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By Stephen Ohlemacher
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Noah and other soft-sounding names are gaining popularity over names with harder consonants, like Jacob. (Credit: Fotolia)
Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob's 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year.
The Social Security Administration announced the most popular baby names Friday. Noah was followed by Liam, Jacob, Mason and William. Sophia was followed by Emma, Olivia, Isabella and Ava.
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