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Top baby names of 2013 are Noah, Sophia
Posted on May 12, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.

Know any babies named Noah or Sophia? 

According to the Social Security Administration's annual baby names report, those were the most popular names for children born in 2013.

Noah took the top spot from Jacob, which had been the most popular name for boys since 1999. Jacob was the third most popular boy's name in 2013.

Sophia has been the most popular name for girls since 2011.

The only new name in this year's top 10 list is Daniel, although he has been on the list in the past, according to the administration.

Here are the top ten names for children born last year:

 

Boys Girls
1. Noah 1. Sophia
2. Liam 2. Emma
3. Jacob 3. Olivia
4. Mason 4. Isabella
5. William 5. Ava
6. Ethan 6. Mia
7. Michael 7. Emily
8. Alexander 8. Abigail
9. Jayden 9. Madison
10. Daniel 10. Elizabeth

Want to see how popular baby names have changed over the years? You can search the Social Security Administration's database by birth year or check out these maps showing top names by state over the last 60 years.

Time magazine has also created a searchable graph predicting how all popular all baby names will be over the next 25 years.