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08/29/2012 12:19 pm ET Updated Aug 29, 2012

NYC Baby Names: Isabella, Jayden Most Popular Names For Third Straight Year

For the third straight year, Isabella and Jayden reign as the most popular baby names in New York City.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced the list of New York's top names for tots on Tuesday and said more than 600 Isabellas and more than 800 Jaydens were registered in 2011.

Bloomberg added, "A baby born in New York City has a life expectancy 2.5 years longer than the national average in no small part due to our bold public health initiatives. This means we can expect to see many of the very popularly named Isabellas and Jaydens – like these two little ones with us today – more than 80 years from now.”

Following Isabella, the next most popular names in order for a girl are Sophia, Olivia, Emma, Mia, Emily, Madison, Leah, Chloe, Sofia.

For the boys, Jacob, Ethan, Daniel, Michael, Matthew, Justin, David, Aiden, Alexander.

As for the rest of the United States, Sophia and Jacob ranked as the two most popular names in 2011.

Despite the growing popularity of the name Brooklyn throughout the country, Brooklyn did not make an appearance on Bloomberg's list.

In 2010, despite being the 34th most popular name in the United States, Brooklyn didn't even show up in the top 100 most popular names in New York state.

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