Old-fashioned baby names popular again

August 26, 2009 10:50:03 PM PDT
Old-fashioned names are still big with new parents.

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The Social Security Administration's annual list of the most popular baby names came out Wednesday.

The top three names for boys in 2008 were Jacob, Michael, and Ethan. For girls, the top names are: Emma, Isabella and Emily.

When you look state-by-state, it's a different story. Here in California, the top names are Daniel and Isabella.

Boys:

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Ethan
  4. Joshua
  5. Daniel
  6. Alexander
  7. Anthony
  8. William
  9. Christopher
  10. Matthew
Girls:
  1. Emma
  2. Isabella
  3. Emily
  4. Madison
  5. Ava
  6. Olivia
  7. Sophia
  8. Abigail
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Chloe
www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames

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