Most Popular Baby Names in New York City

The top baby names in New York City in 2006 were Ashley and Michael, according to a list (pdf) released yesterday by New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rounding out the top ten for each gender were…

Emily
Isabella
Sarah
Kayla
Sophia
Mia
Madison
Brianna
Samantha
Daniel
Matthew
Joshua
Justin
David
Christopher
Joseph
Anthony
Jayden

Many rare and unusual names ranked as well. Examples include:

  • Girls: Aissatou, Breindy, Egypt, Fanta, Fraidy, Frimet, Kadiatou, Noor, Pessy, Reem, Rivky, Shaindy, Tziporah, Yides, Yu, Zissy
  • Boys: Achilles, Adriel, Alpha, Dovid, Hershy, Jhon, Kacper, Kymani, Lazer, Mamadou, Naftuli, Sekou, Tzvi, Usman, Vladimir, Zalmen

Also, Tenzin was a cool one that managed to rank for both genders — it was given to 11 boys and 22 girls in NYC last year.


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