Mason, Emma Lead List of Popular Baby Names in Connecticut

Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 8:08 AM EDT
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The list of the most popular names parents in Connecticut picked for their babies in 2012 is in and the top two are Mason and Emma. 
 
The list comes from the Social Security Administration and the top five boys names for 2012 in Connecticut were:

  1. Mason
  2. Jacob
  3. Michael
  4. Liam
  5. Ethan


The most popular girls names for 2012 in Connecticut were:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia 
  3. Isabella 
  4. Sophia 
  5. Ava 

In 2011, the most popular boys name in Connecticut was Alexander and Sophia led the list of girls names.

You can view the whole list on the Social Security Web site.

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced last week that Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names in the U.S. 

This is the fourteenth year in a row that Jacob tops the list for boys and the second year for Sophia.

Elizabeth and Liam are new to the list, replacing Chloe and Daniel, and the Social Security Administration said Liam could be attributed to Liam Neeson’s recent major roles in “Battleship” and the popular “Taken,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “Clash of the Titans.”
 
In addition to each state’s top baby names, Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2012 and offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.
 
To read about this year’s winner for the biggest jump in popularity and to see how pop culture affects baby names, click.here.
 

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