In a tumultuous year of a new virus, it is understandable that neither Covid nor Corona made the list of most popular baby names in 2020 at Genesis BirthCenters. No TigerKings, Mandos or CobraKais either.

Instead, new Quad Cities parents followed national trends when naming their babies.

Olivia and Oliver were the most popular names for newborns at Genesis BirthCenters in Davenport and Silvis in 2020.

There have been 19 Olivias born at Genesis in 2020. Oliver was the choice for 16 baby boys at Genesis.

This is the first time Oliver has topped the annual Genesis list for boys. Olivia was also the favored name for Genesis baby girls in 2015, 2014 and 2012.

According to www.babynames.com, the most popular baby names nationally in 2020 are Oliver and Amelia/Emilia. Olivia is No. 5 nationally in popularity.

The most popular names for girls born at Genesis were Olivia (19), Emma and Evelyn (11); Charlotte and Aurora (10).

 The most popular names for boys born at Genesis were Oliver (16); Lincoln (15); Grayson/Greyson, Henry (14) and Calvin and Elias (10).

The top five girl names nationally in 2020, according to www.babynames.com are Amelia/Emilia, Charlotte, Aurora, Violet and Olivia.

For boys, the most popular names nationally are Oliver, Liam, Theodore, Ethan and Aidan.

Several babies born at Genesis in 2020 will have names they are unlikely to share with anyone in their school classes. Among the unique birth names at Genesis in 2020 were Believe (girl); Rocky (girl), Lucky (girl); Asclepius (boy); Jepthabawi (boy); and Niman Ithiel (boy).

More babies are born at Genesis BirthCenters in Davenport and Silvis than at any other centers in the region.

Most Popular Girls Baby Names in 2020

 At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Olivia (19); 2. tie, Emma, Evelyn (11); 4. tie, Aurora, Charlotte (10); 6. Emilia, Ava, Scarlett (9); 9. tie, Everleigh, Elizabeth, Isla and Natalie (7).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names in 2020

At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Oliver (16); 2. Lincoln (15); 3. tie, Grayson/Greyson. Henry (14); 5. tie, Calvin, Elias (10); 8. Hudson (9); 9. tie, Asher, Joseph, Levi, Liam (8).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names in 2019

 At Genesis BirthCenters

 Tie, Charlotte and Isabella (15); 3. Amelia 13; 4. tie, Emma and Harper (10); 6. tie, Ava and Scarlett (9); 8. Avery (8); 8. tie, Ella and Nora 7.

Most Popular Boys Baby Names in 2019

At Genesis BirthCenters

 Liam 18; Henry 14; 3. tie, Elijah and Jackson 13); 5. tie, William, Lucas and Owen (11); 8. Theodore (10); 9. tie, Emmett, Logan and Hudson (8)

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2018

At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Tie, Charlotte and Isabella (15); 3. Amelia (13); 4. Olivia (11); 5. tie, Emma and Harper (10); 7. tie, Ava, Scarlett (9); 9. tie, Zoey, Avery (8).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2018

 At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Jackson (25); 2. Liam (20); 3. tie, Henry and Elijah (14); 5. tie, Owen, William and Oliver (11); 8. Theodore (10); 9. Lucas (9); 10. Hudson (8).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2017

At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Tie, Charlotte and Isabella 15; 3. Amelia 12; 4. Olivia 11; 5. tie, Harper and Emma (10); 7. tie, Scarlett and Ava (9); 9. tie, Evelyn, Avery and Ella (7).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2017

At Genesis BirthCenters

 Liam (17) 2. Elijah (13); 3. Tie, Henry and Jackson (12); 5. Tie, Oliver and William (11); 7. Tie, Theodore and Owen (10); 9. Leo (9); 10. Tie, Hudson and Lucas (8).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2016

At Genesis BirthCenters

 Emma (15); 2. Olivia (13); 3. tie, Evelyn and Amelia (12); 5. Isabella (11); 6. Elizabeth (10); 7. Charlotte (9); 8. tie, Harper, Sophia, Addison (8)

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2016

 At Genesis BirthCenters

 Jackson (23), 2. Owen (15); 3. tie, Benjamin, William and Lucas (12); 6. Oliver (11); 7. Grayson (10); 8. Ryker (9); 9. tie, Aiden and James (8).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2015

At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Tie, Ava and Olivia (14); 3. tie, Evelyn, Harper, Emma (12); 6. Lillian (11); 7. Sophia (10); 8. Natalie (9); 9. tie, Amelia, Lucy and Scarlett (8).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2015

At Genesis BirthCenters

 Isaac 17; 2. tie, Oliver and Liam (11); 4. tie, Levi, William, Jack, Michael (10); 8. Tie, Owen, Grayson, Alexander, Benjamin, Bentley and Maxwell (9).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2014

 At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Tie, Avery and Olivia (12); 3. Zoey (11); 4. tie, Lillian, Evelyn and Mia (10); 7. Isabella (9); 8. tie, Nora, Gabriella, Sophia and Harper (8).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2014

 At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Jackson (19); 2. Liam (16); 3. Alexander (13); 4. tie, James and Logan (12); 6. tie, Gabriel, Dylan, Jacob, Elijah, Henry and David (11).

 Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2013

At Genesis BirthCenters

 Sophia (19); 2. Olivia (14); 3 tie, Ava, Elizabeth, and Emma (10) 6. tie, Addison, Aubrey, and Mia (9); 9. Ella;10. Charlotte

Most Popular Boys BabyNames In 2013

At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Liam (21); 2. tie, Isaac and William (16); 4. tie, Carter, David, and Ethan (15); 7. tie, Aiden and Brayden (12); 9. Mason (11); 10. Logan (9)

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2012

 At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Olivia (18); 2. Isabella (17); 3. Sophia (14); 4. tie, Ava and Madison (12); 6. tie, Emma  (11) and Zoey (11); 8. tie, Avery and Chloe (10); 10. Lily (9).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2012

 At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Mason (17); 2. Benjamin (14); 3. tie, William, Alexander and Noah (13); 6. Elijah (12); 7. tie, Henry, Anthony, Jayden and Jackson (11).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2011
At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Sophia (22); 2. Ava (17); 3. tie, Addison and Isabella (16); 5. Lily (13); 6. tie, Olivia, Emily and Ella (11); 9. Madison (10); 10. Kylee (9).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2011

 At Genesis BirthCenters

 Alexander (17); 2. Elijah (15); 3. tie, Noah and Landon (14); 5. Logan (13); 6. tie, Owen, Aiden, Brayden, Liam (12); 10. tie, Gavin and Jackson (11).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2010

 At Genesis BirthCenters

 Sophia (30); 2. Isabella (23); 3. Emma (22); 4. Ava (20); 5. Addison (18); 6. Ella (17); 7. tie, Madison (14) and Madelyn (14); 9. tie, Lillian (13) and Abigail (13).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2010

 At Genesis BirthCenters

 Mason (22); 2. Aiden (17); 3. tie, Alexander (13); Jacob (13); Jayden (13); Luke (13); Zachary (13); 8. tie, Noah, Owen, Caleb, Benjamin, and Carter (12).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2009

 At Genesis BirthCenters

  1. Isabella (27); 2. Olivia (20); 3. Addison (17); 4. Abigail (16); 5. Ava (15); 6. Grace (14); 7. tie, Emily; Emma and Madison (12); 10. tie, Alexis and Hailey (11).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2009

At Genesis BirthCenters

1. Noah (20); 2. tie, Ethan and Carter (19); 4. Alexander (18); 5. Logan (17); 6. tie, Jacob and Aiden (16); 8. Benjamin (15); 9. Jack (14); 10. William (13).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2008

 At Genesis Birth Centers

 Addison (21); 2. Hailey (20); 3. Madeline (18); 4. tie, Abigail, Emily and Emma (17); 7. tie, Isabella and Olivia (16); 9. Chloe (15); 10. Ava (12).

 Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2008

 At Genesis Birth Center

  1. Jaden (25); 2. Aiden (23); 3. tie, Alexander and Noah (21); 5. tie, Kaiden and William (19); 7. tie, Landon and Logan (17); 9. Elijah (16); 10. Benjamin (15).

 Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2007

 At Genesis Birth Centers

 Ava (22); 2. Olivia (21); 3. tie, Addison and Lily (18); 5. Elizabeth (16); 6. tie, Madeline, Alexis, Sophia, Isabella (14); 10. tie, Emma, Madison (13).

 Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2007

 At Genesis Birth Centers

 1. Aiden (29); 2. tie, Noah and Jacob (18); 4. Ethan (17); 5. tie Jackson, Tyler, Landon, Gabriel, Benjamin, William and Alexander (Alex) 15.

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2006

At Genesis Birth Centers

 Emma (29); 2. Olivia (20); 3. tie, Ava and Hannah (19); 5. Addison (18); 6. Grace (17); 6. Isabella (16); 7. Abigail (15); 8. tie, Alexis and Lauren (14); 10. Emily (13).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2006

At Genesis Birth Centers

 Ethan (28); 2. tie, Aiden and Carter (20); 4. tie, Andrew, Logan, Mason and Noah (17); 8. tie, Alexander and Jacob (16); 10. tie, Hunter and Joseph (15).

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Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.