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Top 10 Names for 2008
Rank Male name Female name
1 Jacob Emma
2 Michael Isabella
3 Ethan Emily
4 Joshua Madison
5 Daniel Ava
6 Alexander Olivia
7 Anthony Sophia
8 William Abigail
9 Christopher Elizabeth
10 Matthew Chloe
Note: Rank 1 is the most popular, rank 2 is the next most popular, and so forth.

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Please note that the name you select must be in the top 1000 most popular names in order for the name to appear in the results of your request. Portal to U.S. government agencies Privacy Policy  | Website Policies & Other Important Information  | Site Map
Last reviewed or modified Friday May 8, 2009
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