Isabella, Jacob No. 1 baby names

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NEW YORK — Isabella replaced Emma as the top name for baby girls born in the United States in 2009, while Jacob remained the most popular choice for boys for the 11th straight year, the Social Security Administration said yesterday.

Maliyah, a variation on the name of President Obama’s oldest daughter, had the biggest jump in popularity, rising to a ranking of 296 from 638 in 2008, the agency said.

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