kwa Michael Inbar
Names from Stephanie Meyer’s series of vampire novels and their hit film spin-offs sank their teeth into the orodha of most maarufu baby names this year, with Jacob and Isabella (the long form of Bella, Meyer’s heroine) topping the respective lists for boys and girls, and Cullen rising faster than any other boy’s name.
While Jacob held sway for the 11th consecutive mwaka as the most maarufu baby boy name in the U.S., Isabella edged out last year’s most maarufu girl name, Emma, in the orodha compiled annually kwa the Social Security Administration.
The list, released Friday, showed some movement from the 2008 list: Jayden and Noah climbed into the juu 10 for boy names, while Mia made a bow in the girl juu 10 list.
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