These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016

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.

A K name made a huge popularity jump in boys names as well.

Noah, Liam, and William topped the list for boys.

The rest have fluctuated among themselves with Noah taking the top boy spot for the fourth time and Emma marking its third consecutive year at the top of the girl list.

The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880.

The Social Security Administration is able to share the ranking because parents provide children's names when they apply for Social Security cards.

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The most popular name in a given year would receive the rank of "1".

The name has been decreasing in popularity since 2000. This year's winners for biggest jump in popularity in the Top 1,000 are Kehlani and Kylo.

For boys in 2016, that name was Kylo, which rose from 3,359 in 2015 to 901 a year ago.

Kehlani rose 2,487 spots on the girls' side to number 872, from number 3,359 in 2015. Kehlani is a singer, songwriter and dancer who has collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Zayn. Other names from the 2015 film The Force Awakens that moved up were Finn and Leia.

After the "Star Wars" movie was released, Wattenberg said she asked a focus group of people who had seen the movie whether any of the character names would become popular. But the older participants would have none of it.

Although the name Donald is apparently growing in dislike among parents, the name Hillary didn't even make it on the Social Security Administration most recent list, which was released Friday.

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