baby names bellyIt’s the day we’ve been waiting for: The Social Security Administration has finally released the list of the top baby names for 2011! Has Sophia taken the lead from Isabella? Has Ethan finally toppled the mighty Jacob (the top boy’s name since 1999!)? Check it out!

Top 10 Girls’ Names:

1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Emma
4. Olivia
5. Ava
6. Emily
7. Abigail
8. Madison
9. Mia
10. Chloe

Top 10 Boys’ Names:

1. Jacob
2. Mason
3. William
4. Jayden
5. Noah
6. Michael
7. Ethan
8. Alexander
9. Aiden
10. Daniel

See the top 1000 names of 2011!

Aiden & Jayden
Grab your calculators! Aiden and Jayden are both in the top 10, but if you combined all of their alternate spellings that are currently in the top 1,000, they’d be the #1 and #2 boys names in the US, respectively!

A -Ton of a Trend
And while the “-aden” trend was huge last year, hip parents-to-be have started a totally new naming trend: names that end in “-ton.” New boy’s names this year included Maxton, Princeton, Leighton, Layton, Daxton, Paxton, Jaxton, Weston and Easton.

Bentley & Elliot
These traditionally boys’ names showed up on the girls’ charts this year!

Faraway Places
Two uncommon “place” names made it to the top 1000 for the very first time: Malaysia (#971) and Galilea (#997).

Red Hot Nature Names
The hippest “green names” of the year according to their upward number jumps” were Juniper, (making its top names debut!), Luna (up 65 spaces), Olive (up 127 spaces), June (up 126 spaces), Pearl (up 146 spaces) and Ember (up a whopping 150 spaces).

What’s your favorite name from this list? Tell us in the comments below!