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What’s in a Name? Popular Baby Names of 2018!

May 13, 2019 • By

Every year, we’re the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. You can visit our baby names page to see the top names from 2018 and see where your or your child’s name ranks! Our list shows how pop culture affects naming […]

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Special delivery! Introducing Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2018

May 10, 2019 • By

Just arrived! Social Security is happy to announce the top baby names for 2018. We’re with you from day one, which makes us the source for the most popular baby names! For most people, Social Security starts at birth when they get their first Social Security card. We’re able to determine the most popular baby […]

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Just arrived! Introducing Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2017

May 11, 2018 • By

Social Security is with you from day one, which makes us the source for the most popular baby names! For many people, Social Security starts at birth when you get your first Social Security card. We’re able to determine the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers […]

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Three Things Every Family Should Do When Expecting a New Baby

July 31, 2017 • By

Your nine-digit Social Security number is your first and continuous link with Social Security. That’s why when you have a baby, one of the first things on your “to do” list, besides picking a name, should be to get your newborn a Social Security number. Then, you can take the time to learn about the […]

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From Alessia to Zayn, Popular Baby Names on the Rise!

May 15, 2017 • By

Every year, we’re the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. It’s fun to see how America’s trends and culture have diversified and our choices have broadened. You can visit our baby names page to see the top names from 2016 and […]

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Oh, baby! Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names

May 12, 2017 • By

Social Security is with you from day one! For most people, Social Security starts at birth when you get your first Social Security card. We are the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. Each year when we reveal the top 10 […]

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A Special Arrival! Top 10 Baby Names of 2015

May 5, 2016 • By

Just delivered! Social Security is happy to announce the arrival of the top baby names of 2015! For almost 20 years, we’ve been the authority on the most popular baby names based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. We reveal the top names for boys and girls each year, and our records date […]

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

May 8, 2015 • By

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. […]

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Why Women Need to Plan Carefully to Make the Best Retirement Decisions

March 30, 2020 • By

At the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), we are often asked why we focus on women. The answer is simple.   There are 5.8 million more women than men at age 65. Also, 67 percent of people over age 85 are female. Many individuals age 85 and over end up living in poverty […]

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Five Things Parents and Guardians Can Learn on Our Website

April 25, 2019 • By

Our programs and services have evolved to accommodate the unique needs of families, especially the children in your care. Our website for Parents and Guardians includes information about the benefits available for children. Here are five things you can learn more about on our Parents and Guardians page:

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