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Liam, Sophia most popular baby names in Washington for 2013

Liam and Sophia were the most popular baby names in 2012, according to the Washington State Department of Health. - Contributed
Liam and Sophia were the most popular baby names in 2012, according to the Washington State Department of Health.
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Liam and Sophia were the most popular baby names for 2013, according to data compiled by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

According to DOH, there were 87,415 babies born in the state during 2013. Liam took the top spot for the most popular boy name by just one child, according to DOH, edging out Mason. The year marked Liam’s continued rise in popularity, with the name first cracking the top 10 in 2010. In 2013, 409 baby boys were named Liam, compared to 408 for Mason, out of a total of 44,696 baby boys born during the year.

Sophia continued its dominance as the most popular name for baby girls, taking the top spot for the third year in a row. Out of 42,719 girls born in the state this year, 473 were named Sophia, with Emma taking second place with 456 newborns given the classic name. Sophia has been a mainstay on the most popular name list since 2007, according to the DOH.

The DOH notes that 10,533 different names were listed for girls and 7,761 different names were used for boys throughout the years.

Charlie and Gwyneth were some of the more unique names for baby girls, while Philip and Mustafa were some of the least-chosen names for boys. To learn more, visit www.doh.wa.gov.

 

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