Most Popular U.S. Baby Names of 2013

The new names are out! The #1 names in the nation now are Sophia (again) and Noah (new!).

Here are the full top 50 lists:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Sophia, 21075 baby girls
2. Emma, 20788
3. Olivia, 18256
4. Isabella, 17490
5. Ava, 15129
6. Mia, 13066
7. Emily, 13044
8. Abigail, 12313
9. Madison, 10529
10. Elizabeth, 9345
11. Charlotte, 9232
12. Avery, 9121
13. Sofia, 9108
14. Chloe, 8714
15. Ella, 8370
16. Harper, 8222
17. Amelia, 7979
18. Aubrey, 7927
19. Addison, 7677
20. Evelyn, 7616
21. Natalie, 7430
22. Grace, 7296
23. Hannah, 7222
24. Zoey, 7187
25. Victoria, 7155
26. Lillian, 7017
27. Lily, 6935
28. Brooklyn, 6837
29. Samantha, 6453
30. Layla, 6440
31. Zoe, 5920
32. Audrey, 5567
33. Leah, 5554
34. Allison, 5405
35. Anna, 5315
36. Aaliyah, 5195
37. Savannah, 5192
38. Gabriella, 5173
39. Camila, 5127
40. Aria, 5085
41. Kaylee, 5079
42. Scarlett, 5031
43. Hailey, 4994
44. Arianna, 4956
45. Riley, 4902
46. Alexis, 4741
47. Nevaeh, 4716
48. Sarah, 4635
49. Claire, 4626
50. Sadie, 4614
1. Noah, 18090 baby boys
2. Liam, 18002
3. Jacob, 17976
4. Mason, 17591
5. William, 16495
6. Ethan, 16127
7. Michael, 15366
8. Alexander, 14771
9. Jayden, 14656
10. Daniel, 14140
11. Elijah, 13626
12. Aiden, 13527
13. James, 13416
14. Benjamin, 13373
15. Matthew, 13226
16. Jackson, 12488
17. Logan, 12270
18. David, 12226
19. Anthony, 12164
20. Joseph, 12095
21. Joshua, 11680
22. Andrew, 11568
23. Lucas, 11451
24. Gabriel, 11112
25. Samuel, 10957
26. Christopher, 10765
27. John, 10588
28. Dylan, 10058
29. Isaac, 10005
30. Ryan, 9808
31. Nathan, 9620
32. Carter, 9512
33. Caleb, 9500
34. Luke, 9497
35. Christian, 9261
36. Hunter, 8887
37. Henry, 8802
38. Owen, 8702
39. Landon, 8679
40. Jack, 8506
41. Wyatt, 8490
42. Jonathan, 8478
43. Eli, 7867
44. Isaiah, 7754
45. Sebastian, 7495
46. Jaxon, 7479
47. Julian, 7469
48. Brayden, 7384
49. Gavin, 7379
50. Levi, 7339

I know the big news is Noah, but check out Liam! 6th last year, 2nd this year.

And Michael bounced back a spot this year, surprisingly — up from 8th to 7th. Nope! Just noticed that the SSA also updated the 2012 rankings, and Michael was upgraded from 8th to 7th place for 2012. So, no bounce-back after all.

On the girls’ side, Charlotte hopped up from 19th to 11th.

Have you spotted any other interesting rises/drops so far?

More from the SSA’s press release:

Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. This year’s winners for biggest jump in popularity in the Top 1,000 are Jayceon and Daleyza. The fastest riser for boys, Jayceon, gained popularity as it is the birth name of VH1′s cable reality series “Marrying The Game” star and award-winning rapper The Game. The show follows the life of Jayceon “The Game” Taylor, as a rapper and father of three. The show premiered in late 2012 and obviously had its effect on naming trends throughout 2013.

On the girls’ side, Daleyza, may have been influenced by a popular Spanish-language cable TV series, “Larrymania,” which airs on mun2. Daleyza is the young daughter of Larry Hernandez, an American regional Mexican singer and reality TV star. The name increased in popularity by more than 3,000 spots, so the show undoubtedly had an influence.

The second fastest riser for boys was Milan, and for girls, Marjorie.

Here are the announcement posts for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

Popular baby names of 2013 | Australia: Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia | Bulgaria | Canada: Alberta, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, Saskatchewan | Estonia | Finland | Ireland | Latvia | Malta | New Zealand | Netherlands | Poland | Spain | Sweden | UK: Northern Ireland, Scotland | US: Arizona, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, Wyoming
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3 Responses to Most Popular U.S. Baby Names of 2013

  1. Isnt Michael stalling at #7? God knows why, it needs to go. Fast.

    I think the charts, especially for boys, are getting way too stale. New names are briefly in the top 100 then drop out, while the same old names keep lingering on and on. I guess its the “junior” factor.

    My favs are all falling in popularity, so I’m not too keen with this years results.

  2. Copying what I wrote on name berry:

    My first thought is that Liam is probably even more popular than the stats suggest, since William is #5 and the preferred nickname for most of these boys is probably Liam, rather than Will or Billy. Multiple spellings also probably benefit Jayden, Sophia, and Isabella.

    How interesting that the girls’ Top 10 has more classic and less trendy names than the boys Top 10! Like they said in Nameberry’s blog, this really means naming practices are changing a lot.

    Looking at names with the biggest popularity jumps (+50 places) and trying to figure out where they come from (lesson: do not over estimate the power of celebrity babies!)

    BOYS
    - Milan: Shakira and Piqué’s son
    - Atlas: 2013 Coldplay song from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack
    - Duke: Giuliana Rancic’s son
    - Castiel: a character from TV series Supernatural
    - Zayn: One Direction member
    - Thiago: Lionel Messi’s son (I hate how the butchered Brazilian misspelling is becoming popular; Tiago is the superior name).
    - Forrest: Whittaker, star of 2013 film “The Butler”
    - Kyrie: basketball player Kyrie Irving
    - Deacon: a character in the TV series Nashville?
    - Kalel: Superman’s name, from Man of Steel
    - Jase: Jase Robertson, TV personality
    - Harlan: writers Harlan Ellison or Harlan Coben?
    - Jair: Jair Jurrjens, a baseball player
    - Santana: Santana Moss, American football player
    - Kendrick: Kendrick Lamar
    - Dilan: Spanish form of Dylan
    - Bruno: Bruno Mars
    - Langston: American football player Langston Moore
    - Clark: Clark Kent from Man of Steel
    - Cristiano: Cristiano Ronaldo
    - Francis: Pope Francis
    - Lionel: Lionel Messi
    - Jensen: Jensen Ackles
    - Lorenzo: Snooki’s son
    - Odin: character from Thor 2
    - Thatcher: Margaret Thatcher, died last year
    - Camden (& spellings): sons of Nick Lachey and Kristin Cavallari
    - Neymar: Brazillian footballer
    - Tatum: Channing Tatum
    - Archer: TV series

    GIRLS
    - Marjorie: Margaery from Game of Thrones?
    - Lennon: Lennon Stella
    - Jurnee: actress Jurnee Smollett (starred in 2013′s film Temptation)
    - Everleigh / Everly: Channing Tatum’s daughter
    - Henley: character in 2013′s film Now You See Me
    - Mabel: Bruce Willis daughter, among other celebrity babies
    - Gwyneth Paltrow: starred in 2013′s Iron Man 3
    - Azalea: Iggy Azalea
    - Kaidence: rumoured name of Kim Kardashian’s daughter
    - India: India Rose, Chris Hemsworth’s daughter
    - Ireland: Ireland Baldwin, Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger’s daughter (became an internet celebrity)
    - Sutton: character in the TV series “The Lying Game”
    - Wren: protagonist of 2013′s young adult novel “Fangirl”
    - Hattie: Tori Spelling’s daughter
    - Arya: Game of Thrones character
    - Liv: TV series “Liv and Maddie”
    - Milan: Shakira’s son
    - Zuri: a character in Disney’s TV series “Jessie”
    - Dorothy: Wizard of Oz’ anniversary
    - Beatrice: protagonist of the “Divergent” series
    - Amalia: Princess Amalia, who became heiress to the Dutch throne in 2013?
    - Anastasia: 50 Shades of Grey
    - Cara: Cara Delevigne
    - Diamond: Diamond Jubilee; Rihanna’s song “Diamonds”
    - Olive: Drew Barrymore’s daughter
    - Frances: Pope Frances
    - Penelope: Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter
    - Francesca: Pope Francis
    - Britney: Britney Spears released a new album
    - Emilia: Emilia Clarke, actress from Game of Thrones

    more interesting names climbing:
    - Cyrus: Miley?
    - Finn: the late Cory Monteith’s character in Glee
    - Karlie: Karlie Kloss
    - Ellen: Ellen DeGeneres
    - Anne: Anne Hathaway, won Oscar in 2013
    - Walter: “Life of Walter Mitty” movie
    - Eden (boys): Belgium and Chelsea footballer Eden Hazard
    - Arabella: Ivana Trump’s daughter
    - Elsa: Frozen
    - Kennedy: anniversary of JFK’s death
    - George: Prince George
    - Hazel: protagonist in popular YA novel The Fault of our Stars
    - Francisco: Pope Francis
    - Augustus: protagonist in popular YA novel The Fault of our Stars

  3. Wow, Rita! Thanks!

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