If you are expecting and trying to come up with a name for the baby, help may come from an unexpected source — The Social Security Administration. According to a press release on Friday, May 12, 2017 by Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer, “The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. At the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security card, thus making Social Security America’s source for the most popular baby names.”
So what were the top names for 2016? Noah and Emma. To see the entire top 10 list as well as to search for other popular baby names visit https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames. They also have information on getting the new arrivals Social Security number.
Thanks to Bob for forwarding the interesting little tidbit to me. 🙂