The Most Popular Baby Names in the U.S.

Suzanne Murray


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How many babies do you know named Elvis? Probably not many. The Social Security Administration released its list of of the most popular baby names of 2008 and Elvis is 713 on the list. The name Barack has gotten more popular, but it's still no where near the top (it's number 2,409.

So what were the top baby names for baby girls and boys in 2008?

Emma is the most popular girls' name, knocked Emily out of the first-place spot (it had been the number one name for 12 years), and Isabella is the second most popular name. The name Miley is moving up on the list.

Jacob is the top name for boys and it has been for the past 10 years; the name Michael is the second most popular, and Ethan is third.

New girl names in the national top 1,000 included Isla (623), Mareli (718), Milagros (731), Dayami (750) and Nylah (821).

New boys names were Aaden (343), Chace (655), Marley (764), Kash (779) and Kymani (836).

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