(Miley is now is the #127 spot!)
Below are the top baby names for boys and girls for 2008, as compiled by the Social Security Administration.
Emma’s surge to the top in 2008 ended Emily’s 12-year reign as the No. 1 baby name for girls.
Jacob held onto the boy’s crown for the 10th straight year.
Barack moved up a record 10,126 places to No. 2,409. Elvis slipped from 673 to 713.
In the midst of last year’s election, Isha Kallay of suburban Washington wanted to name her newborn son after the future president. But she feared that Barack would become too popular, especially if he won.
“That’s why I named my baby Obama because I wanted my baby to have a special name that other people don’t have,” Kallay said from her home in Lanham, Md.
Though Miley, as in popular teen singer Miley Cyrus, moved up 152 spots to No. 127, her stage name, Hannah — as in Hannah Montana — fell from No. 9 to No. 17.
Michelle continued a steady 20-year slide, falling from No. 94 to No. 103. But that could change now that Michelle Obama is first lady. The names of the Obama daughters, Sasha and Malia, were in the 300s.
The top five boys names remained unchanged from 2007. Jacob was followed by Michael, Ethan, Joshua and Daniel. Alexander joined the top 10 at No. 6 while Andrew dropped out.
New girl names in the national top 1,000 included Isla (623), Mareli (718), Milagros (731), Dayami (750) and Nylah (821).
Debuting among the boys were Aaden (343), Chace (655), Marley (764), Kash (779) and Kymani (836). Beckham debuted at 893, perhaps a nod to the British soccer star, David Beckham, who now plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy.