Jayden is Most Popular Boys Name for Fourth Straight Year

By Gustavo Solis on December 31, 2013 1:23pm 

 Of the 123,000 babies born in New York City in 2012, there were 760 Jaydens and 607 Sophias, the Health Department said.
Of the 123,000 babies born in New York City in 2012, there were 760 Jaydens and 607 Sophias, the Health Department said.
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NEW YORK CITY — For the fourth year in a row Jayden was the most popular baby name for boys in New York City, while three-year favorite Isabella's streak was cut short by the rise of Sophia.

Of the 123,000 babies born in New York City in 2012, there were 760 Jaydens and 607 Sophias, the Health Department announced Tuesday. Overall 202 more babies were born in 2012 than in 2011.

The five most popular boys names were Jayden, Ethan, Jacob, Daniel, and Matthew. For girls, they were Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, and Emily. Sofia, spelled with an "f," came in at 13.

Sophia was also the most popular girls name for babies born nationwide last year, according to the Office of Social Security. Jayden came in seventh in the country while Jacob, third in New York City, was the most popular boy's name in the U.S.

Naming children after celebrities, cities, and seasons was popular in 2012. Angelina, Scarlett, Leonardo and Ashton were some of the most common star-studded baby names. Austin, Sydney, Israel and Brooklyn were all in the top 150, as were Summer, Autumn, and Wynter, according to Health Department data.

The most uncommon names in New York City were Nyah, Syeda, and Zi for girls and Meyer, Oren, and Zaid for boys.

The most popular boys name among Hispanic and Black babies was Jayden. Joseph was the most popular among White babies and Ryan was the top name for Asian & Pacific Islander newborns.

From girls, Isabella was number one for Hispanic girls, Madison for Black, Emma for White, and Chloe for Asian and Pacific Islanders.

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