Top NYC Baby Names for 2007 – Isabella, Sophia, Daniel, Jayden

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

Isabella [tie]
Sophia [tie]
Emily
Ashley
Sarah
Kayla
Mia
Olivia
Samantha
Rachel
Madison
539
539
525
480
425
414
381
375
368
359
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.)

Daniel
Jayden
Michael
Matthew
Justin
Joshua
David
Anthony
Christopher
Joseph
865
846
801
778
738
719
705
664
652
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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