Of the 629 births (321 boys and 308 girls) announced in the Petoskey News-Review during 2007, these were the ten most popular baby names for each gender:
- Jacob & Logan [tie]
- Aiden/Aidan, Alexander, Cameron/Camron/Camryn, Jack & Owen [5-way tie]
- Emma, Isabella/Isabel, Olivia & Sarah/Sara [4-way tie]
- Abigail/Abbiegail/Abbigail, Ava, Grace, Hannah/Hanna, Lauren/Lauryn & MacKenzie/Makenzie/McKenzee/McKenzie [6-way tie]
Some of the unique baby names bestowed in Petoskey last year were Benjen (boy), Sakura (girl), Shrinil (boy), Tikibiinhs* (girl) and Truett (boy).
*The mother claims Tikibiinhs is an Ottawa name meaning “little spring.” I haven’t been able to verify this.