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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