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MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES: JACOB, SOPHIA

Jacob and Sophia were the most popular names for babies born in 2011.

The annual list is peppered with names from the Bible and from pop culture, with an influence from Reality TV.

Jacob topped the list for boys names for the 13th year in a row, but there were a few surprises in the Top 10:

For the first time since 1948, Michael is no longer in the top five and Anthony (a Top 10 favorite in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010) has dropped off the list.

Mason made its Top 10 debut as the second most-popular boys name in 2011 -- and yes, that's the name of Kourtney Kardashian's first-born child.

In the past five years, four different names have held the top girls' spot -- Emily was the number one name from 1996 to 2007, but since then Emma, Isabella, and now Sophia have been the most popular.

The fastest riser on the girls' list is Briella -- possibly thanks to Briella Calafiore, the blonde hairdresser of "Jerseylicious" and "Glam Fairy" fame.

Here are the Top 10:

For boys:
Jacob
Mason
William
Jayden
Noah
Michael
Ethan
Alexander
Aiden
Daniel

For girls:
Sophia
Isabella
Emma
Olivia
Ava
Emily
Abigail
Madison
Mia
Chloe



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05/15/2012 6:48AM
MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES: JACOB, SOPHIA
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