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Top lists of baby names

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.

Top baby names for girls in 2012

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

Top baby names for boys

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

Fastest-rising baby names for girls in 2012

  1. Arya
  2. Perla
  3. Catalina
  4. Elisa
  5. Raelynn
  6. Rosalie
  7. Haven
  8. Raelyn
  9. Briella
  10. Marilyn

Fastest-rising names for boys

  1. Major
  2. Gael
  3. Jase
  4. Messiah
  5. Brantley
  6. Iker
  7. King
  8. Rory
  9. Ari
  10. Maverick

Source: Social Security Administration
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