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Isabella, Jacob most popular baby names for 2009

New York: More than 22,000 baby girls were named ‘Isabella’ in 2009.

And ‘Jacob’ won the top spot for the 11th year straight for boys.

The Social Security Administration said that the names, popular from Twilight, the vampire flick, were the top-notch choices for baby girls and boys last year, reports the New York Daily News.

Another Twilight name that gained huge popularity was ‘Cullen’, after the vampire Edward Cullen. The name had the highest jump – from No. 782 to No. 485.

‘Jayden’ at No. 8 and ‘Noah’ at No. 9 joined ‘Jacob’ at the top, while ‘Emma’ slid down to No. 2 behind ‘Isabella’.

The biggest jumps for girl names were Malia - from 296 to 192, and Sasha – which moved up 101 spots to No. 261.

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