What were the most popular baby names in Texas for 2007? Emily and Jose.
A look at the name popularity rankings for state, the region and the nation:LEADING NAMES
In Texas, Emily (since 1997, replacing Ashley) and Jose (since 1996, replacing Michael). Nationally, Emily (since 1996) and Jacob (since 1999).
Oklahoma girls: Emma, Madison, Emily, Addison and Hannah; boys: Ethan, Jacob, Joshua, Noah and William.
New Mexico girls: Isabella, Sophia, Emily, Nevaeh, Alyssa; boys: Jacob, Joshua, Michael, Isaiah, Gabriel.
Louisiana girls: Madison, Ava, Emma, Olivia, Isabella; boys: Jacob, Ethan, Joshua, Michael, Christopher.
For some reason, American parents like names, particularly for sons, that rhyme with "maiden": Jayden (No. 18 nationally); Aiden (27); Braden (156), etc.
Naming daughters after spiritual and philosophical concepts: Nevaeh (31), which is "Heaven" spelled backwards; Heaven (263); Destiny (41), Trinity (72), etc.
Elvis is still in the running, rising 85 spots from No. 761 to No. 676.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration Via DMN