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What are the top 100 names for boys?

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Although various publications list the top 100 baby names each year, Parenting Magazine lists the top 100 baby names on its website, according to statistics from the U.S. Social Security Administration. The top five boy names in 2013 were Noah, Liam, Jason, Mason and William, according to Parenting Magazine.

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What are the top 100 names for boys?
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While Parenting Magazine's list might not seem as current as other lists around the web, the list does allow interested parties to search previous year's data, as far back as 1880, and filter the search by state and gender using reliable statistics. However, retrieving statistics from the U.S. Social Security Administration takes time, which explains why, as of April 2015, Parenting Magazine's most recent top 100 baby names are from 2013.

Interested parties may find a more up-to-date resource in Baby Center, although the website does not use government statistics. Instead of retrieving data from the U.S. Social Security Administration, Baby Center polls its users at the end of the year, and later analyzes the data to create its lists. The names Jackson, Aiden, Liam, Lucas and Noah topped the list of boy names in 2014, according to Baby Center. Other popular boys names found in the top 20 on both lists include Ethan, Jayden, Michael and Alexander.

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