May 18, 2012 in Region

Top Northwest baby names: Mason, Sophia, Emma

 
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Actress Sophia Loren photographed in 1953 when she was 19. Sophia was the most popular name for baby girls in Washington in 2011.
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Mason and Sophia were the most popular names for babies born in Washington in 2011.

In Idaho, the top names for newborns were Mason and Emma, the Social Security Administration said today.

Here are the top five names for boys and girls in each state:

Washington boys: Mason, Liam, Alexander, Jacob, Ethan.

Washington girls: Sophia, Olivia, Emma, Isabella, Emily.

Idaho boys: Mason, Jacob, Liam, Benjamin, Alexander.

Idaho girls: Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Ava, Emily.

Nationwide, Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names last year.

Jacob has been the nation’s top boys’ name each year in since 1999. Before that, Michael was the most popular name from 1961 to 1998.

For girls, Emily was the top name nationally for 12 years, from 1996 through 2007. Another long streak was Jennifer, 1970 through 1984.

See more at Social Security on the Web..

In addition to each state’s top 100 baby names, the website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2011 and a list of the top 50 names for twins born in 2011. It also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.

Celebrities who named their sons Mason include Cuba Gooding Jr., Kelsey Grammer and Kourtney Kardashian.

Celebrities who named their daughters Sophia include Benjamin Bratt, Sylvester Stallone, Gene Simmons and Francis Ford Coppola.

Celebrities who named their daughters Emma include Pete Townshend, Wayne Gretzky, Eric Roberts and Martina McBride


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