Top NYC Baby Names for 2007

New York City recently released its 2007 baby name rankings. Here are the most popular names for each gender, ladies first…

Girl Names

  1. Isabella, 539 baby girls (tie)
  2. Sophia, 539 (tie)
  3. Emily, 525
  4. Ashley, 480
  5. Sarah, 425
  6. Kayla, 414
  7. Mia, 381
  8. Olivia, 375
  9. Samantha, 368
  10. Rachel, 359
  11. Madison, 345

Yup — a tie for first place. Isabella was 3rd and Sophia was 6th in 2006, but both were #1 in 2007. (The former #1 was Ashley.)

Boy Names

  1. Daniel, 865 baby boys
  2. Jayden, 846
  3. Michael, 801
  4. Matthew, 778
  5. Justin, 738
  6. Joshua, 719
  7. David, 705
  8. Anthony, 664
  9. Christopher, 652
  10. Joseph, 617

Technically, Jayden is #2…but, realistically, it’s #1. Why do I say that? Because the grand total comes to 1,342 if the 301 Jadens, 103 Jaidens, 22 Jadons, 18 Jaedens, 17 Jaydons, 12 Jaidyns, 12 Jaydans, and 11 Jaydins are thrown in. That beats the 865 boys named Daniel by a long shot.

Regardless, Jayden–that single spelling variant–has enough momentum to top the list in 2008. So next time the “technical” vs. “realistic” distinction won’t have to be made. :)

Here are the top NYC baby names for 2006.

Source: Most Popular Baby Names in New York City [pdf]

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