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The Top Baby Names of 2011 — with a Dark Horse at #2

The Top Baby Names of 2011 — with a Dark Horse at #2

The top baby names of 2011 are out thanks to the U.S. Social Security Administration. Sophia is the new most popular baby name for girls, while Jacob is the top name for boys for the 13th straight year.

The big surprise this year is...Mason. Mason was previously not even ranked among the top 10, but zoomed to the number two spot in one year. Experts believe its popularity can be credited to celebrity Kourtney Kardashian who named her baby boy Mason in 2009.

See the full list here.

Related Articles: How Baby Names Have Changed in the Last 70 Years.

Do you prefer popular names or unusual names for your kids?

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EmmaHatfield EmmaHatfield 5 years
My daughters are latasha jade who is 10 and autumn grace who is 3 in august, i live in uk aswell so those names are not popular here and im glad i dnt like havin same names :)
RowanJones RowanJones 5 years
See this is why the rest of the world think Americans are stupid. Naming your baby a certain name because of a D-list celeb slag? Wow... Really. Wow.
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