The Most Popular Baby Names in America for 2015
The Social Security Administration has released the official rankings of the most popular baby names in America for 2015. Both returning top names keep their crown for another year: Noah for boys and Emma for girls. Along with #2 boys' name Liam, they represent the triumph of "raindrop names." These smooth, liquid miniatures are the ideal sounds of the moment.
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The new top 10 baby names in America:
The news on the girls' list is the top-10 debut of Harper. In a changing of the surname guard, this new-generation -er name displaces Madison. Harper's rise has been extraordinary; as recently as 2003, it didn't even crack the top 1,000.
On the boys' side, Benjamin makes its first top-10 appearance. Surprisingly, until the 21st Century this classic had never ranked higher than 29th.