Most Popular Baby Names of 2011: The List
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The Social Security Administration just released the most popular baby names of 2011, with Sophia bumping Isabella to a No. 2 spot for girls, and Jacob holding its top spot for the 13th year in a row.

The Social Security started compiling baby name lists in 1997, with the agency offering lists of baby names for eacy year going back to 1880.

Parents supply this information to the agency when applying for a child's social security number at the time of the child's birth, meaning the agency has a constant supply of data. [Read full story about 2011's most popular baby names]

Here are the top 50 most popular girl and boy names for 2011:

Rank

Boys' Names

Girls' Names

1

Jacob

Sophia

2

Mason

Isabella

3

William

Emma

4

Jayden

Olivia

5

Noah

Ava

6

Michael

Emily

7

Ethan

Abigail

8

Alexander

Madison

9

Aiden

Mia

10

Daniel

Chloe

11

Anthony

Elizabeth

12

Matthew

Ella

13

Elijah

Addison

14

Joshua

Natalie

15

Liam

Lily

16

Andrew

Grace

17

James

Samantha

18

David

Avery

19

Benjamin

Sofia

20

Logan

Aubrey

21

Christopher

Brooklyn

22

Joseph

Lillian

23

Jackson

Victoria

24

Gabriel

Evelyn

25

Ryan

Hannah

26

Samuel

Alexis

27

John

Charlotte

28

Nathan

Zoey

29

Lucas

Leah

30

Christian

Amelia

31

Jonathan

Zoe

32

Caleb

Hailey

33

Dylan

Layla

34

Landon

Gabriella

35

Isaac

Nevaeh

36

Gavin

Kaylee

37

Brayden

Alyssa

38

Tyler

Anna

39

Luke

Sarah

40

Evan

Allison

41

Carter

Savannah

42

Nicholas

Ashley

43

Isaiah

Audrey

44

Owen

Taylor

45

Jack

Brianna

46

Jordan

Aaliyah

47

Brandon

Riley

48

Wyatt

Camila

49

Julian

Khloe

50

Aaron

Claire

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