Short, long, cool, ethnic, and celebrity are all themes that have inspired the top baby names for 2010.
Ryan and Isabella rule the crib in Massachusetts for 2010. 446 boys born in Massachusetts were named Ryan and 496 girls were named Isabella according to the Social Security office's most popular baby names list.
Nationwide, Jacob is top choice for a boys name while Isabella tops the charts nationally for the most popular girls name.
The movie Twilight is not only influencing a nation obsessed with vampires, it is also the inspiration for many baby names this year, according to the federal agency. Jacob and Isabella are the names of the main characters in the Twlight series.
According to federal agency reports, the second fastest riser on the boys’ list is Kellan, the name of actor Kellan Lutz, who portrays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight movie series.
Benjamin, Sophia, William, Olivia, Matthew, Emma, Ava and James are a few more popular names that round out the top 10 in Massachusetts.
Here's a list of the top 10 baby names in Massachusetts for 2010:Rank Male name Number of
males Female name Number of
females 1 Ryan 446 Isabella 496 2 Benjamin 438 Sophia 492 3 William 433 Olivia 445 4 Jacob 428 Ava 390 5 Michael 405 Emma 380 6 Matthew 392 Abigail 326 7 James 359 Emily 317 8 Alexander 345 Ella 302 9 Andrew 344 Mia 277 10 Anthony 343 Madison 244