Barack, Mit and Adelle didn't make the list last year for the most popular baby names.  What names did make the list?

Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names given in 2011 according to the Social Security Administraition.  The yearly list was dotted with names from the Bible, from pop-culture and (here's a sign of the times) there were even names influenced by Reality TV.

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For the 13th year in a row, Jacob topped the list of boy's names.  But there were some surprises in the Top 10:  Michael dropped out of the top 5 for the first time since 1948 and Mason made it's debut in the Top 10--and yes, that happens to be the name of Kourtney Kardashian's first born.

Link:  Best and Worst celebrity baby names.

The list of girl's names isn't as consistent year to year as the boy's list.  There have been four different girl's names top the list over the last five years.  In 2011, Sophia was the most popular name given.

While some names are popular every year, others shoot their way up the list.  The fastest riser in 2011 for girls was the name Briella, possibly because of Briella Calafiore, who appears on the reality shows "Jerseylicious" and "Glam Fairy."  The fastest riser on the boy's list was Brantley, possibly because of Brantley Gilbert or University of Florida quarterback John Brantley.

The Social Security Administration puts their list together using information given by parents applying for their newborn's Social Security number.  Here are the names that made the list last year.

For boys:

  1. Jacob
  2. Mason
  3. William
  4. Jayden
  5. Noah
  6. Michael
  7. Ethan
  8. Alexander
  9. Aiden
  10. Daniel

For girls:

  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Madison
  9. Mia
  10. Chloe


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