Hot names: Elizabeth
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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.
Painter Lisa Burton (L) poses for pictures with a new waxwork figure of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Madame Tussauds in London, on May 14, 2012. The waxwork, replicating the official Jubilee photograph released earlier this year, will be placed centre stage in the Royal Area of the attraction. The figure is dressed in a recreation of the white and silver lace dress covered in 53,000 Swarovski elements with blue silk sash adorned with The Queen?s Garter Badge, topped off by a replica of the diamond and pearl George IV State Diadem. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)