From 2000 to the end of the decade, traditional names have reigned as the most popularly chosen names for babies, albeit with more modern spellings. Topping the list of the most popular baby names of the decade for boys and girls were Jacob and Emma, respectively.
The top boys names of 2009 were Matthew, Owen, Ethan, Jackson, Evan, Braden, Noah, Jack, and Zachary. The top girls names of 2009 were Madison, Emma, Hannah, Olivia, Audrey Isabella, Grace, Taylor and Emily.
For the decade, the top boy names were Jacob, Michael, Ethan, Christopher, Jack, Daniel, Aiden, William, Joshua and Ryder. For girls it was Emma, Madison, Emily, Hannah, Olivia, Samantha, Ashley. Ava, Elizabeth and Madelyn.