What Are Texas' Most Popular Baby Names?

The Social Security Office of Texas today revealed the most popular baby names in Texas for 2007.

Continuing a popular Mother's Day tradition, last week the federal government's top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the nation's most popular baby names.

How does Texas compare to the rest of the country?  Jose and Emily topped the list.  Nationally, Emily and Jacob were the most popular baby names.

The top five boys and girls names for 2007 in Texas were:

            Boys:                                       Girls:
            1)         Jose                             1)         Emily
            2)         Jacob                           2)         Mia
            3)         Daniel                          3)         Isabella
            4)         Christopher                 4)         Madison
            5)         Angel                          5)         Abigail

In addition to each state's top baby names, Social Security's website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys' and girls' names for 2007 and a list of the top 100 names for twins born in 2007.

Jacob and Joshua are the most popular twin's names.  The website also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.  Social Security started compiling baby name lists in 1997.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com