Saturday, 8 May 2010

Top baby names in the US

The US Social Security Administration has released their annual list of the most popular baby names of 2009.

Top 10 for Boys and Girls

Boys
1. Jacob
2. Ethan
3. Michael
4. Alexander
5. William
6. Joshua
7. Daniel
8. Jayden
9. Noah
10. Anthony

Girls
1. Isabella
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Sophia
5. Ava
6. Emily
7. Madison
8. Abigail
9. Chloe
10. Mia

The following tools may be of interest.

1) Lists of Popular Baby Names Back to 1879 (Up to Top 1000 Names)
You can use this database to access a list of up to 1000 names including the 2009 rankings.

2) Popularity of a Name
See how a named has changed in popularity over time.

If you're wondering about John, it was the most popular boys name until 1923, fell out of the top 10 in 1986, and is now 26, down 6 positions in one year.

via Resource Shelf at www.resourceshelf.com/2010/05/08/new-lists-rankings-the-most-popular-baby-names-of-2009-u-s-and-database-of-name-rankings/

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