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Vital Facts

Vital Statistics

Ten Most Popular Baby Names in North Carolina for 2005

Rank Boys' Names Number   Rank Girls' Names Number
1 William 919   1 Emma 696
2 Joshua 836   2 Madison 692
3 Jacob 833   3 Emily 685
4 Christopher 705   4 Hannah 541
5 Michael 670   5 Abigail 465
6 Ethan 632   6 Olivia 456
7 James 620   7 Sarah 426
8 Matthew 553   8 Elizabeth 410
9 Andrew 548   9 Ashley 405
10 John 530   10 Anna 389

Source: North Carolina Center for Health Statistics.