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Can you guess the top baby names in Texas last year?

Maribel Molina
mmolina@statesman.com

For expecting parents, choosing a baby name can mean sorting through books, websites and suggestions from friends and family. But if you want to see what other parents have been naming their little ones, a federal agency offers its own database.  

Did you know you can view the top 100 names by state and year from 1960 to 2018 on the Social Security Administration's website?

The lists of names are based on Social Security card application data. Names with multiple spellings (such as Caitlin and Caitlyn) are ranked individually, according to the agency. 

Last year, 2,149 babies received the name Liam, the most popular male name in Texas. Emma was Texas' top female name in 2018, with 2,152 occurrences. 

Overall, the top male baby names in 2018 are:

1. Liam (2,149)

2. Noah (1,902)

3. Sebastian (1,554)

4. Mateo (1,546)

5. Elijah (1,458)

6. Daniel (1,367)

7. Jacob (1,299)

8. Ethan (1,262)

9. Matthew (1,242)

10. Alexander (1,227)

The top female names in 2018:

1. Emma (2,152)

2. Isabella (1,834)

3. Olivia (1,789)

4. Mia (1,649)

5. Sophia (1,618)

6. Camila (1,532)

7. Ava (1,363)

8. Sofia (1,238)

9. Victoria (1,127)

10. Evelyn (1,028)