Most Popular Baby Names 2013: Jacob's 14-Year Reign Ends

most popular baby namesThe Social Security Administration has just released the most popular baby names for 2013. The list is released every year right before Mother's Day. It's the most accurate for popular baby names because parents must supply the name in order to get their Social Security number -- for other lists, parents only just have to register their baby's name. And in 2013, new parents applied for a Social Security number for four million babies!

In case you wanted to know!

But in the most surprising news, Jacob was knocked off the top spot after a solid 14 years as King of Boy Baby Names. Noah took over, while Jacob went all the way down to third, with Liam in second. Sophia was the most popular name for girls for the third year in a row, followed by Emma and Olivia.

Curious to know what the top 10 names for boys and girls are in 2013? Of course you are!

The top 10 names for boys are: 

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

The top 10 names for girls are: 

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Isabella
5. Ava
6. Mia
7. Emily
8. Abigail
9. Madison
10. Elizabeth

All beautiful names, though if new parents are looking for something unique to name their baby this year, this is definitely the list to check out first. So much thought goes into your baby's name, so this list is as helpful and informative and complete as it gets. You never know where you may draw your inspiration from!

Congrats to all the new parents out there! And of course, happy early Mother's Day!

Do you like any of these most popular names? Is one of them your child's name?


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AliPa... AliParker

I have never understood why parents care if their kids name is popular. Isn't that kind of a way of saying you obviously chose a great name? If I really love a name I'm definitely not going to let popularity stop me from using it. I have two kids in school right now and out of the 60 kids there are not any doubles. Of course it'll probably happen in life but it's not that big of a deal. I'm pregnant with my third and both of the names I live are on the list. Still using 'em!

iamna... iamnameless

I would not ever pick a name thats popular. My newest baby is named Lucinda. Her name did jump in popularity over the last year but it is still not in the top 100.

Charl... Charlyla2

My daughter was born in October and I thought I was choosing a much less popular name when chose her name but it turns out it's actually a very popular name right now. It's not in the top 10 but it's still too popular for my taste.

Paper... PaperClip811

AliParker- the only reason I dont like it is because it's annoying (for a lot of people) when you have to go by your first name/last initial because youre one of 3 in your class and at work and among your friends. (Or a nick-name, that's what I do for my son, who has an extremely popular name, he just goes by his middle name instead)

Jenni... JenniferLynn28

My daughter's name is Samara, but if she was a boy her name would have been Logan.

Fabia... Fabiana211

my baby name is Sophia just love the name ,,Not because is popular ,i just in love w name since i found out i was gonna have girl .....

nonmember avatar Sarah

I feel like why be excited about your name choice a zillions of other people are using it and it's in the top ten.It just looks like you didn't put much thought into the name and used what everyone else was but some people see it as "oh I'm,one of the cool people because my kids name is popular"

nonmember avatar kim coleman

I named my daughter Curtlyn Faith curt is my husband's middle name Lynn is from my sister in law and faith is my best friend of 25 years middle son is Brennan Davis Brennan because I love it Davis because its my maiden name Brennan is pretty common but I just love daughter loves the fact that she is the only Curtlyn in her school

Michelle Black

My daughter is almost 2 and her name will never be popular but I dont care her name is Karma but my son is almost 5 and his name is Noah and I picked that name because a I have always loved it and I love old names for boys

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