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Fri May 10, 2013
Sophia, Jacob Top Popular Baby Names List
Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 8:10 am
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. The Social Security Administration has put out its list of the most popular baby names from last year. Topping the list for girls: Sophia. For boys, it's Jacob. As for fast rising contenders, Aria is becoming popular for girls. It seems parents are inspired by "Game of Thrones." Boys names gaining popularity: Major, King and Messiah.
A few other names of interest: David is hanging on at number 19, and Steve, where is Steve? Oh, 762.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
It's a little too exotic.
GREENE: I guess so. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.