Top Baby Names of 2011

(Excerpts taken from HuffPost online)

Sophia is the new top girls’ name in the U.S., unseating Isabella after a two-year reign, according to the Social Security Administration’s announcement of 2011’s most popular baby names.

Jacob remains the most popular name for boys for the 13th year in a row.

The celebrity baby name influence is evidenced by two names leaping up the ranks. Mason, the new number two boys’ name, is the name of Kourtney Kardashian’s baby boy.  And Harper, the fastest-rising name for girls, was chosen last year by Victoria and David Beckham for their first daughter.

Sophia is only the tenth name in history to be the U.S. Number one for girls.  The others are, in reverse chronological order, Isabella, Emma, Emily, Jessica, Ashley, Jessica (again), Jennifer, Lisa, Linda, and Mary.

Only six names, including Jacob, have held the top spot for boys.  Counting backwards from Jacob, they are Michael, David (for one year only, 1960), Michael again, Robert, James, Robert (again), and John.

Here is the list – is your child’s name on it?

Rank Male name Female name
1 Jacob Sophia
2 Mason Isabella
3 William Emma
4 Jayden Olivia
5 Noah Ava
6 Michael Emily
7 Ethan Abigail
8 Alexander Madison
9 Aiden Mia
10 Daniel Chloe
11 Anthony Elizabeth
12 Matthew Ella
13 Elijah Addison
14 Joshua Natalie
15 Liam Lily
16 Andrew Grace
17 James Samantha
18 David Avery
19 Benjamin Sofia
20 Logan Aubrey
21 Christopher Brooklyn
22 Joseph Lillian
23 Jackson Victoria
24 Gabriel Evelyn
25 Ryan Hannah
26 Samuel Alexis
27 John Charlotte
28 Nathan Zoey
29 Lucas Leah
30 Christian Amelia
31 Jonathan Zoe
32 Caleb Hailey
33 Dylan Layla
34 Landon Gabriella
35 Isaac Nevaeh
36 Gavin Kaylee
37 Brayden Alyssa
38 Tyler Anna
39 Luke Sarah
40 Evan Allison
41 Carter Savannah
42 Nicholas Ashley
43 Isaiah Audrey
44 Owen Taylor
45 Jack Brianna
46 Jordan Aaliyah
47 Brandon Riley
48 Wyatt Camila
49 Julian Khloe
50 Aaron Claire
51 Jeremiah Sophie
52 Angel Arianna
53 Cameron Peyton
54 Connor Harper
55 Hunter Alexa
56 Adrian Makayla
57 Henry Julia
58 Eli Kylie
59 Justin Kayla
60 Austin Bella
61 Robert Katherine
62 Charles Lauren
63 Thomas Gianna
64 Zachary Maya
65 Jose Sydney
66 Levi Serenity
67 Kevin Kimberly
68 Sebastian Mackenzie
69 Chase Autumn
70 Ayden Jocelyn
71 Jason Faith
72 Ian Lucy
73 Blake Stella
74 Colton Jasmine
75 Bentley Morgan
76 Dominic Alexandra
77 Xavier Trinity
78 Oliver Molly
79 Parker Madelyn
80 Josiah Scarlett
81 Adam Andrea
82 Cooper Genesis
83 Brody Eva
84 Nathaniel Ariana
85 Carson Madeline
86 Jaxon Brooke
87 Tristan Caroline
88 Luis Bailey
89 Juan Melanie
90 Hayden Kennedy
91 Carlos Destiny
92 Jesus Maria
93 Nolan Naomi
94 Cole London
95 Alex Payton
96 Max Lydia
97 Grayson Ellie
98 Bryson Mariah
99 Diego Aubree
100 Jaden Kaitlyn
Note: Rank 1 is the most popular, rank 2 is the next most popular, and so forth.
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