123,029 Babies Born in thủ đô new york City in 2011; Life Expectancy of Babies Born Here Exceeds National Average by 2.5 Years

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg & Health Commissioner Thomas A. Farley announced today that, for the third year in a row, Isabella và Jayden were the most popular baby names in thành phố new york City. The Health Department’s birth certificates showed that more than 600 Isabellas & more than 800 Jaydens were born in the city in 2011. Influenced by thành phố new york City’s innovative public health initiatives và improvements in the quality of the health care delivery system, babies born in thủ đô new york City have a life expectancy of 80.6 years, nearly 2.5 years longer than the national average of 78.2. The Mayor made the announcement at city Hall, where he also was joined by Health and Hospital Corporation’s Chief Nurse Officer, as well as Isabella Pal and Jayden Alexander Marthone both just under one year old and born at Health và Hospital’s Coney Island Hospital – and their proud parents.

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“A baby born in new york City has a life expectancy 2.5 years longer than the national average, in no small part due to our bold public health initiatives,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “This means we can expect lớn see many of the very popularly named Isabellas and Jaydens – like these two little ones with us today – more than 80 years from now.”

MOST POPULAR BABY NAMESNEW YORK CITY, 2011

Rank

Girls

Boys

1

Isabella

Jayden

2

Sophia

Jacob

3

Olivia

Ethan

4

Emma

Daniel

5

Mia

Michael

6

Emily

Matthew

7

Madison

Justin

8

Leah

David

9

Chloe

Aiden

10

Sofia

Alexander

anduc.edu.vn Total Births

60,221

62,808

“Choosing a name for your newborn is an exciting part of having a baby.  But above all, we must bring our newest New Yorkers into a healthy, safe environment,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, whose name ranked 52 this year. “The Health Department helps women stay as healthy as possible pre-pregnancy, obtain chất lượng health care during pregnancy, và receive the care and tư vấn their babies need khổng lồ thrive.”

“Baby Jayden & Baby Isabella are just two of the more than 21,500 babies who were born last year at an HHC hospital & were welcomed to lớn the world in our modern, comfortable birthing centers where new parents and the entire family can gather to lớn celebrate the new arrivals,” said Health & Hospitals Corporation President Alan Aviles. “No matter what name you pick for your baby, the HHC network of pediatricians and child health centers can provide the medical home New York families need khổng lồ keep babies healthy from birth through adolescence."   

From 2010 lớn 2011, the number of babies born in thủ đô new york City dipped slightly, down 1.4 percent from 124,791 to 123,029 (62,808 boys & 60,221 girls). Brooklyn saw the greatest number of babies born last year with 41,303 births. Queens came in second with 26,876 births followed by 20,465 babies born in the Bronx, 19,323 in Manhattan & 5,519 on Staten Island.

Nine of the đứng top 10 girls’ names for 2011 were holdovers from 2010, with Sarah dipping khổng lồ number 11 & Sofia joining the list, up from 16 khổng lồ number 10. Among boys, “A” names gained traction with Alexander back in the top 10 after getting bumped off two years ago and Aiden reemerged in spot 9 after years of dwindling popularity.  Michael & Matthew also jumped up two spots to lớn positions 5 & 6, respectively, while Joseph and Joshua slid to spots 13 và 14.

Seeing Stars

Some thành phố new york baby names may have been inspired by famous actors or musicians, such as Sofia (#10), Ashton (#117) Angelina (#33), Usher (#140) & Mariah (#106). Others may have been inspired by political icons or scientific pioneers such as Darwin (#151), Desmond (#141) and Kennedy (#135).

Spelling Variations

While Jayden wins, some parents drop the “y” (Jaden #49) or swap it for an “i” (Jaiden #92). Other spelling variations include Aiden (#9), Aidan (#59), and Ayden (#39). While Isabella is the most common name bestowed upon newborn girls, similar names include Isabelle (#93), Izabella (#121) or Isabela (#151). This year’s runner up also comes in two favored forms: Sophia (#2) or Sofia (#10).

Geographic Names

New York city parents found inspiration from as close as Brooklyn (#141) to far-away places like Santiago (#115), Egypt (#143) và London (#45).

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Top Ten Names by Race/Ethnicity

GIRLS

Rank

Hispanic

Black

White

Asian và Pacific Islander

1

Isabella

Madison

Esther

Sophia

2

Mia

London

Emma/Olivia

Chloe

3

Sophia

Kayla

Leah

Emily

4

Ashley

Chloe

Sophia

Olivia

5

Camila

Aaliyah

Chaya

Emma

6

Sofia

Makayla

Sarah

Isabella

7

Emily

Nevaeh

Rachel

Tiffany

8

Hailey

Gabrielle

Ava

Ashley

9

Leah

Taylor

Isabella

Fiona

10

Madison

Jada/Olivia/Serenity

Chana

Angela

BOYS

Rank

Hispanic

Black

White

Asian và Pacific Islander

1

Jayden

Jayden

Michael

Ethan

2

Justin

Aiden

Joseph

Jayden

3

Jacob

Elijah

Jacob

Ryan

4

Matthew

Jeremiah

David

Justin

5

Angel

Joshua

Benjamin

Lucas

6

Ethan

Ethan

Moshe

Jason

7

Christopher

Josiah

Daniel

Aiden

8

Daniel

Isaiah

Alexander

Kevin

9

Alexander

Tyler

Matthew

Eric

10

Anthony

Michael

Jack

Daniel

Keeping Babies Safe & Healthy

Whatever their names, babies bởi vì best when they’re nurtured by healthy parents in secure surroundings. Here are some recommendations for a healthy pregnancy và healthy child.

Plan Your Pregnancy

If you are sexually active, use birth control until you are ready lớn get pregnant. Many safe and effective methods are available. điện thoại tư vấn 311 to find out where you can go for không lấy phí or low-cost birth control.Make sure to lớn see your doctor if you are planning khổng lồ become pregnant and seek regular care as soon as you think you are pregnant. Regular prenatal care early in pregnancy can help prevent complications.If you smoke or use drugs or alcohol, quit now to protect your baby. Your health care provider can recommend programs lớn help you quit.To prevent birth defects that affect the brain, take a daily multi-vitamin with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid if you are planning to become pregnant or are pregnant.

After Your Baby Is Born

Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome & accidental suffocation by providing a safe sleep surface for napping & sleeping. Babies should sleep alone, on their backs, on a firm surface without pillows, toys or loose blankets.Make sure your child is tested for lead poisoning at one & two years of age, as the law requires.Make sure your child’s immunizations are up to lớn date. Keep a record, và take it with you whenever you go lớn the doctor or clinic.Make sure your trang chủ has properly-installed window guards. The law requires your building owner khổng lồ install them in any unit that houses a child younger than 11.It is normal lớn feel a phối of emotions after childbirth, including joy, anxiety and sadness. Some women experience mild depression a few days after delivery. These “baby blues” usually subside within a few weeks. If they persist or worsen, you should seek help from a health care provider or call 1-800-LIFENET.

The Health Department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics compiles baby name lists from birth certificates. Each year, the menu of most popular baby names is published in the agency’s Vital Statistics information.

For more information on baby names, new york City’s births & pregnancies or how khổng lồ obtain a birth certificate visit www.anduc.edu.vn.gov.