Jacob held its rank as the No. 1 2010 names for boys, a spot the name has held since 1999. However, the name Jacob has held a spot in the top 100 boy names for more than 30 years already including the 1990s and 2000s.

Most Popular Baby Names in 2010

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Joshua is a boy’s name that's ranked in the top 10 names for many years, until 2010 when it was moved to the No. 11 spot, replaced by the name Aiden.

There are 41 other names in the top 100 boys' names that rhyme with Aiden. The name means ‘fiery.’

Jayden is one such name that rhymes with Aiden that also tops the top boys' names for 2010. It’s considered a trendy name, first making its round as a trendy boy's name in 1994.

Thanks to the hit television show, Friends, Emma became a popular name for girls in 2002. It’s held a spot in the top 10 list since this time.

Most Popular Baby Names in 2010


Ethan is one of the most popular names from 2010 in the U.S. but it’s commonly used in other countries, such as Ireland and Australia, as well.

Sophia is a girl’s name that was popularized in England in the 1800s and still maintains a spot on the 2010 girls names best-of lists. Girls named Sophia oftentimes have cute nicknames like Fifi.

Mason is considered a masculine name for boys, although this year saw an influx of girls sharing the name. Kourtney Kardashian named her son, born in 2009, Mason, which helped increase the name's popularity for best 2010 boys names.

Most Popular Baby Names in 2010

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Parents always use celebrities and entertainment as a source of trendy baby names and in 2010, reality television paved the way for top baby names. Maci and Bentley ranked high on the list of 2010 baby names, popularized by shows such as 16 And Pregnant.

Most Popular Baby Names by Year

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