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Two New Arrivals: Our New Blog and Top Ten Baby Names for 2014

May 8, 2015 • By

Last Updated: August 19, 2021

This is an image of a smiling baby surrounded by balloons and toys.  The image reads: Just arrived! See the top 10 Baby names of 2014!  Look who’s talking — Social Security is proud to introduce its newborn blog! We’re calling our new bundle of joy Social Security Matters, because this is where we’ll discuss the information that matters to you about our programs and benefits! We’re kicking off our blog with our Annual highly anticipated top 10 baby names for 2014.

See the top ten most popular baby names of 2014…

Since 1997 we have been releasing the most requested baby names, based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. We reveal the top 10 names for boys and girls each year, and our records date back to the 1880s. This is one of our most popular web pages with over 2.9 million visits in 2014.

What makes a baby name popular is hard to pin down. Trends in new baby names often follow popular culture, influenced by favorite characters in books or movies, as well as religious meanings.

See the top ten most popular baby names of 2014, find out how the names have changed over time, and view our extensive list — customizable by decade, state, and U.S. territory — at www.socialsecurity.gov/babynames.

Whether a movie star or your beloved grandmother inspires the choice for the name you give your child, know that Social Security is here for them, and you, through all life’s challenges.

Social Security has a wide range of resources for families with children.

We issue a unique Social Security number to identify each American child soon after birth. Making sure your child has a Social Security number is vital to accessing our services and claiming him or her as a dependent on your tax return.

Their Social Security number will also be important after your children are old enough to begin working. The number helps us keep track of how much they earn, how much they have paid in Social Security tax, and, ultimately, how much they will receive in Social Security benefits when they become eligible.

To learn more about the importance of Social Security numbers, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

If your child has a severe disability, we also have programs and benefits to help supplement the additional costs of caring for a child with special needs.

You can find many of our publications about Social Security numbers, benefits, disability benefits, and health insurance at www.socialsecurity.gov/people/kids.

Although popular baby names change over the decades, Social Security has, and always will, live up to its name, as we have for 80 years by providing a measure of financial security to children and their families.

See below if your name is one of the most popular.

This graphic shows two columns, one with boys names in order from 1 to 10, Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob, William, Ethan, Michael, Alexander, James, Daniel, and a second column with girls names in order from 1 to 10, Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Isabella, Ava, Mia, Embloily, Abigail, Madison, Charlotte

Tell us, in this blog’s comment section, what popular or unique name you gave your baby.

Don’t forget to check back often to join the conversation — and learn more about why Social Security Matters to you!

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Comments

  1. Qasheema

    My child names Zi’Airah

  2. Janis

    I have 9 grandchildren: Alyssa Nicole, Molly, Logan Robert, Cameron Alexis, Keller John, Matthew Edward, McKynlea Drew, Jacob, and Cannon Joseph.
    Some of them are so different that you can’t find anything that has their name imprinted, Which is hard because if I get one something imprinted I feel I should be able to get them all the same thing, so I usually don’t buy anything.

    • mik h.

      weird names have to constantly be spelled out, and pronounced for people – it is a big pain

      • Mike M.

        Unusual names ARE a huge pain. My wife has one of those and it takes forever to explain her name when conducting official business (buying a home. applying for a credit card/loan, etc.). It is beyond annoying.

    • Joyce

      Some of my grandchildren’s names seemed odd to me, when my children announced them. But, no matter what they name them, you love that baby so much, you soon love the name, too, & it seems to fit them after a while.

  3. Richard

    Damian, Desiree and Summer

  4. Pamela

    My childrens names are Jacob,David & Zachary and mynextchilds name if its a boy Kelly

    • Pamela

      I Love the names ive given my children because they are names from the bible. But my next child will be called Kelly only because I love that name. God bless everyone

  5. Jon

    Great names!

  6. Melvina

    My latest great granddaughter is named River June.
    Cole is her brother, Ivy and Jade, are her sisters.

    • Fabulous

      Pretty!

    • mik h.

      kids all have weird names they will have to explain all thrrugh school and in life.

      • sherry

        what you have nothing original to say anymore you just keep repeating yourself. At least these parents came up with original interesting names. If a kid has to repeat his name it ok maybe having a different name people will remember it.

        • Wendy

          Why do you have to be so negative?? This is positive comments about children’s names!!

  7. Sandra W.

    I have two adult sons…ages 48 and 44. The oldest son is Kirk, and the youngest is Kyle. Neither name has been mentioned heretofore. I liked the names because they couldn’t be nicknamed. Good sturdy names.

    • Tam

      My husband works in the title business and believes children should be named what they are going to be called to avoid legal issues in life and easily recognizable to pronounce correctly. Thus we have a Jake Alan, Jill Dene, and Joe Austin. Granddaughter Journey Faye and grandson Oden Douglas.

  8. Nancy C.

    Our first grandchild arrived when I was 76 years old. Her name is Siena and she is so precious.

    • Joyce

      What a joy! I am so happy for you, to finally have a sweet, precious grandbaby! You waited a long time.

  9. Jack T.

    As a former Social Security claims representative who recently retired after 25 years with SSA, I applaud the agency’s decision to create this blog for public feedback. I hope that it will become a direct line of communication between members of the public (including current and former SSA employees) and upper management within the agency, which does not usually deal directly with the public on a regular basis. I intend to become a regular contributor because I see the potential of this social medium to help improve agency operations and inform the public about SSA’s programs and benefits. Thank you for providing this new channel to express our interests and concerns.

    • James L.

      Thanks for your feedback, Jack! Looking forward to hearing from you and others to help us better serve the public.

      • Rubi

        Hi,
        I just got my new born son’s SS card but, missing one of his name on the card. He have four names which are Korean, Japanese, Hawaiian & English.
        Is there anyway I can check if the name is on the system but, didn’t have enough space to put on the SS card?

        • Lorenzo D.

          Good question! For your security, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue. We do ask that members in our Blog community contact their local office with questions about their specific case. To find your local office, please visit our Social Security Office Locator. You can also call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. We hope this helps!

  10. Trey J.

    Love the name Liam!

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