Major Shift: New Baby Names Suggest High Hopes

Seal of the United States Social Security Admi...

Seal of the United States Social Security Administration. It appears on Social Security cards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WASHINGTON – Talk about high expectations for a newborn:  King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.

They’re just a little behind Major, the boy’s name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration‘s annual list of popular baby names.

Jacob is the most popular for boys – again – and Sophia is the top name for girls, according to the list released Thursday.

It was Jacob’s 14th straight year at the top. Next were Mason, Ethan, Noah and William. Liam cracked the top 10 for the first time, coming in at No. 6.  Daniel slipped out of the top 10 for the first time since 1998, to No. 11.

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