According to a list of popular baby names on the Social Security administration’s website, the fastest-rising baby names for American boys are King, Messiah and Major.
Coincidentally, King, Messiah and Major are the names of 3 of rapper T.I.’s four boys.
Did T.I.’s hit reality TV show, T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, contribute to the surge in popularity of his son’s names?
Not according to acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, who clearly doesn’t watch the show.
Colvin said: “I have no doubt Major’s rising popularity as a boy’s name is in tribute to the brave members of the U.S. military, and maybe we’ll see more boys named General in the future.”
The Social Security Administration’s website lists the top 1,000 baby names for each year, dating back to 1880 when the top names that year were John and Mary.
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.
It was Sophia’s second year in a row at the top for girls. Next were Emma, Isabella, Olivia and Ava.
Thanks to loyal reader KDub for the link.