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Popular Baby Boy Names of 2008

The top baby names of 2008 have been released!

The top boy name of 2007, Jacob, remains on top. In fact, Jacob's been the most popular name in the nation since 1999.

Most of the other names in the top fifty have shuffled around a bit, though. Here are the top male names of 2008 (and how the popularity of each name has changed since 2007).

1. Jacob (no change)
2. Michael (no change)
3. Ethan (no change)
4. Joshua (no change)
5. Daniel (no change)
6. Alexander (up from 11th)
7. Anthony (no change)
8. William (no change)
9. Christopher (down from 6th)
10. Matthew (down from 9th)
11. Jayden (up from 18th)
12. Andrew (down from 10th)
13. Joseph (no change)
14. David (down from 12th)
15. Noah (down from 14th)
16. Aiden (new)
17. James (down from 15th)
18. Ryan (down from 16th)
19. Logan (down from 17th)
20. John (down from 19th)
21. Nathan (up from 24th)
22. Elijah (up from 30th)
23. Christian (down from 22nd)
24. Gabriel (up from 28th)
25. Benjamin (up from 26th)
26. Jonathan (down from 23rd)
27. Samuel (down from 25th)
28. Tyler (down from 21st)
29. Nicholas (down from 20th)
30. Gavin (up from 32nd)
31. Dylan (down from 29th)
32. Jackson (up from 33rd)
33. Brandon (down from 31st)
34. Caleb (up from 36th)
35. Mason (up from 37th)
36. Angel (down from 34th)
37. Isaac (up from 41st)
38. Evan (up from 40th)
39. Jack (down from 38th)
40. Jose (down from 35th)
41. Kevin (down from 39th)
42. Isaiah (up from 43rd)
43. Luke (up from 46th)
44. Landon (up from 49th)
45. Justin (no change)
46. Lucas (up from 53rd)
47. Zachary (down from 42nd)
48. Jordan (down from 44th)
49. Robert (down from 47th)
50. Aaron (up from 52nd)

The two top-50 names from 2007 that didn't make it this time around were Austin (now 55th) and Cameron (now 53rd).

The name to watch now? Definitely Jayden, which has made two huge jumps recently: from 49th to 18th two years ago, and from 18th to 11th last year. It's on track to be a top-10 name in 2009. In fact, if you lump it with all its variant spellings -- Jaiden, Jaden, etc. -- it's easily in the top 10 already.


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