NEW YORK (WCBS 880 / CBS 2) – The New York City Health Department health department has released the list of most popular names for both girls and boys in 2009.
The Health Department reports the most popular name for a girl born in New York City last year was Isabella and the most often-picked name for a boy was Jayden.
New Yorkers also took their cues from celebrities, including Scarlett, Penelope, Usher, Rihanna, Peyton, Brady, Iman, Chanel, Armani, Zahara, and Jayden.
The top names for girls by ethinicity were Isabella for Hispanics, Madison for blacks, Olivia for whites, and Sophia for Asian & Pacific islanders. The top names for boys by ethnicity were Jayden for Hispanics and blacks, Michael for whites, and Ryan for Asian & Pacific islanders.
Among the most rarely picked names for the girls were Nava and Zeldy. Among the most uncommon names for boys were Drake, Orion, and Pinchus.