How Does Your Baby’s Name Rank?

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Some of the classics are still around. Emily, Elizabeth, Michael, James. But many kindergarten classes in the United States will have multiple Masons, Liams, Sophias and Olivias in just a few short years.

The Social Security Administration releases an official list of the top 1,000 baby names each year, dating back to 1880, when John and Mary were No. 1 for boys and girls, respectively. The list released last week was for babies born in 2012.

In addition to listing the most popular national names, the SSA breaks down popularity by state. See the most popular names in the DMV below.

Maryland

– Boys

1. Mason
2. Michael
3. Jacob
4. Noah
5. Ethan
6. Liam
7. William
8. Joshua
9. Daniel
10. Alexander

– Girls

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Ava
4. Olivia
5. Isabella
6. Madison
7. Abigail
8. Emily
9. Chloe
10. Elizabeth

Virginia

– Boys

1. William
2. Mason
3. Liam
4. Jacob
5. Elijah
6. Noah
7. James
8. Ethan
9. Jackson
10. Michael

– Girls

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Abigail
5. Isabella
6. Ava
7. Madison
8. Emily
9. Charlotte
10. Chloe

Washington, D.C.

– Boys

1. William
2. Alexander
3. Henry
4. John
5. James
6. Daniel
7. Benjamin
8. Samuel
9. David
10. Jacob

– Girls

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Charlotte
5. Genesis
6. Sofia
7. Ava
8. Chloe
9. Madison
10. Zoe

National

– Boys

1. Jacob
2. Mason
3. Ethan
4. Noah
5. William
6. Liam
7. Jayden
8. Michael
9. Alexander
10. Aiden

– Girls

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Isabella
4. Olivia
5. Ava
6. Emily
7. Abigail
8. Mia
9. Madison
10. Elizabeth

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