Iowa’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2013

The list of the most popular names for babies born in Iowa last year has been released.

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Data from the U.S. Social Security Administration shows Emma remained the top girl’s name in Iowa in 2013. Emma has claimed the top spot three years in a row and seven times in the past decade. Rounding out the top five for girl’s names last year: Harper, Sophia, Olivia, and Ava.

On the boy’s side, Liam was the most popular boy’s name for the second year in a row. That was followed by Mason, Carter, Owen, and Noah. A century ago, in 1913, the most popular names for newborns in Iowa were Mary and John.

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