Most Popular Baby Names of 2009

Michele Zipp

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Two characters on Twilight -- Isabella and Jacob -- earned the top spots for most popular baby names for 2009

I have to admit, I sort of held my breath when scrolled down the list of boys and girls names. I really didn't want my twins' names to be on the list only because I grew up with one of the most popular names ever and I don't want that for my kids.

Still, there are some fantastic names on the list ...

Top 20 Boys Names

1. Jacob

2. Ethan

3. Michael

4. Alexander

5. William

6. Joshua

7. Daniel

8. Jayden

9. Noah (LOVE the name Noah!)

10. Anthony

11. Christopher

12. Aiden

13. Matthew

14. David

15. Andrew

16. Joseph

17. Logan

18. James

19. Ryan

20. Benjamin

Top 20 Girls Names

1. Isabella

2. Emma

3. Olivia

4. Sophia

5. Ava

6. Emily

7. Madison

8. Abigail

9. Chloe (Chloe was a contender for my little girl!)

10. Mia

11. Elizabeth

12. Addison

13. Alexis

14. Ella

15. Samantha

16. Natalie

17. Grace

18. Lily

19. Alyssa

20. Ashley

My son's name, Hunter, is ranked 56th; and my daughter Penelope's name is at 252. If your baby's name didn't make the top 20, you can plug in your child's name at the Social Security Administration website and see where it ranked.

Did your baby's name make the top 20? What did it rank?

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