A major figure in the Old Testament, Enoch was the son of Jared, the father of Methuselah, and the great-grandfather of Noah whose Book of Enoch provides a focal point for ancient Jewish mysticism. Enoch Powell, English politician, academic, and poet, brought political and scholarly heft to this name. Another Enoch was the son of Cain. "Enoch Arden" is a famous poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Still, none of these things truly accounts for the fact that Enoch is among the fastest-rising boys' names, jumping 178 spots to enter into the Top 1000 in 2013. It took a small hit when it dropped from Number 719 in 2014 to Number 788 in 2015, but rebounded to Number 714 in 2016.