By Holly Lebowitz Rossi

The U.S. Social Security Administration has released its annual list of most popular baby names, with Sophia coming out as the top girl's name, and Jacob as the top boy's name. Here are the top 10 names for each gender:

Top Boys' Names of 2011

  1. Jacob
  2. Mason
  3. William
  4. Jayden
  5. Noah
  6. Michael
  7. Ethan
  8. Alexander
  9. Aiden
  10. Daniel

Top Girls' Names of 2011

  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Madison
  9. Mia
  10. Chloe

For more, check out's In Name Only blog.

Image: Baby name blocks, via Shutterstock.


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