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William, Emma most popular names in N.C.

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in North Carolina for 2010. Emma and William topped the list.
The top five boys and girls names for 2010 in North Carolina were:
Boys:
1) William
2) Jacob
3) Elijah
4) Noah
5) Jayden
Girls:
1) Emma
2) Isabella
3) Ava
4) Madison
5) Sophia
Last week the federal government’s top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced Isabella and Jacob were the most popular baby names in the U.S. How does North Carolina compare to the rest of the country? Check out Social Security’s website — www.socialsecurity.gov — to see the top baby names for 2010.
In addition to each state’s top 100 baby names, Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2010 and a list of the top 100 names for twins born in 2010. The website also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.
To read about this year’s winner for biggest jump in popularity, how pop culture (teen moms and frogs) affects baby names, and whether or not Elvis still lives, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/baby-names2010-pr.html
Coming soon, Social Security will introduce a baby names mobile application. The Baby Name Playroom application will provide useful information and promote Social Security’s online services at www.socialsecurity.gov, plus all the baby names info you want — from your iPhone.

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