Top 200 Baby Names of 2012

'Sophia,' 'Aiden' come out on top

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 29, 2012 11:55 AM CST

(Newser) – It's that time of year again: Time for BabyCenter to tell us this year's "Jennifer" and "Jason." The top baby names of 2012, for girls:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava

And for boys:

  1. Aiden
  2. Jackson
  3. Ethan
  4. Liam
  5. Mason

BabyCenter's naming survey also found that, for 20% of parents, "uniqueness" is the quality valued most in a name, the Huffington Post reports. If that applies to you, you might want to check out the rest of the top 100 for each gender, so you know what not to name your baby.

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