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Baby names: Noah ends Jacob's 14-year run at top

WASHINGTON (AP) - Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob's 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year.

The Social Security Administration announced the most popular baby names Friday. Noah was followed by Liam, Jacob, Mason and William. Sophia was followed by Emma, Olivia, Isabella and Ava.

The most popular baby names aren't nearly as popular as they used to be.

A little more than 18,000 babies born last year were named Noah. In 1950, when James was No. 1, more than 86,000 newborns got that name.

About 21,000 newborns were named Sophia last year. In 1950, more than 80,000 were named Linda.

Top 25 Girls' Names

Sophia
Emma
Olivia
Isabella
Mia
Ava
Lily
Zoe
Emily
Chloe
Layla
Madison
Madelyn
Abigail
Aubrey
Charlotte
Amelia
Ella
Kaylee
Avery
Aaliyah
Hailey
Hannah
Addison
Riley

Top 25 Boys' Names

Jackson
Aiden
Liam
Lucas
Noah
Mason
Jayden
Ethan
Jacob
Jack
Caden
Logan
Benjamin
Michael
Caleb
Ryan
Alexander
Elijah
James
William
Oliver
Connor
Matthew
Daniel
Luke


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