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May 8th, 2009
11:11 AM ET

Name that baby!!!

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular baby names in the country.

Boys - 1) Jacob 2) Michael 3) Ethan 4) Joshua 5) Daniel

Girls - 1) Emma 2) Isabella 3) Emily 4) Madison 5) Ava

Not too different than last year's list - though Emma did end Emily's 12-year grip on #1.

Personally, I'm always more interested in the NEW names that crack the top 1,000. Some of this year's newbies on the girls' side: Isla, Milagros, and Dayami; on the boys' side, welcome Aaden, Kymani, and Beckham*.

*Some other pop culture-y big movers: Khloe, Audrina, Miley, Rihanna, Kimora, Malia; Kingston, Kobe, Jonas, Mekhi, Maddox, Joaquin, Braxton.

Does one of your kids have a cool, unique name that might not've made the SSA's list? Or do you just have some thoughts on baby names/trends in the U.S.? Comment!


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
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  1. TJ

    No- but hell no! Who is to say that the parents treatment wont work and again- here the Government thinks they know better- NOT!
    If they (Government) think they are so great at "healing", instead of hurting people- then way are we(Country) in such a mess now. so- again-No- let the family do their thing. Where is the "Seperation" of Church and State people now? Of course that is all blown out of meaning, too.

    May 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  2. RJ

    Dear Kyra, I`m 39 and I have two children that are grown and gone and their first names are Rhyan and Danielle. My wife and I just had an oppsy late in life and now we have a new addition which we nmaed him Ian after my middle name but we couldnt think of a middle name so we took the first 3 letters in our first 2 children and we came up with Rhydan, so his name is Ian Rhydan.

    May 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

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