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King, Messiah rising on list of baby names

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WASHINGTON — Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.

They are just a little behind Major, the boy’s name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration’s annual list of popular baby names.

Jacob is the most popular for boys for the 14th straight year, according to the 2012 list released yesterday.

Sophia is the top name for girls for the second year in a row, after having first cracked the top 100 only in 1997.

Following Jacob are Mason, Ethan, Noah and William. Liam cracked the top 10 for the first time, coming in at No.?6. Daniel slipped out of the top 10 for the first time since 1998, to No.?11.

Following Sophia are Emma, Isabella, Olivia and Ava. Major jumped 505 spots, to No. 483.

The Social Security website provides lists of the top 1,000 baby names for each year since 1880. The top names that year were John and Mary. John is now No.?28, and Mary has fallen to No. 123. Those are the lowest spots for both names.

The Columbus Dispatch

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May 10 @ 1:15PM  

Ohio (From 2008)

Rank / Boys / Girls
1 / Jacob / Emma
2 / Andrew / Madison
3 / Ethan / Ava
4 / Michael / Olivia
5 / Noah / Emily


Rank / Boys / Girls
1 / Billy Bob / Elsie May
2 / Homer / Bertha
3 / Cletus / Ethel
4 / Virgil / Bobbie Rae
5 / Gilbert / June Bug

Okay folks, ready for this one?

West Virginia

Rank / Boys / Girls
1 / Eugene / Eugena
2 / Eugene Junior / Cricket
3 / Bubba / Elly Mae
4 / Roscoe / Sloppy
5 / Speedbump / Pothole

*Disclaimer* Both Kentucky and West Virginia lists may not be backed up by factual data!

May 10 @ 5:19PM  
here's a few

Essie Lou
Alli Mae
Lula Mae

De' Wayne

Top 10 Surnames in North America

1. Smith
2. Johnson
3. Williams
4. Brown
5. Jones
6. Miller
7. Davis
8. Garcia
10. Wilson

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King, Messiah rising on list of baby names