14-Year Reign Is Over as Noah Takes Over Jacob for Top Baby Name

May 10, 2014 3:38pm
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Noah and Sophia are the top baby names for 2013. (Getty Images)

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 been ranked as the top male baby name since 1960, according to the Social Security Administration.

For girls, Sophia is not quite as established. It’s been most popular name for girls for merely three years. However, the name is so popular that a second spelling of the name, Sofia, is ranked as the 13th most popular name.

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