It’s always fun looking at the most popular names year to year.  Check out the list below and see if your baby’s name made the national list.  By the way … I’m still waiting for someone to name their son Joel.  I’ve delivered over 1000 babies and haven’t got one yet!

-          Dr. B

 

Top Baby Names for 2011 Released by the Social Security Administration!

 The data is in (http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/ ) and the winners for most popular baby names in the nation for 2011 are:

 

Top 10 Baby Names for 2011

Rank

Male name

Female name

1

Jacob

Sophia

2

Mason

Isabella

3

William

Emma

4

Jayden

Olivia

5

Noah

Ava

6

Michael

Emily

7

Ethan

Abigail

8

Alexander

Madison

9

Aiden

Mia

10

Daniel

Chloe

 

We don’t have the winners yet by State for 2011, but last year’s North Carolina winners were:

Popularity for top 20 names in North Carolina for births in 2010

Rank

Male name

Number of
males

Female name

Number of
females

1

William

812

Emma

576

2

Jacob

698

Isabella

560

3

Elijah

572

Ava

525

4

Noah

558

Madison

474

5

Jayden

547

Sophia

469

6

Joshua

527

Abigail

457

7

Ethan

526

Olivia

453

8

James

517

Addison

437

9

Alexander

511

Chloe

427

10

Jackson

510

Emily

374

11

Mason

503

Elizabeth

360

12

Michael

497

Ella

319

13

Christopher

494

Alexis

274

14

David

462

Natalie

267

15

Samuel

450

Lillian

266

16

Caleb

447

Lily

253

17

Landon

440

Alyssa

246

18

Daniel

415

Anna

244

19

John

414

Makayla

243

20

Aiden

413

Sarah

241