Making the list of top names is a joy for some parents and like getting a Razzie for others.  The United States Social Security Department has released the list of top baby names for 2010 and most of the names have been on the list for several years. 


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


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

The names on the list have stayed pretty much the same since 2009, but the name Joshua took a tumble from the top ten and was replaced with the name Aiden.  

When choosing name many parents pick a name that have meaning to them.   Whether it is the direct meaning of the book or the symbolic meaning it has for mom and dad.  Mariah Carey an Nick Cannon are among the many celebrities that chose baby names that were unique, but held a symbolic meaning to them.  

A name does not have to be unique to have meaning there are some traditional names that have a special place in parents’ hearts and they choose those name even if it the most popular name ever spoken.    

You can check the popularity of your child’s name by doing a simple search the US Social Security Administration’s website.