PHOENIX – Isabella remains the most popular name for girls born in Arizona, while Anthony has moved up to the top spot for boys.
Isabella was also No. 1 last year, the state Department of Health Services said. Other girls’ names in the top five are Sophia, Emma, Emily and Mia.
Anthony was fourth in 2007, but was the most popular boys name in 2008, followed by Angel (ahn-hell), Daniel, Michael and David.
The top name for boys in 2007 was Angel.
The Department of Health Services collects data from birth certificates filed with its office of Vital Records. This year, the department saw a drop in births in Arizona, from 96,552 to 93,355.