Addison, Aiden Top Baby Names in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Addison was the most-popular name for newborn girls in Kansas last year, while newborn boys were mostly likely called Aiden.

The Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday released
its annual list of top baby names, culled from birth certificates.

Rounding out the top five names for girls in 2007 were Emma, Madison, Ava and Hailey.

This is the fourth year in a row that Aiden leads the pack for boys' names. The next four are Kaden, Ethan, Jackson and Jacob.

State officials say last year was the second time since they began compiling the annual list that the top names for boys and girls were interchangeable.
   
TOP 25 NAMES GIVEN TO BABIES BORN TO
KANSAS RESIDENTS IN 2007

(Alternate spellings of the same name are included in the counts)
The name with the largest number of spellings (31) was Kaylee.

Rank Girls Count Boys Count
1.) Addison 297 Aiden 344
2.) Emma 233 Kaden 337
3.) Madison 230 Ethan 247
4.) Ava 226 Jackson 244
5.) Hailey 207 Jacob 236
6.) Emily 206 Jayden 226
7.) Abigail 202 brayden 213
8.) Katelyn 192 Alexander 198
9.) Kaylee 183 Christopher 179
10.) Isabella 181 Logan 174
11.) Olivia 177 Noah 173
12.) Elizabeth 159 Landon 170
13.) Rylee 156 William 170
14.) Hannah 149 Andrew 167
15.) Sophia 149 Samuel* 163
16.) MacKenzie 147 Michael 159
17.) Madelyn 139 Gavin* 159
18.) Alyssa* 136 Tyler 151
19.) Chloe* 133 Joshua 149
20.) Alexis 132 Caleb 149
21.) Mia 132 Isaac 149
22.) Brianna 132 Daniel* 148
23.) Brooklyn 131 Connor 146
24.) Lily 131 Mason* 145
25.) Avery* 129 Nicholas 141
* Names that moved into the top 25 from the previous year

Names that dropped from the top 25 since last year
Girls Boys
Ella Christian
Grace Dylan
Makyla Gabriel
Jonathan
Joseph

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