The names Noah and Emma have topped the list for most popular baby names of 2015, according to the Social Security Administration.

Most Popular Baby Names Of 2015

2015 is actually the third consecutive year at the top for Noah, and the second year at the top for Emma.

Two new baby names reached the Top Ten this year: Benjamin for boys and Harper for girls. This is the first time either name has been included on the list of most popular names.

The lists for boys and girls haven’t changed much, with only a couple moves up and down.

Charlotte, seems to be a more popular name after the birth of British royal baby Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana in May 2015, and the names James and Michael switched places from the year before.

The name Liam has consistently broken into the Top Ten since 2012, when the first Hunger Games film, starring Liam Hemsworth, premiered.

The Social Security Administration is able to share the ranking because parents provide the names of children when they apply for Social Security cards.

The agency started releasing its popular baby name list by gender in 1997 but has monitored names dating back to 1880.

Most popular names for girls in 2015:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Abigail
  8. Emily
  9. Charlotte
  10. Harper

Most popular names for boys in 2015:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. James
  8. Alexander
  9. Michael
  10. Benjamin
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