Social Security Delivers Most Popular Baby
Names for 2003
Emily and Jacob Remain Top Baby Names in U.S.
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,” said Commissioner Barnhart. “Emily
and Jacob are again the top baby names for 2003.”
Please click on the Most Popular Baby
Names link at Social Security’s website -- www.socialsecurity.gov
-- to see the top baby names for 2003. The top ten boys and girls
names for 2003 are:
Emily and Jacob have become entrenched atop the list. 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 Anthony and Elizabeth.
A list of the 1,000 most popular baby names for 2003, as well as
the most popular baby names for each state, can be found by clicking
the link to the Most Popular Baby Names.
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.
People 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.
Social Security also 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 benefits.
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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