Social Security Lists Most Popular Baby Names In Washington
WASHINGTON - Each year, Social
Security announces the top baby names for boys and girls, based on Social
Security card applications for babies born in the previous year. If you have children or you're friends or
relatives with those who do, chances are you might know a few babies with the
This year, the most
popular babies in the playpen are Jacob and Sophia, followed by Mason and Isabella.
You can visit them in their online
"crib" at www.socialsecurity.gov/babynames.
In Washington State
The ranking was a little different -
At the website, you
also can see other lists of popular baby names. For example, you can search for the 1,000 most popular names of a
decade, the five most popular names of the past century, or search for the most
popular names in your state. You can
even get popular baby names for twins. Plug
in any name — including your own — to see where it comes in on the list.
However, Jacob and
Sophia's page isn't just about baby names.
Find out about getting a Social Security number for your baby and what
every parent should know about Social Security. Learn about benefits for children and grandchildren, and plan
your family's financial future.
You also can link to
information about having a healthy pregnancy, taking care of your newborn, and
childproofing your home. Need to read up on childhood immunizations, food
stamps, or other nutrition assistance programs for families with children? The links are there, along with more
information than there are gifts at a baby shower.
When people think
about Social Security, they often think of the retirement years. But Social Security is there throughout your
life — from the day a child is named. Social
Security's popular Baby Names page has a lot to offer. See for yourself at www.socialsecurity.gov/babynames
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