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Popular baby names in Kentucky

The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular baby names in Kentucky for 2011. Emma and William topped the list.

The top five boys and girls names for 2011 in Kentucky were:

Boys: Girls:

1) William 1) Emma

2) Mason 2) Isabella

3) Elijah 3) Sophia

4) Jacob 4) Olivia

5) Brayden 5) Addison

Earlier this week the federal government’s top offi- cial for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names in the U.S. How does Kentucky compare to the rest of the country? Check out Social Security’s website — www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/ babynames — to see the top baby names for 2011.

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In addition to each state’s top 100 baby names, Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2011 and a list of the top 50 names for twins born in 2011. The website also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.

To read about this year’s winner for biggest jump in popularity and to see how pop culture affects baby names, go to www.socialsecurity. gov/pressoffice/pr/ babynames2011-pr.html.

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