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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Isabella's reign continues; Jacob stages comeback

Isabella continues her reign as the queen of baby names for the fourth consecutive year in Arizona and Jacob returns from 2009 as the most popular boy’s name.

Nearly 1,000 newborn Arizonans were dubbed Isabella or Jacob in 2010. Both Isabella and Jacob are the top names nationally as reported by Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names List.

The just-in results show that Sophia holds the number two spot for baby girls for the third year in a row. Mia, Emma and Olivia round out the top five names given to girls in Arizona in 2010. Nine of the ten girl’s names from 2009 stayed in the Top Ten. Natalie edged out Samantha for the number ten spot this year.

Anthony, Daniel, Alexander and Angel return as the second through the fifth most popular boys’ names. This year there are three boys’ names that made their first appearance in the Top Ten: Gabriel, Jayden and Noah.

The Arizona Department of Health Services collects data from birth certificates in the Office of Vital Records. For the fourth straight year, the state saw a drop in total births.

The top 20 names among Arizona girls and boys born in 2010:

Girls:

* ISABELLA 511
* SOPHIA 462
* MIA 328
* EMMA 301
* OLIVIA 274
* EMILY 252
* ABIGAIL 246
* AVA 243
* MADISON 207
* NATALIE 200
* SAMANTHA 191
* VICTORIA 189
* ELIZABETH 187
* CHLOE 185
* ALEXIS 169
* HAILEY 159
* ADDISON 154
* CAMILA 149
* ELLA 144
* BELLA 143

Boys:

* JACOB 487
* ANTHONY 387
* DANIEL 376
* ALEXANDER 369
* ANGEL 348
* MICHAEL 335
* GABRIEL 313
* JAYDEN 313
* ETHAN 302
* NOAH 296
* AIDEN 290
* JOSE 276
* JOSEPH 272
* JULIAN 271
* ANDREW 268
* DAVID 268
* CHRISTOPHER 267
* ADRIAN 266
* JOSHUA 265
* LOGAN 265
Arizona Department of Health Services
Leadership for a Healthy Arizona

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