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Do you know babies by these names?

NEWARK, CA – Olivia and Noah were the most popular names for babies born in California in 2020 according to recently released federal data.

The US Social Security Agency released its annual list on Thursday that lists the best baby names in each state.

Here are the top 10 female names in our state over the past year:

  1. Olivia
  2. Camila
  3. Emma
  4. My
  5. Sophia
  6. Isabella
  7. Gianna
  8. Luna
  9. Sofia
  10. Emily

These were the top 10 male names in 2020:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Matteo
  4. Sebastian
  5. Julian
  6. Ethane
  7. Benjamin
  8. Elijah
  9. Alexander
  10. Oliver

Olivia and Noah were also the most popular baby names in California in 2019.

Nationally, Liam was again the best male name, followed by Noah and Oliver. Olivia was also the best female name for the second year in a row, followed by Emma and Ava.

The Social Security Agency published the annual list of names dating back to 1880 in 1997. The agency also notes that popular culture influences baby names.

In the last 100 years, the male name Michael was the most frequent top spot with 44 times, while the female name Mary was number 1 35 times in the same period.

– Written by Megan VerHelst / Patch with additional coverage by Bea Karnes

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