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Isabella, Anthony Top Baby Names for 2010

January 3, 2011
Names are very special personal identifiers which stay with an individual for life. In Somerset County in 2010, many parents were thinking on a similar brain wave in naming their children. While nationally, Sophia ruled as the most popular girl name, Isabella was number one at Somerset Medical Center, along with Anthony for the boys. 

Only five girl names (Isabella, Ava, Abigail, Sophia and Lily) and two boy names (Lucas and Ethan) made the top 10 list for both Somerset Medical Center and the BabyCenter Baby Names List in 2010. Central New Jersey parents instead opted for less popular girls names like Angelina, Emily, Victoria, Michaela and Samantha. The top boy name for Somerset Medical Center was Anthony, which did not even make the national top 10.

In 2005 the top baby names for Somerset Medical Center were Michael, Isabella and Samantha. This year, there were only six boys born with the name Michael. 

A total of 1,175 babies were born at Somerset Medical Center’s Baby Suites in 2010. The Baby Suites offer seven labor-delivery-recovery (LDR) suites, 20 private mother/baby suites for postpartum care, two newborn care nurseries, six bassinet neonatal intermediate care nursery and two surgical delivery suites. For more information, and a virtual tour, visit somersetmedicalcenter.com/baby.

Top Girl Names at Somerset Medical Center 2010
1) Isabella – 13
2) Ava – 8
3) Abigail – 7
4) Angelina - 6
Emily - 6
Victoria – 6
Sophia – 6
8) Lily – 5
Michaela – 5
Samantha – 5 

Top Girl Names Nationally 2010 (Source: BabyCenter Baby Names List)
1) Sophia
2) Isabella
3) Olivia
4) Emma
5) Chloe
6) Ava
7) Lily
8) Madison
9) Addison
10) Abigail

Top Boy Names at Somerset Medical Center 2010
1) Anthony - 12
2) Joshua - 9
3) Andrew - 8
Gabriel - 8
Lucas - 8
Nicholas - 8
7) Dan - 6
John - 6
Logan - 6
Sebastian - 6
Michael – 6

Top Boy Names Nationally 2010 (Source: BabyCenter Baby Names List)
1) Aiden
2) Jacob
3) Jackson
4) Ethan
5) Jayden
6) Noah
7) Logan
8) Caden
9) Lucas
10) Liam