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Popular Baby Boy Names of 2009

Guest Author - Nancy Man

The Social Security Administration released the baby name rankings for 2009 recently. Here are the top twenty boy names:
  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Alexander
  5. William
  6. Joshua
  7. Daniel
  8. Jayden
  9. Noah
  10. Anthony
  11. Christopher
  12. Aiden
  13. Matthew
  14. David
  15. Andrew
  16. Joseph
  17. Logan
  18. James
  19. Ryan
  20. Benjamin


Boy names that became more popular between 2008 and 2009 include:
  • Cullen - up from 782nd to 485th
  • Jax - up from 692 to 426th
  • King - up from 710th to 462nd
  • Emmett - up from 547th to 332nd
  • Colt - up from 534th to 370th
  • Braylen - up from 574th to 412th
  • Jett - up from 533rd to 390th
  • Kason - up from 599th to 486th
  • Jasper - up from 449th to 337th
  • Brooks - up from 597th to 488th
  • Matteo - up from 555th to 454th


Boy names that became less popular between 2008 and 2009 include:
  • Alvin - down from 437th to 570th
  • Marc - down from 454th to 560th
  • Jonas - down from 274th to 379th
  • Isiah - down from 443rd to 534th
  • Brett - down from 311th to 391st
  • Terry - down from 477th to 554th
  • Brodie - down from 421st to 490th
  • Dorian - down from 440th to 509th
  • Kane - down from 436th to 502nd
  • Jermaine - down from 500th to 565th


Finally, here are the most popular boy names by U.S. state:

Alabama: William
Alaska: Michael
Arizona: Jacob
Arkansas: William
California: Daniel
Colorado: Alexander
Connecticut: Michael
Delaware: Alexander
District of Columbia: William
Florida: Jayden
Georgia: William
Hawaii: Ethan
Idaho: Logan
Illinois: Alexander
Indiana: Ethan
Iowa: Jacob
Kansas: Ethan
Kentucky: Jacob
Louisiana: Jayden
Maine: Noah
Maryland: Michael
Massachusetts: Ryan
Michigan: Jacob
Minnesota: Logan
Mississippi: William
Missouri: Jacob
Montana: Ethan
Nebraska: Alexander
Nevada: Anthony
New Hampshire: Logan
New Jersey: Michael
New Mexico: Aiden
New York: Michael
North Carolina: William
North Dakota: Ethan
Ohio: Jacob
Oklahoma: Ethan
Oregon: Alexander
Pennsylvania: Michael
Rhode Island: Anthony
South Carolina: William
South Dakota: Ethan
Tennessee: William
Texas: Jose
Utah: Ethan
Vermont: Noah
Virginia: William
Washington: Alexander
West Virginia: Jacob
Wisconsin: Ethan
Wyoming: Wyatt


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