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The Name Game in NYC

Shirley Ellis says "Lincoln Bincoln Fo Fincoln Banana Fana Fo Fincoln...."

The Department of Health released the most popular baby names of 2006 on Friday.

Girls: 1) Ashley, 2) Emily, 3) Isabella, 4) Sarah, 5) Kayla, 6) Sophia, 7)Mia 8) Madison, 9) Briana (tied) 10) Samantha (tied)

Boys: 1) Michael, 2) Daniel, 3) Matthew, 4) Joshua 5) Justin, 6) David, 7) Christopher, 8) Joseph 9) Anthony, 10) Jayden

A little historical perspective:

1948 Girls: 1) Linda, 2) Mary, 3) Barbara, 4) Patricia, 5) Susan, 6) Kathleen, 7) Carol, 8) Nancy, 9) Margaret, 10) Diane

Boys: 1) Robert, 2) John, 3) James, 4) Michael, 5) William, 6) Richard, 7) Joseph, 8) Thomas, 9) Stephen, 10) David

1898 Girls: 1) Mary, 2) Catherine, 3) Margaret, 4) Annie, 5) Rose, 6) Marie, 7) Esther, 8) Sarah, 9) Frances, 10) Ida

Boys: 1) John, 2) William, 3)Charles, 4) George, 5) Joseph, 6) Edward,7) James, 8) Louis, 9) Francis, 10) Samuel

If you're curious about how many Rihannas were born in New York City, you can download the entire 33-page list from the health department here.

For the record, there were 46 Rihannas born in 2006. That's four more than the amount of Britneys born in 2006. For that matter, there were also twelve Rhiannas born in NYC in 2006. And ten Brooklyns and ten Cherishes.


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