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Noah, Sophia top Social Security’s most popular baby names for 2013

List varied for Idaho County


Baby Pearl Clark recently had her pigtails measured at the Idaho County Fair. Pearl was ranked 677th as a baby name in the United States in 2013. The name enjoyed popularity in 1914 when it was ranked at number 56.

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Baby Pearl Clark recently had her pigtails measured at the Idaho County Fair. Pearl was ranked 677th as a baby name in the United States in 2013. The name enjoyed popularity in 1914 when it was ranked at number 56.



You named your baby what?!

And what are Most Outrageous New Baby Names of 2013? The Social Security list includes more than 1,400 brand-new baby names, given for the very first time in 2013 to five or more children in the US. The top ones are listed here with the number named:

Girls: Vanellope, 63; Burklee, 10; Pistol, 9; Happiness, 8; Pemberley, 8; Envie, 7; Prim, 7; Rarity, 7; Avaa, 6; Charlemagne, 6; Kinzington, 6; Prezlee, 6; Ransom, 5; Rebelle, 5; Sierraleone, 5; Siqi, 5; Snowy, 5; Temprince, 5.

Boys: Rydder, 10; Jceion, 10; Hatch, 8; Tuf, 8; Lloyal, 7; Psalms, 7; Xzaiden, 7; Charger, 6; Forever, 6; Kyndle, 6; Power, 6; Warrior, 6; Gospel, 5; Kaptain, 5; Subaru, 5; Vice, 5.

“New Rule: Don’t name your kid after a ballpark. Cubs fans Paul and Teri Fields have named their newborn son, Wrigley. Wrigley Fields,” said television commentator Bill Maher. “A child is supposed to be an independent individual, not a means of touting your own personal hobbies. At least that’s what I’ve always taught my kids, Panama Red and Jacuzzi.”

Noah and Sophia are America’s most popular baby names for 2013. First time atop the list is Noah, the first new boy’s 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.

The top 10 boys and girls names for 2013 are (boys, in order) Noah, Liam, Jacob, Mason, William, Ethan, Michael, Alexander, Jayden and Daniel (and girls in order) Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Ava, Mia, Emily, Abigail, Madison and Elizabeth.

For all the top baby names of 2013, go to Social Security’s website, www.socialsecurity.govhttp://www.socialsecurity.gov/.

In Idaho County, the list was varied, rarely repeating even similar names. In the Idaho County Free Press births, there were 37 males and 29 females born in 2013.

Male names were Western, Trenton, Gage, Rhead, two Michaels, Chase, two Isaacs, Carson, Dell, Gabriel, Sawyer, two Maxes, Ayden, Wesley, Easton, Alex, Clayne, Bryson, Eligha, Wyatt, Jayden, Joshua, Jasper, Lucas, Cash, Bradly, Brendan, Blaine, Benjamin, and Douglas as well as a Cohen and a Kohen and a Jackson and a Jaxon.

Female names included Morgan, Brooklynn, Chaisie, Riley, Lillee, Shyann, Bailey, Cassidy, Ella, Kennedy, Aria, Sierra, Brinley, Adeline, Harper, Kylah, Lillian, Nadia, Pearl, Gwen, Amelia, Isabella, Mckensie, Swayzie, Karly, Laura, Kynlee, Rachel and Cora.



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