Right after "boy or girl?", the most common question asked of parents-to-be is "What's his/her name?" The choices for baby boy names are endless—Parenting.com has a database of more than 35,000 names—but there are a handful that hold mass appeal. Here's a look at the top 10 baby boy names registered for Social Security in 2012.
Origin/meaning: Hebrew, "Supplanter, substitute"
Why it's a top name: Jacob has held a top spot since 2000, thanks to its dependable, all-around good guy feel. Nickname Jake shows off their fun side.
Jacobs you might know:
- Twilight series character Jacob Black
- Biblical figure Jacob