Top American Baby Names

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Top American Baby Names
Mon, 08-12-2013 - 10:16am

While bizarro celebrity names(North West, anyone?) are the ones that make headlines, what are American baby names are the rest of uschoosing for our kids these days?

Most parents eschew out-there names for more traditional picks, with some gradual influence from pop culture events. In general, the same names appear on the annual Social Security Administration list year after year, with just a few newcomers cracking the top 10 each year. In 2012, the latest data we have available, biblical and Twilight-inspired Jacob (#1 for boys for 14 years now) reigned, while timeless Sophia claimed the top spot for girls.

Here, we explain the meanings of the top 10 baby names for each gender.

Top American Baby Names : Did Your Child's Name Make the List?-

Did any of the names you are considering make the list?

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Mon, 08-12-2013 - 3:56pm

We were just taking about this recently, it seems a lot of people are choosing weird names now, and I always thought the spelling of my kids names were different, they are nothing to what I'm seeing. Our boy middle name is in the top, and our girl first name is also on the list. I'm not to worried about it though because around here it's not that popular. 

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