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November 29, 2011 at 10:53 AM

And the top baby names in 2010 were …

The top baby names in the state in 2010 were Sophia and Jacob, which have long been favorite names chosen by Washington parents.

Jacob was not only the top name in the state, but also nationally. While Sophia was tops in Washington, Isabella won the nation’s hearts.

Jacob has held the No. 1 spot for seven of the past 10 years. Overall, 44,247 boys were born in 2010 in Washington, and 416 were named Jacob.

The names for girls have varied, but just a bit. Four names have been in the top five for most of the decade: Olivia, Isabella, Emma and Emily. But Sophia has been one of the top four most popular names beginning in 2007.  Overall, of the 42,233 girls born in 2010, 474 were named Sophia.

The top five boys’ names were Jacob, Alexander, Daniel, William and Ethan.  As for girls, the 2010 favorites were Sophia, Olivia, Isabella, Emma and Ava.

The state’s list of the most popular names for 2010 is available at these websites: For girls. For boys.

This data is gathered by the Center for Health Statistics within the state Department of Health.

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