Sophia, Jacob top names for New York newborns

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sophia stayed at No. 1 and Jacob jumped Michael for the top spot as the most popular baby names in New York State last year.

Data released Thursday shows 1,388 girls named Sophia born in the state in 2013 and 1,286 boys named Jacob. Another 674 girls were named Sofia, ranking No. 10.

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The Social Security Administration says Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Mia, Ava, Emily, Madison and Abigail also ranked in the girls top 10. One newborn separated Emma and Olivia.

Ethan, Liam, Jayden, Mason, Joseph, Noah, Matthew and Daniel also ranked in the boys top 10.

Sophia was also No. 1 among girls nationally. Jacob took No. 3 behind Noah and Liam. Eight of the state’s top boys names and nine of its girls names were also top 10 nationally. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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