William and Emma most popular baby names in NC for 2013

  • Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular baby names in North Carolina for 2013. Emma and William topped the list.

The top five boys and girls names for 2013 in North Carolina were:


1) William

2) Mason

3) Elijah

4) Jacob

5) Noah


1) Emma

2) Ava

3) Sophia

4) Olivia

5) Isabella

Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security, announced last week that Noah and Sophia were the most popular baby names in the U.S. First time atop the list is Noah, the first new boys name at number one since 1960 other than Jacob or Michael, and the third straight year for Sophia.

This is huge news in the world of baby names with Noah rising to the top, unseating Jacob. Proving to be America’s favorite before the 2014 Russell Crowe movie Noah climbed atop the box office charts. There is only one new name in the top 10 this year — Daniel, but he has been there before. Also, be on the lookout for another Sophia crawling up the list — Sofia with an “f” has reached her highest spot ever at number 13.

How does North Carolina compare to the rest of the country? Check out Social Security’s website www.socialsecurity.gov to see the top baby names for 2013.

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 2013 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, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/2014/babynames2013-pr.html.

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