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 The 2013 Baby Center survey of mothers shows that, for boys' names, 69 percent indicated strength; 60 percent indicated kindness; 50 percent of mothers thought the name indicated intelligence; 49 percent were for masculinity; 43 percent wanted individuality; 42 percent thought the name would show leadership; and 10 percent were for good looks. 

The top names for boys, were Jackson, Aiden, Liam, Noah, Mason, Jayden, Ethan, Jacob and Jack. Mothers of the girls chose family, 69 percent; intelligence, 55 percent;individuality, 52 percent; strength, 47 percent; kindness, 40 percent; leadership 28 percent; and for good looks, 11 percent. Most mothers indicated more than one quality for the chosen name. 

The top 10 girls' names were Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Mia, Ava, Lily, Zoe, Emily, and Chloe. 

Some couples chose one or more family names, like the first names or last names of a grandfather or uncle. Others chose the names of favorite authors or famous individuals in American history. Some chose a translated word from another language, such Miharu for a daughter, which means "guardian."
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