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Popular Baby Names for 2012 Released

babiesBY REBECCA SHEEHAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Being an expectant mother myself, I was very eager to hear that the Social Security Administration finally announced state-by-state the most popular boy and girl names for 2012 yesterday.

Last year for New Jersey parents, Sophia remained the most popular female name, while once again Michael remained on top from the previous year. Isabel and Emma were second and third respectively, while on the boys side Anthony and Joseph ranked in at two and three.

Our neighboring state of New York saw different results. According to an article posted by amny.com, parents have taken a shine to Michael and Sophia. Both of those names were the most popular in the state in 2012 for the second year in a row, according to the Social Security Administration. In New York State last year alone, there were 1,384 Michaels and 1,406 Sophia’s born,

If you are interested in what baby names were popular in the island state of Hawaii, as well as the teeny tiny east coast state of Rhode Island, log onto the Social Security Administration website at this link. And for your own personal knowledge the most popular male name in the state of Idaho last year was Liam.

Top names for girls born in New Jersey: 
1. Sophia 
2. Isabella
3. Emma 
4. Olivia 
5. Ava

Top names for boys born in New Jersey:
1. Michael 
2. Anthony 
3. Joseph 
4. Jayden 
5. Matthew

Top names for girls in New York: 
1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Emma
4. Olivia
5. Ava

Top names for boys in New York: 
1. Michael
2. Jacob
3. Jayden
4. Ethan
5. Mason

 

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