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 2003.
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.”
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
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.
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.
Security started compiling baby name lists in 1997. Today,
the Social Security website offers lists of baby names for
each year since 1880.
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.
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.
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.
website also offers a wealth of information about all Social
Security programs through
online publications and a “Frequently Asked Questions”