Top baby names in New York in 2017

Social Security Delivers the Most Popular Baby Names in New York for 2017

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in New York for 2017. Liam and Olivia topped the list.

The top five boys and girls names for 2017 in New York were:

Boys:                Girls:

1) Liam            1) Olivia

2) Noah            2) Emma

3) Jacob            3) Sophia

4) Lucas            4) Mia

5) Joseph           5) Ava

Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced last week that Liam and Emma were the most popular baby names in the U.S. How does New York compare to the rest of the country? Check out Social Security’s website -- to see the top national baby names for 2017.

Acting Commissioner Berryhill encourages everyone to visit the agency’s website to enjoy the baby names list and create a my Social Security account at my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing through to the time they receive Social Security benefits.

The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. At the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security card, thus making Social Security America’s source for the most popular baby names.

In addition to each state’s top baby names (and names for U.S. territories), Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys and girls names for 2017.

To read about the winners for the biggest jump in popularity and to see how pop culture affects baby names, go to

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