Every year the U.S. Social Security Administration releases a list that shows the top names babies have been named during that year. Once again, the name Jacob is in top place, as it has been for 10 years straight. Emma has now jumped up to the top place for girl names.

But if you are looking to name your baby and not have it the same as every one else, then you might consult the website to see what other names are being given frequently. www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/pr/baby-names2008-pr.htm

Top Baby Names for 2009: The Top 10 Breakdown

Here’s the top 10 breakdown of most popular baby names for boys and girls.

Boys:

1. Jacob
2. Michael
3. Ethan
4. Joshua
5. Daniel
6. Alexander
7. Anthony
8. William
9. Christopher
10. Matthew

Girls:

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