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Fun fact: More Jacobs and Emmas to work for you in 2027

In 18 years, you will most certainly have a number of Jacobs and Emmas working for you. According to the Social Newborn wrapped in blueSecurity Administration, which each year compiles the most common names given to babies, Jacob and Emma were the “winners” in 2008.

In fact, plan on hiring Jacob for several years: It has been the top male name for 10 years. Emma has ranked in the top 20 names for the last 10 years.

Curious to know other popular names by sex?

Male names (in order of popularity for 2008): Jacob, Michael, Ethan, Joshua, Daniel, Alexander, Anthony, William, Christopher, and Matthew.

Female names (in order of popularity for 2008): Emma, Isabella, Emily, Madison, Ava, Olivia, Sophia, Abigail, Elizabeth, and Chloe.

Source: Social Security Administration,

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