2013-05-22 / Features

Social Security Reveals NY’s Most Popular Baby Names

The Social Security Administration announced on May 16 the most popular baby names in New York for 2012. Michael and Sophia topped the list.

The top five girls’ names for 2012 in New York were Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia and Ava. The top five boys’ names were Michael, Jacob, Jayden, Ethan and Mason.

Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security, announced last week that Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names in the U.S. How does New York compare to the rest of the country? Visit Social Security’s Web site, www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames, to see the top baby names for 2012.

While having fun with baby names on www.socialsecurity.gov, people may create a “my Social Security” account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. Social Security’s Web site has the top-rated online services in the U.S.

More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account. Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online. People age 18 and older who are not receiving benefits can sign up for a my Social Security account to get a personalized online Social Security Statement.

In addition to each state’s top five baby names, Social Security’s Web site has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2012 and offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.

To read about this year’s winner for the biggest jump in popularity and to see how pop culture affects baby names, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/babynames2012- pr.html.

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