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Top baby name list of 2014 released: See the most popular names of the year

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Social Security Administration releases top baby name list: We have a new #1 girl name!

The Social Security Administration just released its anticipated list of the most popular baby names of the year, compiled from births of babies in the United States. The most popular boy name remains unchanged from last year, but we have a new girl name that has re-gained the top spot she lost several years ago. See the complete list here!

The Social Security Administration just finished compiling the top baby girl names and baby boy names of 2014 and we will see a lot of familiar names, as well as a few new ones. One thing is clear — we love classic names.

Which names are the most popular of the year? The most popular girl name is Emma and the most popular boy name is Noah.

Emma has not been the most popular baby girl name since 2008, however she reclaimed her title from Sophia, which has moved down to number three. Olivia has moved up to the number two spot. The only new name to the top 10 list is Charlotte, which also happens to be the new name of Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. This list was compiled before the Duchess announced this name, however this name was obviously a favorite among parents here in the U.S.

Check out the top 25 baby girl names:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Emily
  8. Abigail
  9. Madison
  10. Charlotte
  11. Harper
  12. Sofia
  13. Avery
  14. Elizabeth
  15. Amelia
  16. Evelyn
  17. Ella
  18. Chloe
  19. Victoria
  20. Aubrey
  21. Grace
  22. Zoey
  23. Natalie
  24. Addison
  25. Lillian

For boys, Noah keeps his title for the second year in the row as the most popular boy name. Jacob was the top boy name for more than a decade, however has since fallen to the number four spot. The classic name James is the only newcomer to the top 10 list for boys, replacing the trendy name Jayden.

Check out the top 25 baby boy names:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. Michael
  8. Alexander
  9. James
  10. Daniel
  11. Elijah
  12. Benjamin
  13. Logan
  14. Aiden
  15. Jayden
  16. Matthew
  17. Jackson
  18. David
  19. Lucas
  20. Joseph
  21. Anthony
  22. Andrew
  23. Samuel
  24. Gabriel
  25. Joshua


The baby boy name that is moving up the charts the fastest is Bode (perhaps after Olympic skier Bode Miller?) followed by Axl. Latin names are the hottest names for girls — Aranza followed by Montserrat — are both from Latin soap operas and are rising the charts the fastest.

Tell us: What do you think of the top 25 list?

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