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List: The top 10 North Carolina boy and girl names for 2013

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The Social Security Administration has released the top 10 boy and girl names for 2013 in North Carolina.

“William” comes in at No. 1 for the boys, “Mason” at No. 2 and Elijah at No. 3.

“Emma” is No. 1 for girls, followed by “Ava” and “Sophia.”

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced last week that Noah and Sophia were the most popular baby names in the U.S.

“Noah” unseated “Jacob’s” 14-year reign to become the top name for boys. “Liam” landed at No. 2 followed by “Jacob” in third, then “Mason” and “William.”

“Sophia” topped the list of girls’ names for the third consecutive year followed by “Emma,” “Olivia,” “Isabella” and “Ava.”

Note: The number to the right of each name is the number of occurrences in the data. The source is a 100% sample based on Social Security card application data.

Popularity for top 100 names in NC for births in 2013
Rank Male name Number of
Female name Number of
1 William 702 Emma 645
2 Mason 614 Ava 553
3 Elijah 609 Sophia 531
4 Jacob 551 Olivia 484
5 Noah 546 Isabella 480
6 Liam 527 Abigail 465
7 James 486 Madison 384
8 Jackson 473 Elizabeth 331
9 Michael 455 Addison 320
10 Jayden 450 Emily 320



  • L Gies

    Coming from a person with the most popular name in the late 50’s and early 60’s…….I sure wish my parents had dug a little deeper and found a more unique name than Linda. Hope the kids like sharing their name.

  • Katie Carman

    I named my daughter Sofia because I wanted to honor her Italian heritage. Then it turned out that it was the most popular name the year she was born. I never even knew that it was popular until after she was already over a year old. The proper Italian spelling is with a “f” instead of a “ph” because the “ph” as an “f” sound doesn’t exist in the Italian language.

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