Most popular baby names New York 2011

name tag masonAs it does every year, the Social Security Administration today released a list of the most popular baby names in 2011, sorted by state.

So we pulled the list -- the 100 most popular names for boys and girls born in New York State last year are after the jump. We also looked at how the top 10 names this year ranked during the last few years.

One name in particular has skyrocketed in popularity...

The top 10 for the entire country in 2011

The top 10 for New York in 2011

Also, how the 2011 top 10 has ranked the last four years here.

Mason was the big mover in 2011, both nationally and in New York. It was 12th nationally in 2010 -- and 31st in New York State. It was by far the biggest mover among boys in 2011 in New York, registering an increase of 441 kids from 2010.

One explanation for the increasing popularity of the name: the Kardashians. [AP/Boston Globe]

The top 100 baby names in New York State for 2011

Data from the Social Security Administration -- and yep, there are a few caveats.

Earlier on AOA: Most popular baby names in New York 2010

Comments

As one of many Michaels - let's move along now, people! - more than enough Mikes! : )

It puts me in the mind of that movie Clifford.

"I have one nephew I really love."
"Oh yeah? What's his name."
"I wanna say.... Mason."

Mu wife and I loved the name Mason for years before the god$&@# kardasian kid was born. Believe me our hands hit our foreheads quite quickly when that news broke. Our affection for the name came fro
The fact we both adored a musician of the same name (mason Jennings) and we didn't know anyone with the name to spoil it. For example, I like the name Tyler, but I knew a few Tyler's in high school and they were dicks. Tainted the name.

I don't know whether to hope mason is a trend or here to stay.

It's so strange to not see Jennifer on any of these lists, and it's been off for a while. It's totally going to be one of those names associated with old ladies in 30 years, isn't it?

I've met several baby Masons in the last year or so whose name had nothing to do with the Kardashian baby. Maybe there's another source for the name.

@irisira: I'm afraid you're right! When I was born, it was the #1 female name in the country! Now, it's nowhere to be seen! :(

Surprised that my name (Alexander) is suddenly #3 (if you combine "Alex" and "Alexander" numbers together). Anyone know why? I can't think of any current pop-culture Alex apart from Alex Rodriguez, and he's not exactly the most popular guy..

With very limited exception, I didn't know any other "Alex" growing up and I really still don't.

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