The Most Popular Baby Names of 2012 Were. ...

The Most Popular Baby Names of 2012 Were. ...

May 9, 2013 Updated May 9, 2013 at 1:02 PM EST

According to a news release issued by the Social Security Administration on Thursday, Jacob and Sophia are repeat champions as America’s most popular baby names for 2012. 

This is the fourteenth year in a row Jacob tops the list for boys and the second year for Sophia. 

There is a new couple in the top 10 this year--Elizabeth and Liam replace Chloe and Daniel.  Elizabeth has been here before, but this is the first time Liam breaks into the top 10.  Perhaps Liam’s new found success can be attributed to Liam Neeson’s recent major roles in “Battleship” and the popular “Taken,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “Clash of the Titans” franchises.

Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2012:


1. Jacob

2. Mason

3. Ethan

4. Noah

5. William

6. Liam

7. Jayden

8. Michael

9. Alexander

10. Aiden


1. Sophia

2. Emma

3. Isabella

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Emily

7. Abigail

8. Mia

9. Madison

10. Elizabeth


Read the entire news release from the Social Security Administration HERE.

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