Hot names: John
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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.
Actor John Cusack arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Relativity Media's "The Raven" held at the Los Angeles Theatre on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Relativity Media)