Some Top Baby Names in New Jersey, 2013
|7 December 2013|
According to New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press, “preliminary data from the state Department of Health has names like Michael and Matthew at the top of the 2013 list for boys, and Sophia and Isabella for girls.”
That preliminary data isn’t yet available at the NJ Department of Health website, but hopefully it will be soon.
According to the SSA, Sophia and Isabella ranked #1 and #2 for baby girls born in New Jersey in 2012. Michael and Matthew ranked #1 and #5.
Also from the source article, this interesting fact about baby names in New Jersey’s Monmouth County:
[R]oughly one-third of the top girls and boys names are Orthodox names, like Chana, Chaya, Esther, Rivka and Batsheva for the girls, and Moshe, Chaim and Yosef for the boys. The Monmouth list, in fact, varies markedly both from the statewide baby names, as well as the national list.
UPDATE, 12/8/2013: Just spotted a different article with the full New Jersey preliminary list. Here it is:
|Girl Names||Boy Names|
And another interesting fact, this time about the name Sandy:
Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia | Bulgaria | Canada: Ontario, PEI, Quebec, Saskatchewan | Estonia | Finland | Latvia | New Zealand | Netherlands | Poland | Sweden | UK: Northern Ireland, Scotland | US: Arizona, New Jersey, Tennessee
One gender-neutral name that has trended in the past year, however, did not get the surge experts were predicting some nine months after the biggest storm in New Jersey history.
“We had no babies named Sandy in July and August, when we might have been expecting that,” Waters said.