Jacob and Isabella kept their spots as the most popular baby names in 2010 while Elvis has left the crib, according to a list released Thursday.
Many turn to the Bible or popular culture for inspiration as revealed in the 1,000 most popular baby names compiled by the Social Security Administration, the Associated Press reports.
Religious names have endured - and even received a new twist. Nevaeh, which is 'heaven' spelled backward, debuted in 2001 at No. 266. It is now more popular than ever, reaching No. 25 in 2010. Heaven, by the way, dropped 52 spots to No. 324....
I remember my pastor, mentioning that the Bible is a good place to get children's names on several occasions, This is true of course, David, John, James, etc. are very popular names.
I'm glad to see that using "Jesus" is not a popular name for children in the English speaking world, no child can ever come close to living up to that example. Of course for Muslims who name their child, URL=http://bibleprobe.com/muhammad.htm]]]Muhammad[/URL] that child has a much better chance of living down to that man's example.