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Oh, boy! See how the top baby boys' names have changed in 5 years

by Emily Slawek / / Source: TODAY

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Word to the wise: Don't call the name "Jacob" in a crowded playground unless you want to start a stampede.

Jacob was the most popular baby name in America for years — until Noah turned the tide.

TheSocial Security Administration releases the highly anticipated list of most popular baby names every year. We took a look at the leading baby names for boys from the past five years to find out who's climbed the charts. (Don't worry, Jacob's still doing just fine.)

2016: The most popular baby names of 2016 (so far) are...

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Did your baby boy make the list of the most popular names?Shutterstock / Creativa Images

According to Nameberry.com ( The Social Security Administration doesn't release the results until next year), the most popular name for boys (so far) in 2016 is Ezra.

2015: The most popular baby names in America are...

The name Noah was No. 1 for the third year. Benjamin was new to the list, coming in at 10 and waving goodbye to Daniel.

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William ...

2014: Emma, Noah and more: Classic names dominate 2014 'most popular' baby name list

Top Baby Names, 2014
Did your tot have one of the most popular names in 2014?Shutterstock

Noah protected his spot for the most popular name and Liam moved up in the ranks.

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William ...

2013: Top baby names: Noah, Sophia most popular in 2013

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Noah ranked as the number one name for baby boys in 2013. This was the first time since 1960 that Jacob or Michael haven't stolen the top spot.Getty Images; AP

Jacob's throne was flooded in 2013 by Noah - who took the No. 1 spot.

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. Mason
  5. William ...

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2012: List is out! Most popular baby names are...

Baby Boy Names, Popular
Parents loved the names Ethan, Liam & Jacob in 2012Jonathan Dube

Jacob enjoyed his last year at the top and the Kardashians helped keep Mason at No. 2. Liam joined the ranks and secured No. 6 that year.

  1. Jacob

  2. Mason

  3. Ethan

  4. Noah

  5. William ...

2011: The list is out! Top baby names for 2011 are...

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The Kardashians were an inspiration to parents this year - Mason was one of the top names of 2011.Jackson Lee / Splash News

Jacob remained the leader in top baby boy names and the Kardashian influence made its debut in 2011 — Kourtney's son, Mason, influenced tiny tots names all over the world and was the second most popular name of the year.

  1. Jacob
  2. Mason
  3. William
  4. Jayden
  5. Noah ...

2010: Jacob, Isabella top baby names

Top Baby Boy Names 2010 Popular

Jacob continued his hold of the coveted No. 1 spot of the most popular baby boy name that started in 1999. Here's the rest of the rest of the winners:

  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Jayden
  5. William ...

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