The Social Security Administration released the top baby names of 2012 on May 9, 2013. Jacob and Sophia held their places at the top of the list from 2011, but newcomers Liam and Elizabeth knocked Chloe and Daniel out of the top 10. 

Parents leaned toward Old Testament names for baby boys in 2012 and continued their prediliction for pretty, vowel-filled monikers for girls. Read on for the top 25 names for each gender. 

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Top Names for Boys in 2012:

1. Jacob

2. Mason

3. Ethan

4. Noah

5. William

6. Liam

7. Jayden

8. Michael

9. Alexander

10. Aiden

11. Daniel

12. Matthew

13. Elijah

14. James

15. Anthony

16. Benjamin

17. Joshua

18. Andrew

19. David

20. Joseph

21. Logan

22. Jackson

23. Christopher

24. Gabriel

25. Samuel

Top 25 Names for Girls in 2012:

1. Sophia

2. Emma

3. Isabella

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Emily

7. Abigail

8. Mia

9. Madison

10. Elizabeth

11. Chloe

12. Ella

13. Avery

14. Addison

15. Aubrey

16. Lily

17. Natalie

18. Sofia

19. Charlotte

20. Zoey

21. Grace

22. Hannah

23. Amelia

24. Harper

25. Lillian

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