Social Security’s Most Popular Baby
Names for 2004 Have Arrived
Jacob and Emily Top List Again
For Mother’s Day, Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social
Security, announced the top baby names in the United States for
“Each year, Social Security produces the most popular baby
names list based on all Social Security card applications for children
born the previous year. Emily and Jacob are again the top baby names
for 2004,” said Commissioner Barnhart. “I invite everybody
to visit our website to look at the new list and take advantage
of the valuable information and services offered by Social Security.”
Please click on the Most Popular Baby
Names link at Social Security’s website -- www.socialsecurity.gov -- to see the top baby names for 2004. The top ten boys and girls
names for 2004 are:
Emily has been the most popular female name each year since 1996.
Jacob has been the top male name since 1999. New to the top ten
this year are Isabella and William.
The baby names website has a new look this year. In addition to
a list of the 1,000 most popular baby names for 2004 and the most
popular baby names for each state, there is now a list of the top
100 names for twins born in 2004. In addition, links to other helpful
websites have been added. It is now easier to find information for
babies, children and parents on the Social Security website. And
there are links to other government websites that offer valuable
information about pregnancy, caring for newborns and programs and
services for families.
Social Security started compiling baby name lists in 1997. Today,
the Social Security website offers lists of baby names for each
year since 1880.
Social Security’s website -- www.socialsecurity.gov -- has a variety of online services that allow people to access
information and conduct business with Social Security from the convenience
of their computers at any time.
Visitors to the website can find information about the future financing
challenges facing the program at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/qa.htm.
People also can apply online for Social Security retirement, spouse’s
and disability benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/applytoretire.
Other online services allow people to find out if they may be eligible
for benefits or locate their local Social Security office. Individuals
who are receiving benefits may use the website to change their address
or request a replacement Medicare card. As more and more people
conduct business via the Internet, these online services save significant
time and effort.
In addition, Social Security offers online benefits planners at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners. Each planner--retirement,
disability and survivors--contains valuable information about the
benefits available and factors that can affect people. The planner’s
three online calculators also allow individuals to compute estimates
of their future retirement benefits and current disability and survivors
The website also offers a wealth of information about all Social
Security programs through online publications and a “Frequently
Asked Questions” section.
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