Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – For the first time since 1960, there’s a new most popular baby name for boys.
Noah has unseated Michael or Jacob as the most moniker for newborn boys.
Sophia held the top spot for girls for the third year in a row.
Trends in baby names tend to reflect pop culture’s influence on naming trends. The names Jayceon and Daleyza made the biggest jumps in popularity in the top 1,000.
The fastest riser for boys, Jayceon, is the birth name of the rapper know as The Game. He has a reality series on VH1, “Marrying The Game,” which follows his life as a rapper and father.
Daleyza’s rise may be due to the influence of a popular Spanish-language cable TV series, “Larrymania,” which airs on mun2, the SSA said.
The SSA’s “Popular Baby Names” website lets you browse a massive amount of data on baby names in the United States – including the latest favorites.
You can search to see how a name has changed in popularity over time, or how quickly it’s risen in popularity. You can also see the popularity rankings of names in different states and popularity over various decades.