The most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2010, according to the illustrious SSA, were these:
- Jacob (same as in 2009)
- Ethan (same)
- Michael (same)
- Jayden (up 4 spots, from 8th)
- William (same)
- Alexander (down 2 spots, from 4th)
- Noah (up 2 spots, from 9th)
- Daniel (down 1 spot, from 7th)
- Aiden (up 3 spots, from 12th)
- Anthony (up 1 spot, from 11th)
Jayden won’t top ’til it reaches the top, apparently. Is Jayden’s dominance a sign of the forthcoming zombie apocalypse? Yes, probably.
- Isabella (same as in 2009)
- Sophia (up 2 spots, from 4th)
- Emma (down 1 spot, from 2nd)
- Olivia (down 1 spot, from 3rd)
- Ava (same)
- Emily (same)
- Abigail (up 1 spot, from 8th)
- Madison (down 1 spot, from 7th)
- Chloe (same)
- Mia (same)
The top ten girl names haven’t changed overall, while the top ten boy names now include Aiden and Anthony and exclude Joshua (was 6th, now 11th) and Christopher (was 10th, now 13th).
More analysis to come. In the meanwhile, please leave a comment with your thoughts/observations. See anything interesting on the new list?