Resources that publish the 100 most popular names for girls born each year include the Social Security Administration, Bounty.com and BabyCenter.com. Due to different methods of tabulation, these and other resources sometimes list the names in different orders of popularity during the same year.
For example, the Social Security Administration listed Emma as the most popular girl's name of 2014, while Emma ranked at number two on BabyCenter.com and at 47 on Bounty.com. For the same year, Amelia topped the Bounty.com list, while Sophia was most popular at BabyCenter.com.
The Social Security Administration's name popularity rankings derive from the name and year of birth listed on Social Security applications.