Home » Hollywood News / Gossips » Jacob and Sophia named US' most popular baby names of 2011

Washington, May 15: Jacob has been found to be the most popular name for boys for the 13th year straight, while more traditional Sophia is the new top name for girls, according to a list made by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Also, it seems that reality TV is giving birth to some of the most popular baby names as Mason, which is the name of Kourtney Kardashian's son, jumped 10 spots to become the second most popular name for newborn boys in 2011.

Kardashian, the reality TV star, gave birth to Mason in December 2009 following a highly publicized pregnancy. In 2010, Mason jumped from No. 34 to No. 12. Last year, 19,393 baby boys were named Mason, an increase of almost 4,600, by far the biggest jump for any name.

"It shows what we're paying attention to, what we're thinking about," CBS News quoted Laura Wattenberg, creator of the website, as saying.

"Today, you can't walk through a supermarket without learning more than you hoped to know about the Kardashian family. That's just reality," Wattenberg added.

The top 20 baby names of 2011 include:


1. Sophia

2. Isabella

3. Emma

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Emily

7. Abigail

8. Madison

9. Mia

10. Chloe

11. Elizabeth

12. Ella

13. Addison

14. Natalie

15. Lily

16. Grace

17. Samantha

18. Avery

19. Sofia

20. Aubrey


1. Jacob

2. Mason

3. William

4. Jayden

5. Noah

6. Michael

7. Ethan

8. Alexander

9. Aiden

10. Daniel

11. Anthony

12. Matthew

13. Elijah

14. Joshua

15. Liam

16. Andrew

17. James

18. David

19. Benjamin

20. Logan (ANI)

© 2012 Realbollywood News