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Utah's top baby names in 2012: William, Emma

Published May 17, 2013 1:17 pm

Hey baby • Jacob and Sophia lead the national lists for 2012.
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Utah's most popular baby names in 2012 are all in the nation's top 10 lists for boys and girls, with one exception: Utah loves Lily more.

In Utah, the top names were William and Emma.

Nationwide, Jacob and Sophia led the lists — again. This is the fourteenth year in a row Jacob tops the list for boys and the second year for Sophia, the Social Security Administration said.

Liam — number two for Utah boys — broke into the national top 10 for the first time.

The top five boys and girls names for 2012 in Utah were:

Boys Girls

William Emma

Liam Olivia

Mason Sophia

Ethan Ava

Jacob Lily

Nationally, the top 10 names for boys were:

Jacob

Mason

Ethan

Noah

William

Liam

Jayden

Michael

Alexander

Aiden

The top 10 girls names across the nation were:

Sophia

Emma

Isabella

Olivia

Ava

Emily

Abigail

Mia

Madison

Elizabeth

Elizabeth was the one girls names that was not in the national top 10 last year, although it has appeared in the past, the Social Security Administration said. The names evicted from the national top ten lists by Elizabeth and Liam were Chloe and Daniel, both pushed to 11th.

The national lists of the top 1,000 names in 2012 are available at http://www.socialsecurity.gov, with a feature that tracks the popularity of individual names over time.