Jacob Dethroned, Sophia Still on Top

May 13, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – After fourteen years as the king of the popular baby name list for boys, Jacob has been dethroned.

Noah and Sophia are America’s most popular baby names for 2013, according to the Social Security Administration. Noah is the first new boy’s name at number one since 1960 other than Jacob or Michael, and this is the third straight year Sophia has topped the girls’ names list.

There is only one new name in the top 10 this year—Daniel, but he has been there before. Also, be on the lookout for another Sophia crawling up the list—Sofia with an “f” has reached her highest spot ever at number 13.

Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. This year’s winners for biggest jump in popularity in the Top 1,000 are Jayceon and Daleyza. The fastest riser for boys, Jayceon, gained popularity as it is the birth name of VH1’s cable reality series “Marrying The Game” star and award-winning rapper The Game. The show follows the life of Jayceon “The Game” Taylor, as a rapper and father of three.

On the girls’ side, Daleyza, may have been influenced by a popular Spanish-language cable TV series, “Larrymania,” which airs on mun2. Daleyza is the young daughter of Larry Hernandez, an American regional Mexican singer and reality TV star. The name increased in popularity by more than 3,000 spots.

The second fastest riser for boys was Milan, and for girls, Marjorie.

The top 10 boys’ names are:

  • Noah,
  • Liam,
  • Jacob,
  • Mason,
  • William,
  • Ethan,
  • Michael,
  • Alexander,
  • Jayden, and
  • Daniel.


The top 10 girls’ names are:

  • Sophia,
  • Emma,
  • Olivia,
  • Isabella,
  • Ava,
  • Mia,
  • Emily,
  • Abigail,
  • Madison, and
  • Elizabeth.


More baby name information can be found at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames/.