Say Hello to the New Most Popular Baby Girl Name

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Sophia, step aside. There's a new queen of names.

Say hello to Emma.

According to the Social Security Administration of the United States website, Emma was the nation's most popular girls name of newborns in 2014.

Sophia, which claimed first the three previous years, fell all the way to No. 3, behind both Emma and Olivia.

Despite the change at the top, girl names have proven to be relatively stable this decade. In fact, only one name among the top 10 list of 2014 is different from that of five years ago.

In 2010, Chloe ranked 9th but no longer appears in the top 10 of 2014.

Charlotte, meanwhile, placed 10th in 2014 yet was not among the top 20 newborn girl names of 2010.

Fast Riser

One name just outside the top 10 is seeing a meteoric rise in popularity.


Harper gained five spots in just one year, climbing from No. 16 in 2013 to No. 11 in 2014.

Harper wasn't even in the top 20 before last year.