Most popular baby names of 2012
Sophia and Jacob reign supreme.
Sophia, which took the crown as the No. 1 girls' name last year, is a Greek name that means "wisdom." It entered the top 10 in 2006.
Arya and Major were the fastest-rising names for 2012. Arya's popularity stems from the show and book "Game of Thrones," while Major is a military name featured on reality TV show "Home by Novogratz."
Second-fastest risers Gael and Perla are widely used by parents of Spanish descent.
The complete top 10 are:
Liam is the upset entry to the top 10, making the list for the first time. An Irish short form of William, Liam didn't enter the U.S. top 1,000 until 1967. Its popularity has been spurred by celebrity Liam Neeson. Liam replaces Daniel.
Elizabeth climbed back onto the girls' top 10, unseating Chloe.
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Classic Emma, once No. 1, climbed higher on the list to the No. 2 spot, while Kardashian-inspired Mason held onto the No. 2 ranking for boys.
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