Top Arizona baby names in 2012 similar to last year

PHOENIX - Jacob and Sophia will have lots of company when they start kindergarten in about five years.

Those are the top two names for baby boys and girls in Arizona so far this year, matching the top 2 from 2011.

The annual tally of top baby names was compiled by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Director Will Humble says in a blog post that Liam made the top 10 for the first time, but the rest were all on the list in 2011.

Here are the lists:

GIRLS

1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Emma
4. Mia
5. Olivia
6. Emily
7. Ava
8. Abigail
9. Madison
10. Sofia (with an F)

BOYS

1. Jacob
2. Ethan
3. Daniel
4. Liam
5. Alexander
6. Anthony
7. Noah
8. Mason
9. Aiden
10. Michael

You can check out the full list of the top 100 names for girls and boys on the department's website.

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