Trying To Decide On A Baby Name? The Social Security's Most Popular Baby Names List For 2010 Was Released Today!

Trying to decide on a baby name? The Social Security's Most Popular Baby Names List for 2010 was released today!
Trying to decide on a baby name? The Social Security's Most Popular Baby Names List for 2010 was released today! Jacob was the most popular boy's name and Isabella was the most popular girl's name in 2010. Overall, the most popular names for 2010 are as follows: Boys:
  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Jayden
  5. William
  6. Alexander
  7. Noah
  8. Daniel
  9. Aiden
  10. Anthony
Girls:
  1. Isabella
  2. Sophia
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Madison
  9. Chloe
  10. Mia
Thanks to 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, the names Maci and Bentley had the biggest jump in popularity in 2010. (Teen Mom Maci named her son Bentley, for those not keeping up with the shows -- like me!) Another interesting tidbit. The name Elvis has been in the top 1,000 names since 1954, but this year, it didn't make it. “This news about Elvis has me all shook up,” said [Social Security] Commissioner Astrue. “But that’s all right mama. I’m confident that, next year, America’s new parents can’t help falling in love with Elvis again and moving it back into the top 1,000.” I love names! Something about choosing a name for one's child is so special. While I absolutely love six of the ten names on the girls' lists (names that ran through my head when we were choosing a name for our daughter), I prefer names - or at least spellings - that aren't super popular. We spelled both of our children's name in an usual way, thus ensuring they'll never be able to buy a magnet or toothbrush with their name on it. But I like that their names are a little different. We also kept the names they were given in their birth countries as one of their middle names. What do you think of the Top 10 popular baby names for 2010? Would you pick one of the names? Did you pick one of them? Need more help choosing a name for your baby? Check out our SheKnows Baby Names tools, where you can find the meaning of thousands of names, check out lists of popular names and get help selecting a name if you're stuck!

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