The most popular baby names are...

The most popular baby names are...

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by Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY

KING5.com

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Noah ended Jacob's 14-year reign as the top baby name for boys in 2013, while Sophia was the most popular name for girls for the third straight year, the Social Security Administration announced Friday.

Jacob slipped to third, with Liam coming in second. Among girls, Emma and Olivia ranked second and third, respectively.

The list — released annually just before Mother's Day — is the most complete of the popular baby name lists because parents supply the information when they apply for their child's Social Security number. Other lists are based on parents registering their baby's name with a particular site.

New parents in 2013 applied for a Social Security number for 4 million babies. Social Security started compiling baby name lists in 1997, and the agency's website offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.

Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2013:

BOYS:

1. Noah

2. Liam

3. Jacob

4. Mason

5. William

6. Ethan

7. Michael

8. Alexander

9. Jayden

10. Daniel

GIRLS:

1. Sophia

2. Emma

3. Olivia

4. Isabella

5. Ava

6. Mia

7. Emily

8. Abigail

9. Madison

10. Elizabeth

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