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Jacob and Emily Most Popular Names in Most States, South Likes William and Hannah Reveals Top Ten Popular Baby Names by State

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    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacob and Emily were the most
 popular names in most of the 50 states, revealed today as a
 part of the 1998 edition of its annual baby name study. Michael, William,
 Austin, Jose, Joshua, and Matthew followed as the most popular names for boys
 in a variety of states. Hannah, Madison, Alexis, Jessica, Samantha, Ashley,
 and Taylor each topped the girls' list in several additional states. posted the ten most popular baby names for each state and
 the District of Columbia on its award-winning Web site. For the ten most
 populated states, the top names for boys and girls were:
     CA    Jose, Jessica
     FL    Michael, Ashley
     GA    William, Hannah
     IL    Michael, Emily
     MI    Jacob, Emily
     NJ    Michael, Samantha
     NY    Michael, Samantha
     OH    Jacob, Emily
     PA    Michael, Emily
     TX    Jose, Emily
     A listing of the top 10 names for each state and the top 100 names of 1998
 for the whole country can be viewed at's Web site at
     About BabyCenter
     San Francisco-based BabyCenter is the leading Internet information and
 commerce company serving the $18 billion baby gear market. The company
 produces, the Web's most complete information source on
 preconception, pregnancy, and baby, and operates the BabyCenter Store, an
 online store offering thousands of baby products and supplies. BabyCenter also
 creates pre/post natal health education resources for health organizations.
 Founded in early 1997, the company has grown to be the most recognized online
 community of new and expectant parents. BabyCenter is a privately held,
 venture capital-backed company.

SOURCE BabyCenter

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