After 14 Years, 'Jacob' No Longer Top Boy Baby Name
It's replaced by 'Noah,' while 'Sophia' reigns again for girls
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 9, 2014 10:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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, according to the Social Security Administration's list of the most popular baby names, released today. The rest of the top 5 for boys:

  1. Liam
  2. Jacob
  3. Mason
  4. William

And for girls:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Isabella
  4. Ava
Social Security also charts the fastest-rising names each year. For girls, the runaway winner was Daleyza, which jumped a whopping 3,130 spots, to No. 585. For boys, the fastest rising name was Jayceon, which jumped 845 spots, to No. 206.

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May 27, 2014 6:11 PM CDT
Are you people seriously debating this and comparing the list to people you know or have met? This is a list of names of babies born LAST YEAR. You don't know anyone with this name? Um okay. Maybe you should hang around more infants? This isn't up for debate- It's a list of names registered with the social security administration. Don't like it? Have your own kid and name it whatever you like.
Betsy Warren
May 27, 2014 4:19 PM CDT
Bout time people start getting over the whole team Jacob my baby's named after a werewolf in Twilight bull.
Carol Williams
May 11, 2014 3:43 PM CDT
I notice all the girls names end in an A. Just like they did in the old Roman days.