Most popular baby names in Ohio and Kentucky

James F. Martin, Social Security Regional Commissioner, today revealed the most popular baby names in Ohio and Kentucky for 2007.  Continuing a popular Mother's Day tradition, last week the federal government's top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the nation's most popular baby names.

Jacob and Ava topped the list in Ohio. In Kentucky, the No. 1 choices were Jacob and Madison.  Nationally, Jacob and Emily were the most popular baby names. Please click on the Most Popular Baby Names link at Social Security's website -- www.socialsecurity.gov -- to see the top baby names for 2007.  The top five boys and girls names for 2007 in Ohio were:

Boys:                                       Girls:

1) Jacob                                   1) Ava

2) Michael                               2) Madison

3) Ethan                                  3) Olivia

4) Andrew                               4) Emma

5) Logan                                  5) Isabella

The top five boys and girls names for 2007 in Kentucky were:

Boys:                                       Girls:

1) Jacob                                   1) Madison

2) William                               2) Emma

3) Ethan                                  3) Emily

4) James                                  4) Addison

5) Logan                                  5) Olivia

In addition to each state's top baby names, Social Security's website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys' and girls' names for 2007 and a list of the top 100 names for twins born in 2007.  Jacob and Joshua are the most popular twin's names.  The website also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.  Social Security started compiling baby name lists in 1997.