Emma Tops Emily as Most Popular Baby Girl Name for First Time in 12 Years
WASHINGTON – Move over, baby Emily. Emma is the new top name among baby girls, ending Emily's 12-year reign.
The Social Security Administration said Friday that Jacob remained king among the boys in 2008, his 10th straight year at the top.
Biblical names dominated the top choices for boys while popular culture appears to have influenced some of the girls' names.
Emma was followed by Isabella, Emily, Madison and Ava. Jacob was followed by Michael, Ethan, Joshua and Daniel.