Mason, Sophia top lists for baby names

March 5, 2013

By Staff

Mason edged out Liam to rank as the most-popular name for baby boys in Washington, and Sophia remained in the top spot among names for baby girls.

The data released by the state Department of Health last month shows Mason moved to No. 1 from No. 11 for baby boys in 2011, and Liam moved to the No. 2 spot from the No. 8 spot.

The top 10 list for baby girls remained almost unchanged from 2010, albeit in slightly different order. Sophia is in the top position and Olivia is ranked in the No. 2 position.

Statewide, parents named 453 infant girls Sophia and 446 infant boys Mason in 2011.

Statewide, officials recorded 107,562 pregnancies and 86,929 babies born in 2011 — 42,325 girls and 44,604 boys.

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