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What were the top baby names of 2014?

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According to the Social Security website, the top baby names for boys in 2014 were Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob and William. The top baby names for girls in 2014 were Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava.

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Additional popular boy's names in 2014 were Ethan, Michael, Alexander, James and Daniel. More 2014 top girl's names were Mia, Emily, Abigail, Madison and Charlotte.

The top five boy's names of 2014 varied slightly from the 2013 top names, with Mason moving up a place to third and Jacob moving down to fourth. The girl's top 2014 and 2013 names are the same but have rank changes, with Emma and Olivia moving up a place. Sophia, the previous number one name, moved down to third.

Over the last 100 years, the boy's name Michael has been in the top spot most often, a total of 44 times. The female name Emily has also been popular, attaining the top spot in 41 of the last 100 years. As of 2014, Emily is not in the girl's top ten list, and Michael has fallen to number seven on the boy's list. More top names over the last 100 years include Jennifer, Robert, Barbara, John and Mary.

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