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DES MOINES, Iowa — Did your child’s name make the list of the top baby names of 2015?

UnityPoint Health released a list of last year’s five most popular baby names for boys and girls:

Boys

  • Henry
  • Jackson/Jaxon
  • Liam
  • James
  • Wyatt

Girls

  • Olivia
  • Charlotte
  • Emma
  • Avery
  • Evelyn & Sophia/Sophie

The list was put together from the names of nearly 5,000 babies delivered at UnityPoint’s three metro hospitals: Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Methodist West Hospital and Iowa Lutheran Hospital.

Amy Varcoe, with UnityPoint Health, said all three hospitals saw an increase in the number of deliveries, reaching  a total of 4,978.

The overall birth rate in Des Moines went up nearly 1 percent for the year.