Social Security Administration releases list of most popular baby names

The Social Security Administration has released its list of the most popular baby names for Indiana and nationwide.

The state’s most popular baby name for boys was Mason, with more than 500 boys given the name in 2011. It was followed by Elijah, William, Noah, and Liam. Nationwide, the most common boy name was Jacob.

The most popular girl name for the year in Indiana was Emma, with the name given to 450 newborns. Other popular names for girls included Olivia, Isabella, and Ava. Nationwide, Sophia was the most popular name for baby girls.

The data was gathered from new Social Security card applications filled out last year.