The Social Security Administration recently released their list of most popular baby names in 2009. As the names are ranked by popularity, the SSA's list is awesome in that it helps me to decide what NOT to name my chidren when I finally have them. I mean, really, why would I want my kids to have the same name as everyone else?
While looking at their list of Top 500 names by gender for the year, I was utterly shocked to see my own name on there. We all know Jillian is not a hugely popular name. True, I am named Jillian, and I have a good friend Jillian, and I have met other Jillians here and there, but never in a hundred years would I think that I would make the Top 500 for 2009. But there I was, sandwiched between Annabelle and Aliyah, ranked at number 157 for girls. 157! That's high! Maybe someone finally took my advice and named their child after me.
It got me curious to see who else in the family ranked in the top 500. Surprisingly, all my siblings made the list:
What can I say? The parents of today have great taste.
Click here to see the rankings and SSA's article.