Most popular baby names in New York 2009

name tag isabellaAs it does every year, the Social Security Administration recently released a list of the most popular baby names in 2009. You can break the list out by state, which is exactly what we did.

The list of the most 100 popular names for boys and girls born in New York last year is after the jump.

Michael and Isabella topped last year's lists, too.

The lists are from the SSA. And, yep, there are caveats.

Comments

Thanks, Twilight.

My name was so uncommon back in the day (1982 is my year of birth). Now its so common. :(

and..thanks, annoying celebrity baby names/washed up pop singers/Sex and the City quartet.

In fifteen years or so, we are going to have a lot of angry (and angsty) young women who are looking at their parents and screaming, "You named me after that girl in Twilight?!?"

I, for one, support interventions by Child and Family Services for children named Isabella or Edward.

I'd love to see the bottom 100, I bet there are some real doozies there.

At least it isn't Jacob and Isabella, as some websites were reporting.
At least I know my name will most likely never be on that list.

@Summer: Those were the top two names nationally.

@Greg: What?! Oh ugg....

"Genesis"? People are naming their daughters "Genesis"? Was "Deuteronomy" too hard to spell?

Wasn't Isabella already in wide use prior to that vampire thing? In fact it seems to me that most of the names in the Top Ten have been popular for a while now.

And trust me on this one, at least one of those 291 Charlottes was not named after a character from Sex in the City. As if.

bottom 100! bottom 100! I want all the Gertrudes and Mervins out there to get their due...

--noticed my name just squeaked into the top 100--I used to hate that it was so old fashioned, but feel really thankful now, mom and dad!

Some of the popular names seem to come out of left field... there are 288 babies named Esther in NY state? I've only met one Esther in my life and she was 60+ when I met her as a child. I wonder if it was the Madonna effect??

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