Isabella, Jayden top names for NYC babies in 2010

December 29, 2011 5:43:40 AM PST
Isabella and Jayden are still big in the Big Apple, and Chloe, Jacob and Joseph are gaining ground.

The New York City Health Department said Wednesday that Jayden remained the most popular name for newborn boys in 2010. Isabella held steady as the top choice for girls. Both names were also number-ones in 2009.

It takes the city months to compile the list because many birth certificates are initially filed without names and are updated later.

While the top 10 lists held pretty steady from 2009 to 2010, Chloe replaced Ashley and Jacob and Joseph bumped out Alexander and Christopher.

The number of babies born in the city dropped by 1.6 percent, to 124,791.

The Social Security Administration says Isabella and Jacob were the top baby names nationwide in 2010.

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