NYC’s most popular baby names

October 14, 2007

For all the expecting New Yorkers out there, here’s a list that should help you decide what not to name your newborn child.

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released the city’s most popular baby names for 2006. Here are the top three girls and boys names both citywide and by ethnicity.

Citywide

Girls Boys
Ashley Michael
Emily Daniel
Isabella Matthew

By Ethnicity

Girls

Hispanic Black White Asian & Pacific Islander
Ashley Kayla Sarah Emily
Emily Madison Rachel Sophia
Isabella Jada Ava Chloe

Boys

Hispanic Black White Asian & Pacific Islander
Angel Joshua Michael Ryan
Christopher Jayden Joseph Jason
Justin Justin Daniel & Matthew Kevin

There seems to be a trend here: Are Hispanics having more baby girls than any other ethnicity, and are Whites having more boys? Hmmm.

Update:

The Times went a bit further in their investigation (as they should) and discovered that the most popular boy name in New York City is, in fact, Jayden.

It fails to reach the No.1 spot because of the different ways it’s spelled: Jayden, Jaden, Jaiden, Jaydin, Jaeden, Jaydon and Jadyn.

I’m sure this has nothing to do with Will Smith’s kid.

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2 Responses to “NYC’s most popular baby names”

  1. Guy Davis Says:

    Interesting statistics for the City of New York. I’ve added the NYC popular names to my world map for those interested in how these names fare internationally:

    http://www.babynamemap.com


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