Minnesota's most popular baby names in 2012 were Emma, Mason

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Emma and Mason were the most popular girl-boy names last year in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Missouri.
The Social Security Administration has released the state-by-state list of America's top baby names for 2012, and it turns out that Minnesota is far from alone in liking girl names that end with the letter a.

The most popular girl name in all 50 states ended with that letter. In Minnesota, as in nearly 30 other states, that name was Emma. For boys, Mason, for the third consecutive year, was the most popular (as was the case in more than a dozen other states).

For maps with the full state-by-state breakdowns for both boys and girls, click here.

Here's Minnesota's top five names from last year, along with the number of babies who were given them:

Girls:
1. Emma (367)
2. Olivia (366)
3. Sophia (327)
4. Ava (322)
5. Avery (281)

Boys:
1. Mason (363)
2. William (350)
3. Ethan (330)
4. Liam (328)
5. Henry (314)

For what it's worth, in 2011, the top girl-boy names in Minnesota were Olivia and Mason. In 2010, they were Ava and Mason, and in 2009, they were Olivia and Logan.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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12 comments
Gwen Bickley
Gwen Bickley

Glad to see William is back - my father & my brother's names :)

Jodi Hiland
Jodi Hiland

Could you please use an image of a baby in someone's arms, instead of this outdated notion of infants being left alone en masse in a sterile environment? Thank you.

Ange Runnels
Ange Runnels

Not too bad. However, girls number 5? I always considered "Avery" a male name. Weird.

Paul Pirner
Paul Pirner

I have a 10-year old son named Mason. Way to get with it, folks.

kerasi27
kerasi27

Olivia and Mason...were Karen Walker's kids' names. 

Al Grande
Al Grande

Can't wait to hear Mason and Emma's shitty band in 20 years.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Pinko Thinker No, this article is about what people are calling their children.  Not to be confused with what people most frequently call you.

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