Popular baby names in College Station (Texas), 2022

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The city of College Station, home of Texas A&M University (the state’s first public institution of higher education), is located in east-central Texas.

Last year, College Station welcomed 3,856 babies — 1,932 girls and 1,924 boys.

What were the most popular names among these babies? Evelynn and Noah.

Here are College Station’s top 3 girl names and top 3 boy names of 2022:

Girl Names

  1. Evelynn, 21 baby girls
  2. Camila, 20
  3. Ava, 18

Boy Names

  1. Noah, 20 baby boys
  2. Daniel & Liam (tie), 18 each
  3. Benjamin, 15

I’m curious about Evelynn being the top girl name, because the traditional spelling, Evelyn, tends to be much more popular. Could “Evelynn” be a typo…?

Hadley wasn’t in the girls’ top 3, but it was the name of the first baby born in College Station in 2022.

Finally, here are some of the interesting first-middle combos bestowed in the city last year:

  • Girls: Galilea Ninive, Magnolia Truth, Italia Grecia, Saylor Arrow, Pepper Joe
  • Boys: Dodger John, Rowdy Randermann, Kratos Despereaux, Rhythm Ritesh, Riggins Joe

In 2021, the top names in College Station were Adalyn/Olivia/Sophia (a three-way tie) and Liam.

Source: Back by popular demand, here are the most popular local baby names (and our favorites) of 2022

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4 thoughts on “Popular baby names in College Station (Texas), 2022

  1. I bet Riggins is after Tim Riggins on the show Friday Night Lights, set in Texas. One of my favorite shows and characters, but I’d definitely go with Timothy over Riggins.

    Pepper Joe sounds like a mascot for a Tex-Mex restaurant. Pepper is kind of a guilty pleasure for me, but I’d only use it as a nickname or a pet’s name.

  2. I am back because it just struck me that “Dodger John” is a very pacifist name for a state full of boys named Shooter, Gauge, Gunner, and Colt.

  3. @Sharky – I bet you’re right about Riggins. In fact, the name debuted in the national data in 2007 — the year after the show premiered. A lot of those babies were probably named with the character in mind.

    (And that’s an interesting insight about Dodger! I hadn’t thought of it that way. Ha.)

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