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The Top Baby Names of 2010 Are…

Apparently there’s still no cure for Twilight fever, as evidenced by the top baby names of 2010, announced by the Social Security Administration on TODAY. The top boy and girl names reflect two of the main characters in the uber-popular vampire series and subsequent movies.

Plus: Baby Name Trends for 2011

Top Girl Names:

  1. Isabella
  2. Sophia
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Madison
  9. Chloe
  10. Mia


Top Boy Names:

  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Jayden
  5. William
  6. Alexander
  7. Noah
  8. Daniel
  9. Aiden
  10. Anthony

Plus: Why Middle-Aged Moms Like Me Love Twilight


The SSA also reports on names that are trending, like Maci and Bentley (inspired by a mom and son from the series Teen Mom) and Kellan, the real-life name of an actor from—you guessed it—the Twilight movies. Read about other trending names.


Is your kid’s name on the most popular list? (One of mine is!) Do you like that it’s common or wish it were more unusual?