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January 7, 2008




Sophia, Daniel Most Popular Southbay Baby Names



SAN MATEO (BCN) ― Baby girls born in San Mateo County last year were most likely to be named Sophia and baby boys were most commonly named Daniel, according to the Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.

Sophia has been the top name for girls in the county for the third time in four years. This year, 36 were named Sophia out of 2,430 girls born in the county.

For boys, Daniel made a return to the top spot, with 35 boys having that name out of 2,693. Daniel fell to fourth place in 2006 but was also the top name in 2005.

Top name lists were calculated with birth data through Dec. 16, 2007.

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