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Royal baby is dubbed Archie — here are the most popular names in Pa.

Mary Pickels
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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during a photocall with their newborn son, in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, Windsor, south England, Wednesday May 8, 2019.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle — Duke and Duchess of Sussex — gave the world the first glimpse of their baby boy this morning.

And after introducing him to the queen, announced his name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Throughout Pennsylvania, parents often settle on the same popular names year after year.

Whether it’s a reflection on the daughter of that other royal couple, William and Kate, or not, Charlotte is a regular on top lists of baby girl names, regionally and statewide. Will Archie make the list next year?

According to the Pennsylvania Social Security Administration, the most popular names for Keystone babies in 2017, the most recent year available, are:

Boys — Liam, Noah, Logan, Benjamin and Mason

Girls — Emma, Olivia, Ava, Charlotte and Sophia

In 2015, the last year Allegheny Health Network released a list of popular baby names, a similar list emerged.

Among the nearly 7,000 babies born at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills and Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie in 2015, the top 10 names that year were:

Boys — Jackson/Jaxon, Mason, James, Lucas, William (another royal name), Logan, Aiden, Noah, Henry, and a three-way tie between Grayson, Jacob and Owen.

Girls — Sophia, Emma, Ava, Olivia, Abigail, Charlotte, Isabella, Adalynn, Avery and Aubrey.

As the world holds its breath, wondering if Harry and Meghan will follow tradition or select a more modern name, Nameberry.com and Names.org, online naming sites, also weigh in with expected popular names for 2019, based on site visits.

Boys — Milo (possibly a “This Is Us” Milo Ventimiglia influence), Jasper, Atticus, Theodore, Asher, Silas, Jack, Finn, Henry and Felix.

Girls — Posie, Isla, Olivia, Aurora, Maeve, Cora, Amara, Ada, Amelia and Charlotte.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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