Most popular baby names of the year revealed

New princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

(KRON) — According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, the most popular baby names of 2014 are Noah and Emma.

Emma took back the top stop which it previously held in 2008, and biblical favorite Noah held on to the top for the second year in a row.

James, a popular name in the 1940s and 1950s made a comeback and slid into 9th place.

The classic name James, which rose to the top in the 1940s and 1950s, made a return to the list in ninth place.

After the royal family chose Charlotte for their little girl, a rise in popularity for the name is expected.  The other winners are as followed:


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


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

How do they determine name popularity? When a baby is born and the parents file for a Social Security number with the federal government, all birth certificate names are filed.  All the names are documented and the data is stored.

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