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May 7, 2010 1:36 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Top baby names in the USA

Jacob reigns, but Emma's out.

The Social Security Administration said Friday that Jacob was the most popular name for boys born in 2009, the 11th straight year at the top. Emma's reign was much shorter, lasting just a year. The top girl's name is now Isabella.

Religious themes and pop culture appeared to influence many of the most popular names.

Barack still didn't crack the top 1,000 for boys, but Malia, the name of the first family's oldest daughter, was among the fastest risers, though spellings varied.

Top Girl Names:

  1. Isabella
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Sophia
  5. Ava

Top Boy Names:

  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Alexander
  5. William

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