Top New York Baby Names in the Last Ten Years

In 1986 Diego Maradona was the undeniable star of Argentina. He guided his team to a World Cup victory and was hailed a hero in Argentina. The result? 1 out of 18 Argentinian Boys born during the World Cup were named Diego. Whether it is a national hero or other factors, the popularity of baby names change throughout the years. Here are some of the top baby names in recent years in New York. Is your baby (or you) one of them?

2013

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Jacob 1,286 Sophia 1,388
2 Michael 1,218 Isabella 1,264
3 Ethan 1,202 Emma 1,252
4 Liam 1,199 Olivia 1,251
5 Jayden 1,143 Mia 998

 

2012

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 1,387 Sophia 1,413
2 Jacob 1,347 Isabella 1,276
3 Jayden 1,274 Emma 1,229
4 Ethan 1,260 Olivia 1,140
5 Joseph 1,228 Ava 968

 

2011

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 1,451 Sophia 1,453
2 Jacob 1,407 Isabella 1,411
3 Jayden 1,376 Olivia 1,174
4 Joseph 1,257 Emma 1,122
5 Matthew 1,252 Ava 953

 

2010

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 1,514 Isabella 1,519
2 Jayden 1,425 Sophia 1,381
3 Jacob 1,408 Olivia 1,184
4 Ethan 1,340 Emma 1,045
5 Joseph 1,302 Ava 988

 

2009

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 1,712 Isabella 1,399
2 Jayden 1,472 Sophia 1,192
3 Matthew 1,450 Olivia 1,188
4 Ethan 1,363 Emma 1,064
5 Daniel 1,362 Emily 1,054

 

2008

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 1,746 Isabella 1,282
2 Matthew 1,578 Olivia 1,195
3 Anthony 1,489 Sophia 1,155
4 Daniel 1,450 Madison 1,071
5 Joseph 1,439 Ava 1,066

 

2007

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 1,939 Isabella 1,425
2 Matthew 1,701 Sophia 1,230
3 Anthony 1,617 Emily 1,225
4 Daniel 1,555 Olivia 1,137
5 Joseph 1,548 Ava 1,123

 

2006

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 1,981 Emily 1,317
2 Matthew 1,767 Isabella 1,222
3 Joseph 1,612 Ava 1,064
4 Anthony 1,542 Olivia 1,035
5 Daniel 1,487 Madison 1,013

 

2005

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 2,088 Emily 1,444
2 Matthew 1,832 Isabella 1,104
3 Joseph 1,677 Emma 1,096
4 Anthony 1,620 Olivia 1,063
5 Ryan 1,593 Madison 1,002

 

2004

Rank Male name Number of
males
Female name Number of
females
1 Michael 2,351 Emily 1,590
2 Matthew 2,029 Emma 1,198
3 Joseph 1,870 Olivia 1,129
4 Daniel 1,683 Isabella 1,080
5 Ryan 1,673 Ashley 1,055

Here is the complete list by year.