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The Top 20 Baby Names Of 2015, Revealed!

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Zinzi Edmundson's son, photographed by Maria Del Rio

There are lots of popular baby names lists out there, but the one that’s the most “official” is definitely the Social Security Administration’s roundup of the most popular names of the year. Conveniently released over Mother’s Day weekend, the annual list tallies up the monikers on all of the birth certificates from the year before, showcasing naming trends for the masses.

Which names showed up on top? Perhaps not surprisingly, last year’s big winners still rank really high, with Noah, Liam, and Mason (for boys) and Emma, Olivia, and Sophia (for girls) reigning supreme. In fact, the Top 10 list for boys remains almost exactly the same as 2014, besides the fact that James rose a bit in popularity, Michael dropped a bit, and Daniel was replaced by Benjamin to round-out the Top 10.

On the girls’ side, Ava and Isabella swapped spaces at the #4 and #5 spots, Emily and Abigail did the same at the #7 and #8 spots, Charlotte rose a bit, and Madison was replaced by newcomer Harper.

Check out the Top 10 lists for both genders below, and stay tuned for the Top 100 list once the government releases the results later this week.

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

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

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