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Elijah, Olivia most popular baby names in US Pacific territories

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for 2023.

Olivia and Elijah topped the list.

The top five boys’ and four girls’ names for 2023 in American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands were the following:

Boys: 1. Elijah, 2. Liam, 3. Daniel, 4. Ethan, 5. Jayden

Girls: 1. Olivia, 2. Abigail, 3. Amelia, 4. Kaylee

The agency announced last week that Olivia and Liam were the most popular baby names in the U.S. How does American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands compare to the rest of the country? Check out Social Security’s website to see the top national baby names for 2023 and see where your name ranks now and over the past 100 years.

Social Security began compiling the baby names list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. In addition to each state’s top baby names (and names for U.S. territories), Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2023 and the fastest rising girls’ and boys’ names.

“Social Security is here to help parents continue to provide for your families – by securing a Social Security number for your child, filing for benefits for yourself or your family members, and so much more. We will never stop working for you.” said Social Security Commissioner Martin O’Malley.

Social Security’s programs are particularly important for women, who made up 55% of adult Social Security beneficiaries in 2023. Women typically have longer life expectancies than men and earn less income over their lifetime due to the combined impact of the gender wage gap, caregiving responsibilities, overrepresentation in low-paid jobs, and more. Social Security also provides critical benefits to 2.6 million children, including nearly one million low-income children with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits. People can visit to learn more about how Social Security’s expanded digital services make it easier than ever for women and children to access critical benefits and services.