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What’s in a name? Social Security releases top baby names

What’s in a name? Social Security releases top baby names

Every year the Social Security Administration releases a list of the most popular baby names from the previous year, based on requests for Social Security numbers. It’s always interesting to see which names are rising/falling in popularity, how pop culture is affecting name choices and what classic names are holding steady in the rankings.

The top ten most popular boy names in 2018 were:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Oliver
  6. Benjamin
  7. Elijah
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Logan

And the top ten names for baby girls were:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia
  6. Charlotte
  7. Mia
  8. Amelia
  9. Harper
  10. Evelyn

The Social Security Administration’s website has a fun feature allowing you to view the popularity of baby names by year, decade, state, etc. You can also search for your own name and see how popular it was in the year you were born. Check it out here!

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New “added sugars” labeling requirement could have positive health impact

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The one bill that can protect Social Security — The Social Security Lock-Box Act

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Help us tell Congress to “Protect Our Trust Fund” with your Social Security Action Kit!

With the latest Social Security Trustees’ report projecting yet again that without action, Trust Fund reserves will be depleted by and benefits cut by 2034, it seems Congress is not only ignoring the future of Social Security, but actively avoiding the issue entirely. That’s why it’s up to all of us—current, soon-to-be, and future beneficiaries—to… Continue Reading