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Top Baby Names of 2012

The Social Security Administration just released its top baby names of 2012.

The top boy and girl names continued to be Jacob and Sophia. Jacob has topped the list for 14 years and Sophia has been the top girl name for 2 years.

You can review the popularity of names by birth year or decade, look up a specific name, or check popular names by state or territory.

Get background information on Social Security’s baby name data.

Most Popular Baby Names of 2011

Jacob and Sophia are America’s most popular baby names for 2011, according to the Social Security Administration.

This is the thirteenth year that Jacob has been the most popular boys name. Sophia was number two in 2010 and beat out Isabella for the top spot in 2011.

Mason is the only new name in the top ten on either list this year. It pushed Anthony off the list of boys names.

Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2011:


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


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

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2010’s Most Popular Baby Names

Chart of the most popular baby names from the Social Security Administration

Having trouble picking a name for your baby? How about Jacob, Isabella, Ethan, or Sophia? These are the most popular names for babies born in the United States in 2010. The Social Security Administration tracks the most popular names for boys and girls each year.

Some names that didn’t make the 2010 top ten lists, but are rising fast include Maci, Bentley, Kellan, and Knox. The sad news for Elvis fans is that Elvis slipped out of the top 1,000 for the first time since 1954.

Use the Social Security Administration’s interactive tools to find out how popular your name was this year and what the most popular names were the year you were born.