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Sophia, Jacob are the most popular baby names in Washington

Associated Press
If these babies were in Washington, several of them would be named Jacob and Sophia.

Sophia and Jacob top the list of most popular Washington baby names in 2010. Jacob was also the most popular name for boys nationwide, while Isabella topped the national list for girls (Sophia was #2).

According to the Washington Department of Health, 42,233 girls and 44,247 boys were born in the state in 2010. There were 474 Sophias and 416 Jacobs.

The top 10 names for girls in Washington:

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

The top 10 names for boys in Washington:

  1. Jacob
  2. Alexander
  3. Daniel
  4. William
  5. Ethan
  6. Logan
  7. Benjamin
  8. Liam
  9. Elijah
  10. Noah

You can find the lists of 100 most popular baby names at the DOH website.


Dave Meyer has been anchoring KNKX news shows since 1987. He grew up along the shores of Hood Canal near Belfair and graduated from Washington State University with degrees in communications and psychology.