.”

  • Girls #7: AVA

    This one has a Latin origin meaning life, bird, and water.

  • Boys #6: BENJAMIN

    Believe it or not, it’s actually becoming a popular girl’s name too in many parts of the world.

  • Girls #6: MIA

    Our first Italian name on this list. It’s said to be a short version of the name Maria.

  • Boys #5: OLIVER

    This Latin name can be for a boy or girl. It’s a variation of the name Alfihar.

  • Girls #5: AMELIA

    You don’t know how many times my spellcheck wanted me to type Amalie. I’ve done too many Lightning stories I guess.

  • Boys #4: LUCAS

    This name has been a popular one for TV and movie writers since the ’80s. Remember the Corey Haim movie?

  • Girls #4: SOPHIA

    From the Greek word meaning “wisdom.”  This one was really popular 10 years ago in the U.S.

  • Boys #3: ELIJAH

    A popular name from the Old Testament, Elijah is from Hebrew meaning “Yahweh is God.”

  • Girls #3: ISABELLA

    A variation of Elizabeth meaning “pledged to God.”

  • Boys #2: NOAH

    Another popular one from the Old Testament, meaning “motion.”

  • Girls #2: OLIVIA

    This one’s always near the top of the list. It’s Latin for olive tree.

  • Boys #1: LIAM

    Meaning “resolute protection,” there have been lots of famous Liams over the past few decades. From actor Liam Neeson to musician Liam Gallagher from Oasis.

  • Girls #1: EMMA

    This one has a German origin meaning “universal.” It’s been a popular one with the royals.