Noah tops Jacob in epic battle of biblical baby names

In an epic battle for the top baby names in America, Jacob has been dethroned as the most popular boy's name for the first time in more than a decade, supplanted in 2013 by Noah, the Social Security Administration announced Friday. 

Noah saving the world.

Noah saving the world.

Of course, Noah refers to the biblical figure who built the ark and saved the world from God's flood, according to the Book of Genesis. Jacob, the grandson of Abraham whom all the Tribes of Israel are descended from, has slipped down to number three on the list. 

Interestingly, Noah becomes the first boy's name other than Jacob or Michael to be be number one since 1960, when David was the top choice. 

On the girl's side, Sophia was ranked number one for the third year in a row. 

Posted on May 9, 2014 .