Here are the top 10 baby names for 2013

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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.


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


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


  • Jethro Bodnick

    And why does this list exist again???? For those who have no idea what to name their kid and want to be like everybody else?

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  • ceciliasherrard

    I suspect “Sarah” was in that top 10 but they didn’t take into account all the different ways it’s spelled now…

  • Christian gutierrez

    My daughter will be born on july10th…naming her ZOE …yea buddy #ViscaZoe

  • jessica

    I like that they make list like theses because it let’s me know what’s common . an all of my children have different names very un common . my oldest name is Ja’Lyssa an my twins are Ada’Lee and Bri’Lynn and my in born daughter is going to be Mie’Ah . very different an there own …

    • smh

      The only thing that’s different is you’ve spelled them strangely and stuck apostrophes where apostrophes should never be – in someone’s first name. Three of them are pronounced the same as commonly spelled names so their names won’t really *sound* unique – you’ve just sentenced them to a lifetime of having to constantly spell their names for teachers, professors, potential employers, etc. Way to go.

  • Jenn pope

    Damnit. I named my daughter Olivia because I thought it was uncommon. Olivia pope is uncommon though.

    • smh

      I’m always amazed by people who think they’re giving their child a unique name when it is actually so common. It’s so obvious which names are popular.

  • trishamae

    I thought Amaya would be in the top ten for girls? && At least my baby boys name is different his name is Ty’Aire

    • smh

      Seriously, another apostrophe? There is nothing cute about that and he will hate having to constantly spell it for people.

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