14-Year Reign Is Over as Noah Takes Over Jacob for Top Baby Name
(NEW YORK) -- Nothing lasts forever, especially trends in baby names. After a 14-year reign, the name Jacob is no longer America’s most popular baby boy’s name. In 2013, Jacob fell to third most popular boy’s name behind Noah and Liam.
With Noah usurping Jacob’s place, 2013 marks the first time in more than 50 years that neither Michael nor Jacob took the top slot. The two names have been so dominant that one or the other was ranked as the top male baby name since 1960, according to the Social Security Administration.
Sophia came in as number one for girls, though it’s been most popular name for girls for merely three years. However, the name is so popular that a second spelling, Sofia, is ranked as the 13th most widespread.
Here are the top 10 names for each sex:
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