Every year the New Jersey Department of Health released the most popular baby names. And for the first time in over a decade, Michael is not the most popular baby name for boys!

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Whether One Direction influenced this change is unknown, but Liam is now the most popular boys name in New Jersey.

Isabella once again was tops for the girls in NJ.

Here's how the top 10 New Jersey baby names broke down last year:


  1. Liam
  2. Michael
  3. Jacob
  4. Noah
  5. Mason
  6. Matthew
  7. Dylan
  8. Joseph
  9. Benjamin
  10. Alexander


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

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