Names that Ruled the Century: #1 Baby Names of the Last 100 Years

|
11 of 12
2000s baby boy name, Jacob

Jacob


Before being bumped from the top spot in 2013 (by the name Noah), Jacob was the #1 boys' name from 1999-2012. It has Hebrew roots and appeared in the Old Testament. Jacob proved to have more staying power in the #1 spot than popular girls' names of late. While Jacob ruled for more than a decade, four different girl's names held the #1 spot in the same period of time.

Learn more about the most popular names of the last 100 years.

For more on baby name meanings, trends, celebrity baby names, and lots more, visit our Name Lab.

Next: More popular galleries

Pregnancy Day by Day

Tell us your due date to receive our daily newsletter and find out what is happening in this day of your pregnancy!

Already a member? Log-in here

highlights

Teens and E-Cigarettes: 6 Things You Must Know
For the first time in a generation, tobacco use has risen among the nation's youth, due to the rising use of e-cigarettes. Learn more about the dangerous and addictive e-cigarette trend, and get tips to talk to your teen.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, brought to you by Galactic Hot Dogs.

Printable Lists of the Top 100 Baby Names
Need help with baby name ideas? Use our printable list of the top 100 girl names and top 100 boy names of 2015 to help you brainstorm and narrow down your favorites.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

© 2000-2015  Sandbox Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.