The US Social Security Administration announced the most popular baby names of 2010 yesterday and just like last year Jacob and Isabella are the number one boy and girl names. The rest of the list includes classics like Michael, William, Alexander, Emma and Emily, along with trendy new hits like Madison, Chloe, Jayden and Aiden. But what if you don’t want your child to end up in class with three other going by the same name? Are nature-inspired names a unique way to go? Read on to find out and to see the top 100 baby names for 2010.

Lesly Bolton, author of The Complete Book of Baby Names says “Mother Nature has always been a source for inspiration, but with the heightened focus on the well-being of our planet, nature names are hotter than ever.” That said, these names aren’t showing up on the top 100. “Right now, parents favor flower names for their daughters, but are bypassing Lily, Daisy, and Rose for the more colorful Dahlia, Lavender, and Zinnia.,” Bolton says. “And for their sons, parents are looking to the heavens, with trendy names including Leo, Jovian, Orion, and Mars.” Deciding on a baby name is a huge decision, and you shouldn’t necessarily follow the trends, or the current trend of trying to come up with the wackiest most unique name. For more inspiration, check out the top baby names for 2010.

Top 100 Baby Names of 2010

1 Jacob Isabella
2 Ethan Sophia
3 Michael Emma
4 Jayden Olivia
5 William Ava
6 Alexander Emily
7 Noah Abigail
8 Daniel Madison
9 Aiden Chloe
10 Anthony Mia
11 Joshua Addison
12 Mason Elizabeth
13 Christopher Ella
14 Andrew Natalie
15 David Samantha
16 Matthew Alexis
17 Logan Lily
18 Elijah Grace
19 James Hailey
20 Joseph Alyssa
21 Gabriel Lillian
22 Benjamin Hannah
23 Ryan Avery
24 Samuel Leah
25 Jackson Nevaeh
26 John Sofia
27 Nathan Ashley
28 Jonathan Anna
29 Christian Brianna
30 Liam Sarah
31 Dylan Zoe
32 Landon Victoria
33 Caleb Gabriella
34 Tyler Brooklyn
35 Lucas Kaylee
36 Evan Taylor
37 Gavin Layla
38 Nicholas Allison
39 Isaac Evelyn
40 Brayden Riley
41 Luke Amelia
42 Angel Khloe
43 Brandon Makayla
44 Jack Aubrey
45 Isaiah Charlotte
46 Jordan Savannah
47 Owen Zoey
48 Carter Bella
49 Connor Kayla
50 Justin Alexa

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