Elvis exits as Jacob, Isabella top baby name list

Posted May 05, 2011, at 8:22 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration says Jacob was the most popular name for baby boys in 2010. Isabella was the most popular name for baby girls.

Elvis, meanwhile, has left the list of 1,000 most popular names for the first time since 1954.

Maci was the fastest-rising name for girls, and Bentley for boys. Maci Bookout starred in the reality TV show, “16 and Pregnant.” Her son is named Bentley.

Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue says he will leave it to others to explain the phenomenon.

The most popular baby names for girls in 2010

1. Isabella

2. Sophia

3. Emma

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Emily

7. Abigail

8. Madison

9. Chloe

10. Mia

11. Addison

12. Elizabeth

13. Ella

14. Natalie

15. Samantha

16. Alexis

17. Lily

18. Grace

19. Hailey

20. Alyssa

The top 20 baby names for boys in 2010:

1.  Jacob

2.  Ethan

3.  Michael

4.  Jayden

5.  William

6.  Alexander

7.  Noah

8.  Daniel

9.  Aiden

10.  Anthony

11.  Joshua

12.  Mason

13.  Christopher

14.  Andrew

15.  David

16.  Matthew

17.  Logan

18.  Elijah

19.  James

20.  Joseph

 

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