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2013 & 2012 Top Baby Names

In April of last year we reported the Top Baby Names  and trends for 2011. The social security department distributes data on births and names annually. By April they still had not released the information for 2012 so we just presented data from 2011.

2012 To baby Names
Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Sophia
2 Mason Emma
3 Ethan Isabella
4 Noah Olivia
5 William Ava
6 Liam Emily
7 Michael Abigail
8 Jayden Mia
9 Alexander Madison
10 Aiden Elizabeth

We finally had a chance to dig up the data and can give you a summary for 2012 & 2013. Some congratulations are in order for Noah and Sophia for taking the number one name spots. Sophia continues her reign of the top spot for three years in a row, while Jacob got ousted from his two year stint as the champ.

2013 Top Baby Names
Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Noah Sophia
2 Liam Emma
3 Jacob Olivia
4 Mason Isabella
5 William Ava
6 Ethan Mia
7 Michael Emily
8 Alexander Abigail
9 Jayden Madison
10 Daniel Elizabeth

Jacob has some consolation in the fact that names for boys that started with the letter J were more popular than any other letter. For girls, the letter "A" takes the cake with 17% of girl names starting with the lead letter of the alphabet. Those letters have held their respective top positions for the past three years.  So who's at the bottom of the top 1000 baby names? Augustine and Aurelia were dead last in 2012 and Darien and Collins replaced them in 2013. And the least used letters? For the past three years, without much surprise it's X for boys at .004% of names and U for girls at 0.0% of names.

It's note worthy that in the past three years not one girl name with the letter "U" has made it into the top 1000 names. What happened to Ursala? We know she is the evil queen from the Disney movie "The Little Mermaid", but aren't we far enough away from 1989 to break that spell?
 

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The bottom line is that if you are looking for some really unique names, look at the end of the top 1000 names. There are lots of names that are used way less frequently and year over year vary considerably more than the top 100.

 

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2012 Popular First Letters
for Names
Letter Boys   Letter Girls
j 10.60%   a 17.50%
a 9.30%   m 10.10%
c 7.70%   k 9.40%
m 7.10%   l 7.20%
k 6.70%   j 7.30%
b 6.70%   c 7.10%
d 7.10%   e 6.00%
r 6.70%   s 5.70%
l 4.40%   b 4.10%
t 4.80%   r 3.80%
e 4.40%   h 3.00%
s 4.20%   d 3.00%
g 3.50%   g 2.50%
h 2.30%   n 2.50%
n 2.10%   p 2.20%
f 1.90%   t 2.30%
p 1.70%   i 1.60%
z 1.50%   v 1.20%
i 1.70%   z 1.10%
w 1.50%   f 0.90%
o 1.10%   w 0.50%
v 1.00%   y 0.60%
y 0.70%   o 0.20%
q 0.50%   q 0.10%
u 0.40%   x 0.10%
x 0.40%   u 0.00%
2013 Popular First Letters
for Names
Letter Boys   Letter Girls
j 10.40%   a 17.00%
a 9.40%   m 10.10%
c 8.00%   k 9.00%
m 7.30%   l 7.30%
k 6.70%   j 7.00%
b 6.60%   c 6.70%
d 6.60%   e 6.30%
r 6.60%   s 5.60%
l 4.70%   b 4.00%
t 4.70%   r 4.00%
e 4.40%   h 3.20%
s 4.20%   d 3.10%
g 3.60%   g 2.60%
h 2.30%   n 2.60%
n 2.10%   p 2.40%
f 1.90%   t 2.20%
p 1.80%   i 1.80%
z 1.60%   v 1.20%
i 1.50%   z 1.20%
w 1.50%   f 1.00%
o 1.10%   w 0.70%
v 1.00%   y 0.50%
y 0.70%   o 0.30%
q 0.50%   q 0.10%
u 0.40%   x 0.10%
x 0.40%   u 0.00%

 

 

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