The official top names of 2005
The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular American baby names of 2005. The top spots are unchanged: Emily and Jacob are still #1, followed by Emma and Michael. In fact, the top seven boys' names are exactly the same as 2004.
GIRLSBOYSEmily Jacob Emma Michael Madison Joshua Abigail Matthew Olivia Ethan Isabella Andrew Hannah Daniel Samantha AnthonyAvaChristopherAshleyJoseph
For comparison, the 2004 leader board:
GIRLSBOYSEmily Jacob Emma Michael Madison Joshua Olivia Matthew Hannah Ethan Abigail Andrew Isabella Daniel Ashley William SamanthaJoseph ElizabethChristopher
I'll be crunching the numbers and looking for interesting trends over the next few weeks. Look for announcements here of the NameVoyager update, and the results of the Baby Name Pool!