The outrage. After a fourteen-year dominance of the baby name charts, Jacob is no longer what parents are naming their tykes in the US. An equally biblical name has taken over the number one spot: in 2013, Noah was the most popular name given to baby boys.
For over fifty years, Jacob and Michael alternated holding the top spot as the most popular male baby name. Noah usurped both for its first time in the number one spot, The Social Security Administration reported.
Sophia has its third straight year as the most popular female name, and, shockingly, an alternate spelling—Sofia—has taken over at #13.
Rest in peace, Jacob the name. Your slow decline down the charts of our hearts will be silently documented.