Parents Drop Katrina As baby Name

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Numbers of baby girls being named Katrina are the lowest in decades.

Even before the killer hurricane, the name was losing popularity. And after the 2005 disaster, Katrina's at the lowest ebb in popularity since the 1950s.

The Social Security Administration is releasing data today that's based on more than four (m) million Social Security card applications from 2006. They're released each year just before Mother's Day.

Emily and Jacob remain number one. Emily has been the top girls' name since 1996; Jacob for boys since 1999.

The agency offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880 on its Web site.


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