Each year, just before Mother’s Day, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the names most commonly given to newborn babies in the United States for the previous year. The ability to compile such a list is possible since at the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the Social Security Administration when applying for the child’s Social Security card.
The most popular baby names of 2014 are as follows:
1. Noah Emma
2. Liam Olivia
3. Mason Sophia
4. Jacob Isabella
5. William Ava
6. Ethan Mia
7. Michael Emily
8. Alexander Abigail
9. James Madison
10. Daniel Charlotte
Emma claimed the top spot from Sophia while Noah returned as number one for the second year in a row.
Unlike at the national level, the top 10 male names in New York included Joseph, Mathew and Lucas while Sofia (with the “f”) reached the number 10 spot for girls.
The Social Security Administration’s website provides lists of the top 1,000 baby names for each year going back as far as 1880. The top baby names that year were John and Mary.