Jacob is a strong name. It's sturdy and has survived through all of the trends. It's a name with staying power. And it also has the religious element if you're looking for a biblical name. Baby Center tells us, "Jacob is an important biblical patriarch, the father of 12 sons

who gave their names to the 12 tribes of Israel. Jacob has long been a popular Jewish name and has been a top 100 U.S. name for 30-plus years." And therein lies the problem. Jacob peaked in 1999 but is still a top 20 name today.

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