Hot names: Mary
Religion continued to have a big influence on baby names, but with a twist.
"The traditional biblical names were New Testament names -- John, James and Mary and Elizabeth," Wattenberg said. "Today, the hot names are all names from the Old testament precisely because they were neglected for so many generations."
In addition to Jacob and Noah, Elijah at No. 13 and Joshua at No. 14 were all from the Old Testament.
Singer Mary J. Blige performs onstage at the (Belvedere) RED Pre-Grammys Party with Mary J Blige held at Avalon on February 9, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For (Belvedere) RED)