Mason, Sophia Most Popular Rhode Island Baby Names in 2013

The findings came from Social Security card data.

File photo.
File photo.
Mason and Sophia were the most popular baby names in Rhode Island in 2013.

Nationwide, Noah and Sophia were the most popular baby names.

The findings came from Social Security card application data.

The Social Security Administration began compiling the baby name list in 1997.

"Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends," the administration said in a statement. "This year’s winners for biggest jump in popularity in the Top 1,000 are Jayceon and Daleyza. The fastest riser for boys, Jayceon, gained popularity as it is the birth name of VH1’s cable reality series “Marrying The Game” star and award-winning rapper The Game ... The show premiered in late 2012 and obviously had its effect on naming trends throughout 2013. 

"On the girls’ side, Daleyza, may have been influenced by a popular Spanish-language cable TV series, “Larrymania,” which airs on mun2. Daleyza is the young daughter of Larry Hernandez, an American regional Mexican singer and reality TV star. The name increased in popularity by more than 3,000 spots, so the show undoubtedly had an influence."

Rhode Island's Most Popular Baby Names of 2013

1. Mason
2. Liam
3. Benjamin
4. Logan
5. Michael
6. Jacob
7. Jayden
8. Matthew
9. Ethan
10. Noah

1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Emma
4. Olivia
5. Mia
6. Charlotte
7. Abigail
8. Ava
9. Emily
10. Avery
Helen Wilmot May 22, 2014 at 05:07 PM
OK, what TV shows were the namesakes on??


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »