WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Sophia for a girl and Michael for a boy led the list of favorite names for babies born in New York State in 2012, according to a list released this week by the Social Security Administration.
Michael was followed by Jacob, Jayden, Ethan and Mason in the boys' Top Five, while Isabella, Emma, Olivia and Ava were the next four top picks for brand new baby girls born in New York last year.
According to Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security, Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names in the United States. Jacob was tops in the nation for the 14th straight year and Sophia for the second consecutive year.
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