Missouri, Kansas agree: Jacob, Emma most popular names

10/19/2009 12:50 PM

10/19/2009 12:50 PM

These border states sometimes feud, but they’re of one mind in naming their babies: Both chose Jacob and Emma as the top names for newborns in 2006, according to the Social Security Administration.

Just type your child’s name in either database to see its popularity or click “`rank’’ to view the 100 most popular names. You can see the most popular names nationwide in 2006 and explore how baby names have changed over the decades.

Go to www.socialsecurity.gov. Type “baby names’’ in the search field in the upper right.


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