If you like the names Noah and Emma, join the club. They top the Social Security Administration's 2014 list of most popular baby names, released Friday, while old favorites like Sophia slipped and Aranza and Bode climbed. But even the top names weren't as prevalent as they have been in the past, the Associated Press reported.
"Parents don't want a top 10 name," babynames.com CEO and founder Jennifer Moss told the AP. "They are looking for more unique names."
While Emma came in at No. 1 for females for the first time since 2008 and Noah again landed the top male spot, they each only saw about 20,000 babies. Fifty years ago, the top names -- Michael and Lisa -- had 82,000 and 54,000 babies, respectively, the AP reported.
In 2014, the charts were dominated by names inspired by pop culture. Bode, which may have risen to prominence because of skier Bode Miller, and Axl, perhaps inspired by singer Axl Rose, each jumped more than 600 spots on the males' list. On the females' list, Aranza -- the name of a telenovela character -- advanced 3,625 spots. Montserrat and Monserrat, also from a telenovela, both rose from the 1,100s to the 500s, the Huffington Post reported.
But what goes up must come down. Among names in the top 10, Sophia lost its No. 1 ranking, and Jacob slid from No. 3 to No. 4. Farther down, Bently dropped to No. 1,191 from 902 in 2013. Miley fell 405 spots.
Overall, short names like Liam and Ava stayed popular, while James and Charlotte both broke into the top 10. See the full breakdown here.
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