Article by Joane Petrie, BabyNameGuide.com
Jacob has been the top male name since 1999. Prior to that, Michael was the number one name each year from 1964 to 1998 and Emily was the top female baby name each year from 1996 to 2009. This year Isabella became the most popular baby name for girls, followed by Sophia.
Five of the top boy names are of Hebrew origin which shows that America is definitely leaning towards religious names when it comes to their little guy in blue. While the girls names have a more international flare. The list from the Social Security Administration came out with its list of top baby names for 2010 and here are the top 10 boy and girl names.
|1. Jacob (Hebrew)||1. Isabella (Italian)|
|2. Ethan (Hebrew)||2. Sophia (Greek)|
|3. Michael (Hebrew)||3. Emma (German)|
|4. Jayden (American)||4. Olivia (Latin)|
|5. William (Old German)||5. Ava (Latin)|
|6. Alexander (Greek)||6. Emily (German)|
|7. Noah (Hebrew)||7. Abigail (Hebrew)|
|8. Daniel (Hebrew)||8. Madison (English)|
|9. Aiden (Gaelic)||9. Chloe (Greek)|
|10. Anthony (Latin)||10. Mia (Hebrew)|
A list of the 100 most popular baby names for 2010, can be found by clicking the link to the Most Popular Baby Names.
If you would like to take a look at previous years you can see that by clicking this link... The top 100 Baby Names for 2010.
The information on this site is from the Social Security Administration, which is a United States government site and can be found at http://www.ssa.gov.