Michael, Emily Most Popular Names for Newborns in Illinois

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Officials say 1,358 newborns in 2003 were named Michael. Jacob ranked second at 1,274.

The other boys' names in the state top 10 are Daniel, Joseph, Anthony, Matthew, Joshua, Alexander, Andrew and Nicholas.

For girls, 1,132 newborns were named Emily. Emma was second with 1,046.

The other girls' names in the top 10 are Olivia, Abigail, Grace, Madison, Elizabeth, Alexis, Hannah and Ashley.

Nationally, Jacob and Emily are the most popular names.

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