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America Is Home to 1,513 George Washingtons

But he's not even close to claiming top spot for most popular founding father name

(Newser) - George Washington, America's first president, can claim 1,513 namesakes alive in the US today, according to a new WhitePages analysis , but that actually ranks fourth on the list of most popular Founding Father names. Second president John Adams tops the list with 9,893, while Revolutionary War financier... More »

After 14 Years, 'Jacob' No Longer Top Boy Baby Name

It's replaced by 'Noah,' while 'Sophia' reigns again for girls

(Newser) - Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob's 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year, according to the Social Security Administration's list of the most popular baby... More »

Top 200 Baby Names of 2012

'Sophia,' 'Aiden' come out on top

(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
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No. 1 Name for Dogs and Cats Is ... Bella

Max is also very popular, according to top 10 list

(Newser) - The Twilight saga has already— maybe —had an impact on popular baby names, and now … pet names? VetStreet.com reports that, most likely thanks to the vampire series, Bella was the top name for female dogs and cats last year. More from the list:
  • Male dogs: The most
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