It seems most parents turned to the Bible in naming their sons last year. Jacob, Matthew, Michael and Joshua were 2001's most popular names for boys. These names, along with the top names chosen for girls, have been in the top 10 for several years.
Emily has been No. 1 for girls each year since 1995. Madison and Hannah, Nos. 2 and 3, have been in the top 10 since 1997.Rounding out the top 10 names for boys in 2001 were, in order: Christopher, Nicholas, Andrew, Joseph, Daniel and William.
The list for girls continued with Ashley, Alexis, Samantha, Sarah, Abigail, Elizabeth and Jessica.
The list is compiled by the Social Security Administration.