Top US Baby Names Released, May 2012: List of Popular 2011 Names
On May 14, 2012, the US Social Security Administration released the most popular baby names of 2011.
Overall, there weren't too many changes to the most popular baby name list from the year before. The name Jacob is #1 on the boys list, and some suggest that it may have something to do with the popular Twilight series of book and films.
Jacob remains the most popular name for boys and Sophia is the most popular girl's name. Some have noted that Mason became the second most popular boy's name, perhaps because of the Kardashians. Also, Michael fell out of the Top 5 for the first time since 1948.
The top baby names in 2011 were:
The Social Security Administration offers a more complete list of top US baby names.
The Social Security Administration also released a list of top trending names that have seen the biggest boost in popularity. Among the top trending names: Brantley and Iker for boys; Briella and Angelique for girls.