The Name That Has Dethroned 'Michael And Jacob' As The Most Popular Baby Names Is...

Jacob first rose to No. 1 in 1999. In the 45 years before that, Michael was king for all but one, and now the most popular baby names are...

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Since 1960, two names have battled it out for the top spot as America’s most popular name for boys: Michael and Jacob

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But in 2013, a dark horse outsider — also with a biblical pedigree — managed to gallop past both for an upset victory: it’s... Noah

The name Noah climbed to 23 in 2005, the year after Ryan Gosling melted hearts as Noah in the film adaptation of Nicholas Spark's

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In 2013, for the first time since 1960, a new name unseated Michael or Jacob as the most popular for newborn boys. That's according to the Social Security Administration, which releases the list of most popular baby names each year. The new king's name? Noah.

Sophia held the top spot for girls for the third year in a row, though Sofia with an "f" is crawling up the list: The latter reached its highest spot ever, at No. 13

Sophia, the most popular name for girls since 2011, first cracked the top 10 in 2006. By then, Sophia Bush had made a name for herself playing the character Brooke Davis in the popular CW teen drama, "One Tree Hill," which ran from 2003 to 2012.

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In US, parents submit their babies' names when applying for Social Security numbers when the children are born

The names tend to reflect pop culture's influence on trends. The fastest riser for girls in 2012 was Arya, the name of a beloved character in the "Game of Thrones" series on HBO.

In 2013, Jayceon and Daleyza made the biggest jumps in popularity in the top 1,000

Jayceon rose from 1,051 to 206 from 2012 to 2013, while Daleyza leaped from 3,715 to 585. The fastest riser for boys, Jayceon, is the birth name of the rapper known as The Game.

He has a reality series on VH1, "Marrying The Game," which follows his life as a rapper and father of three. The show premiered in late 2012 and started having an effect on naming trends last year, the agency said.

Daleyza's rise might have resulted from the influence of a popular Spanish-language reality TV series, "Larrymania," which airs on mun2, the agency said. Daleyza is the young daughter of Larry Hernandez, an American regional Mexican singer who's the star of the show.

Rounding out the Top 10 names for boys are:

William is holding steady at No. 5 for the second year in a row, despite getting a royal boost from the Duke of Cambridge -- and new dad -- Prince William.

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After Noah, Liam, and Jacob—is rounded out by Mason, William, Ethan, Michael, Alexander, Jayden (the Spears-ian influence!) , and Daniel.

The other top names for girls are:

Isabella went from the 45th-most popular baby name for girls in 2000 to No. 1 in 2009. It could it be related to the popularity of the "Twilight" book series, the vampire-themed fantasy romance novel documenting the trials of Isabella Swan, known as Bella. The first novel in the series was published in 2005, and the first film adaptation, starring Kristen Stewart, debuted in 2008.

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After Sophia, Emma, and Olivia—we’ve got Isabella, Ava, Mia, Emily, Abigail, Madison, and Elizabeth.

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