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Popular Baby Boy Names of 2010

The Social Security Administration recently released the U.S. baby name data for 2010. Here are the top twenty boy names of 2010 (and where they ranked in 2009, for comparison).
  1. Jacob (was 1st)
  2. Ethan (was 2nd)
  3. Michael (was 3rd)
  4. Jayden (was 8th)
  5. William (was 5th)
  6. Alexander (was 4th)
  7. Noah (was 9th)
  8. Daniel (was 7th)
  9. Aiden (was 12th)
  10. Anthony (was 11th)
  11. Joshua (was 6th)
  12. Mason (was 34th)
  13. Christopher (was 10th)
  14. Andrew (was 16th)
  15. David (was 14th)
  16. Matthew (was 13th)
  17. Logan (was 17th)
  18. Elijah(was 22nd)
  19. James (was 18th)
  20. Joseph (was 15th)
Mason and Elijah are new to the top 20 since 2009. Names that were in the top 20 in 2009 but fell out of the top 20 in 2010 were Benjamin (was 20th, now 22nd) and Ryan (was 19th, now 23rd).

Boy names that became more popular between 2009 and 2010 include:A lot of these were influenced by popular culture. Kellan is the name of a Twilight actor, for instance, and Knox is the name of one of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children.

Boy names that became less popular between 2009 and 2010 include Aaden, Jaylin, Gael, Eddie, Terrance, Jonas, Camron, Cory, Jaydon, Javon, Nathanael, Bruce, Byron, Ramon, Morgan, Nasir, Rodney, Michael, Gustavo and Mauricio.

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