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Sophia and Lucas top San Mateo County baby names
January 03, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Oh, baby!

With a few exceptions, San Mateo County parents are nothing if not consistent. While the top baby names of 2013 are not the exact monikers holding the crown the previous year, they are still among the county’s favorites.

The name “Lucas” is number one for little boys in San Mateo County, a big jump from its fourth-place ranking in 2012. For newborn girls, Sophia was the most popular. Last year, the name was third among girls.

The statistics from the San Mateo County Clerk’s Office are not finalized as they are only provided through Dec. 27. A few of the names for both boys and girls are neck in neck so there is a chance the places could still shift. However, as in past years, the differences in the county’s most popular names from year to year are not the actual names but the order in which they fall. The incomplete rankings are based on 2,373 female births and 2,775 male births.

The top names for boys and their counts for 2013 are:

• Lucas, 35

• Ethan, 32

• William, 32

• Benjamin, 31

• Alexander, 29

• Andrew, 26

• Jacob, 24

• James, 23

• Mason, 23

• Daniel, 22

Last year’s top names were Ethan, a tie between Alexander and Andrew, Lucas and Daniel. The 2012 list also included Christopher, Dylan and Anthony.

The top names for girls and their counts for 2013 are:

• Sophia, 38

• Olivia, 36

• Mia, 28

• Emily, 25

• Sofia, 25

• Emma, 22

• Isabella, 19

• Ava, 18

• Audrey, 16

• Charlotte, 16

The top girl names in 2012 were Olivia, Isabella, Sophia and Emily. Maya, Amelia, Ella and Samantha also made showings although they fell off in the past year.

But while the same names find soft spots in the hearts of San Mateo County parents, a majority opt for those falling into the “other” category. Of the boys born, 2,498 received a name other than those in the top 10 and 2,373 girls were also given less popular names.

The Social Security Administration has yet to crunch its nationwide popular names for 2013 but in 2012 Jacob and Sophia were the top names followed by Mason and Emma, Ethan and Isabella, Noah and Olivia.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

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