Mason, Sophia rank as most popular baby names in Washington
June 1, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. June 1, 2012
Mason and Sophia ranked as the most-popular baby names in Washington last year — a reflection of popular baby names nationwide.
The data comes from the U.S. Social Security Administration’s annual ranking of baby names in the United States. In Washington, parents named 444 infant boys Mason and 440 infant girls Sophia.
Liam ranked No. 2 on the list of names for boys. Olivia filled the slot on the list of names for girls. Alexander and Emma came in at No. 3.
Jacob, No. 4 on the list of top names for boys, rose in recent years due to a character in the mega-popular “Twilight” saga.
Isabella ranked as the No. 4 name for girls.
Ethan and Emily nabbed the No. 5 slots.
Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden and Noah filled the top slots nationwide among names for boys. Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia and Ava topped the list of names for girls.
The ranking differed slightly from data released by the state Department of Health late last year. In the state ranking, Jacob and Sophia ranked as the most-popular names for babies statewide.