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Elvis Has Left The List; Of Most Popular Baby Names, That Is

Don't be sad, Elvis. You had a good run.
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Don't be sad, Elvis. You had a good run.

For the second year in a row, Twillight fans have ensured that Jacob and Isabella were the most popular baby names in the U.S., the Social Security Administration says.

But the big news is that Elvis, a name that had been among the top 1,000 for boys since 1955 thanks to the King of rock 'n' roll's popularity, did not make the list in 2010.

"I was all shook up," Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue said, according to The Associated Press.

(We knew somebody would use that line before we had the chance!)

As for names that really matter to us:

-- Mark came in at No. 161 last year, down from 153 in 2009 and continuing his general slide.

-- Still, that's better than Korva, who remains nowhere to be seen.

-- And Eyder didn't register in the top 1,000 either.

The complete 2010 top 10:

Popular Baby Names

Boys / Girls

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

Source: Social Security Administration

You can do your own searches of the list here.

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Mark Memmott is NPR's supervising senior editor for Standards & Practices. In that role, he's a resource for NPR's journalists – helping them raise the right questions as they do their work and uphold the organization's standards.
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