It seems that boys have been historically given Biblical baby names and there's no exception to this years top ten. Eight of the first top 10 are biblical baby names, including the #1 baby name "Jacob". The top baby name in the 40's and 50's was James. After that for the next 34 years Michael was the top boy baby name, but in 1999 it was finally topped by Jacob. How long will Jacob last? Data was found on the Social Security Administration website.