Each year the Social Security Administration publishes a list of the most popular names for babies born during the previous year. Amazingly, the name Jacob has held the top spot for boys for 14 years in a row. I predict no school classroom will have only one Jacob for a long time to come.
Jacob and Sophia are repeat champions as America’s most popular baby names for 2012. This is the fourteenth year in a row Jacob tops the list for boys and the second year for Sophia. There is a new couple in the top 10 this year–Elizabeth and Liam replace Chloe and Daniel. Elizabeth has been here before, but this is the first time Liam breaks into the top 10. Perhaps Liam’s new found success can be attributed to Liam Neeson’s recent major roles in “Battleship” and the popular “Taken,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “Clash of the Titans” franchises.
For all the top baby names of 2012, go to Social Security’s website www.socialsecurity.gov. Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2012: