Popular 2008 baby names for Alaska available online

Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009

ALASKA - The Social Security Administration announced Tuesday the most popular baby names in Alaska for 2008. Alaska's top five boys names for 2008 were: James, Jacob, Michael, Ethan and Tyler. Alaska's top five girls names were: Emma, Ava, Abigail, Sophia and Emily.

Nationally, the top five boys names were Jacob, Michael, Ethan, Joshua and Daniel. Top five girls names in the nation for 2008 were Emma, Isabella, Emily, Madison and Ava. To view this list, visit www.socialsecurity.gov and click on the "Most Popular Baby Names."

In addition to each state's top 100 baby names, Social Security's Web site has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys and girls names for 2008 and a list of the top 100 names for twins born in 2008.

Nationally, Jacob and Joshua are the most popular twins' names. The Web site also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880. New to the Web site this year is the "Change in Name Popularity" page.

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