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Michael and Sophia Top the Popular Baby Name List

The most popular baby names nationally and by state were released. Is your name on the list?

If there's a new baby on the block, there's a good chance that child is named Michael or Sophia. So says the Social Security Administration, which released the list of the most-used baby names for 2011, the most recent data available. 

The top five names in New Jersey for girls are:

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

The top five names in New Jersey for boys are:

  1. Michael
  2. Ryan
  3. Anthony
  4. Jayden
  5. Jacob

Did you know you could post baby announcements on Patch? Show off the newest residents of the Caldwells here.

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