Here are the top 10 baby names for 2013
The Social Security announced the top 10 baby names for 2013 – and it includes a surprise.
Noah ended Jacob’s 14-year reign as the top baby name for boys in 2013, while Sophia was the most popular name for girls for the third straight year.
The previous top name, Jacob, slipped to third with Liam coming in second.
For girls, Emma and Olivia ranked second and third.
The names tend to reflect pop culture’s influence on naming trends. The names Jayceon and Daleyza made the biggest jumps in popularity in the top 1,000. Jayceon rose from 1,051 to 206 from 2012 to 2013, while Daleyza jumped from 3,715 to 585.
The fastest riser for boys, Jayceon, is the birth name of the rapper know as The Game. He has a reality series on VH1, “Marrying The Game,” which follows his life as a rapper and father of three. The show premiered in late 2012 and started having an effect on naming trends in 2013, the agency said.
Daleyza’s rise might have resulted from the influence of a popular Spanish-language cable TV series, “Larrymania,” which airs on mun2, the agency says. In the show, Daleyza is the young daughter of Larry Hernandez, an American regional Mexican singer and reality TV star.
Rounding out the Top 10 names for boys were Liam, Jacob, Mason, William, Ethan, Michael, Alexander, Jayden and Daniel. The top names for girls were Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Ava, Mia, Emily, Abigail, Madison and Elizabeth.
The list is released annually before Mother’s Day and is considered the most complete list because parents supply information when they apply for their child’s Social Security number.