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Most Popular Baby Names of 2014: Noah and Emma

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According to the Social Security Administration, Noah and Emma are the most popular baby names in the US for 2014.

For the second year in a row, Noah topped of the list for boys. Liam, Mason, Jacob and William rounded out the top five.

Emma is on top again for the first time since 2008 followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava.US baby names for 2014

Religion and pop culture have been influences for baby naming trends throughout history.

Emma‘s popularity was influenced by Friends series in 2002 when one of the characters, Rachel, named her daughter Emma.

Before the announcement Kate Middleton and Prince William are naming their baby daughter Charlotte, the name cracked the top 10 for the first time, at No. 10.

John and Mary were the top baby names in 1880, the first year for which the Social Security Administration website provides an annual list.

John is now number 26 and Mary has fallen to number 120.