Liam has bumped Noah as the top name for America’s boys, while Emma hangs on for the fourth straight year as the girls’ favorite.
The Social Security Administration on Friday morning released its list of names given to U.S. babies in 2017.
Michael fell out of the top 10 for the first time since World War II. Emily also is out of the top 10, a status it had held since 1990.
New in the top 10 are Amelia, Evelyn, Logan and Oliver.
The list considers each spelling variation a different name. If Sophia (No. 5) and Sofia (No. 15) were lumped together, they would surpass Emma for the No. 1 spot.
To find other names’ rankings, see http://www.socialsecurity.gov/babynames/.
Ensley was the fastest riser on the girls’ list, moving 1,461 spots to number 965, from number 2,426 in 2016. On the boys’ list, Wells jumped from number 1,419 to 915, likely getting a boost from a particular contestant on “The Bachelorette.”
Another reality TV tie-in: Dream rose 840 spots. That was the name given in late 2016 to the daughter of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna.
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Baby names: New favorite for U.S. boys, retro picks for girls
By Susan Steade, Mercury News (TNS) / Published: May 12, 2018