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Michael and Sophia Top the Popular Baby Name List

The most popular baby names nationally and by state were released. Is your name on the list?

If there's a new baby on the block, there's a good chance that child is named Michael or Sophia. So says the Social Security Administration, which recently released the list of the most-used baby names for 2011.

The top five names in New Jersey for girls are:

  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Olivia
  4. Ava
  5. Emily

The top five names in New Jersey for boys are:

  1. Michael
  2. Ryan
  3. Anthony
  4. Jayden
  5. Jacob

A fun feature: you can use the list to find out the most popular baby names of a given year. In case you thought there were a lot of Isabellas in the 10th grade, or Harrys in third....you're probably right!

Here are the top 25 male and female names in New Jersey for 2011, along with the number of babies given that name. The top 100 are listed here.

1 Michael 695 Sophia 658 2 Ryan 591 Isabella 632 3 Anthony 587 Olivia 538 4 Jayden 583 Ava 481 5 Jacob 576 Emily 462 6 Matthew 576 Emma 458 7 Joseph 526 Mia 416 8 Daniel 509 Madison 363 9 Alexander 503 Abigail 349 10 Christopher 485 Samantha 317 11 Nicholas 476 Gabriella 303 12 Mason 447 Gianna 287 13 John 434 Sofia 279 14 Aiden 422 Grace 253 15 Andrew 418 Leah 240 16 David 411 Ella 233 17 Joshua 404 Chloe 232 18 Ethan 399 Sarah 229 19 William 390 Julia 223 20 Justin 386 Victoria 222 21 Noah 377 Ashley 221 22 James 376 Brianna 215 23 Lucas 375 Lily 211 24 Dylan 360 Kayla 204 25 Christian 352 Natalie 199

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