Jacob, Sophia top baby names in 2010 in Washington



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Health Department says Jacob and Sophia were the most popular baby names in Washington in 2010, accounting for about 1 percent of the total.

The department says Jacob was the first choice for boys this decade in every year but three. Sophia has been one of the top four names since 2007.

Figures released Tuesday by the department show 416 of the 44,247 boys born last year were named Jacob, and 474 of the 42,233 girls were named Sophia.

The next most-popular names for boys were Alexander, Daniel, William, Ethan, Logan, Benjamin, Liam. Elijah and Noah.

The next most-popular names for girls were Olivia, Isabella, Emma, Ava, Abigail, Emily, Elizabeth, Madison, and Chloe.