Oh, Baby!

A baby by any other name still would be as sweet.



According to the most recent numbers available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if you adjust for seasonal variation in birth and fertility rates, the birth rate is highest in January. What does that mean? It’s time to start thinking about baby names. You don’t want your kids to be one of 15 children in their class with the same name. Best to steer clear of the ultra-trendy monikers. Here are the ones to avoid, the most popular baby names according to the most recent stats available from the Social Security Administration.

Most Popular Baby Names in the Country

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

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

Most Popular Baby Names in New York State

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

Boys
1. Michael
2. Jayden
3. Matthew
4. Ethan
5. Daniel
6. Ryan
7. Anthony
8. Joseph
9. Jacob
10. Christopher