Emma, Noah top list of most popular baby names in 2014

WASHINGTON — Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014.

The list of girls’ and boys’ names is compiled by the Social Security Administration.

For girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava. For boys, Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and William.

Noah was the top boy’s name for the second year in a row. Emma was back on top among girl’s names for the first time since 2008.

The Social Security Administration’s website provides lists of the top 1,000 baby names for each year, dating to 1880. The top baby names that year were John and Mary. John is now No. 26 and Mary has fallen to No. 120.

The agency released the list for 2014 on Friday.


1. Emma

2. Olivia

3. Sophia

4. Isabella

5. Ava

6. Mia

7. Emily

8. Abigail

9. Madison

10. Charlotte



1. Noah

2. Liam

3. Mason

4. Jacob

5. William

6. Ethan

7. Michael

8. Alexander

9. James

10. Daniel


Source: Social Security Administration