What Is the Most Popular Name for Boys in the United States?


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The most popular name for baby boys in 2014 was Noah for the second consecutive year. Jacob dropped from first place in 2013 after a 14-year run that began in 1999.

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The second-most popular boy's name in both 2013 and 2014 was Liam. The third-most popular in 2014 was Mason, followed by Jacob and William. Michael holds the record as the most popular name in the last 100 years, having ranked first for 44 of them. Noah ranked at the top for the first time in 100 years in 2013.

The most popular girl's name in 2014 was Emma. It last ranked first in 2008. The second-most popular name in 2014 was Olivia, followed by Sophie, Isabella and Ava.

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