See America's top 10 baby names for 2016

Business Insider  Andy Kiersz data from SSA

This marks the fourth year at number one for Noah and the third for Emma.

The rest of the top 10 for girls, in order: Olivia, Ava, Sophia, Isabella, Mia, Charlotte, Abigail, Emily and Harper.

We took a look at how the popularity of the 10 most common boys and girls names in 2016 has changed over the last decade.

Right behind Noah is Liam, William, Mason and James. New York's 2016 most popular names will be available on May 18. Pop culture often influences the popularity of names, and it happened again 2016.

The biggest gainer among boys" names was Kylo, which vaulted to No. 901 from 3,269."Kylo Ren, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia and the grandson of Darth Vader, was a character in the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens, '" it noted. Kehlani jumped 2,487 spots to No. 872.

"Perhaps this can be attributed to Kehlani Parrish, a singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2016", the agency said.


The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. In fact, the four names that dropped the most were all variations of the same name: Caitlin, Caitlyn, Katelynn and Kaitlynn.

"It was inevitable. Caitlyn was already falling in popularity".

Olympic Gold medalist Bruce Jenner announced in 2015 that she was a transgender woman and appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine donning her new name, Caitlyn Jenner. "Now it is suddenly controversial".

Both Kehlani and Kylo rose in the top 1,000.

Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, but the first name Donald dipped to its lowest level of popularity for American babies ever, according to data from the Social Security Administration.

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