Thursday, 27 July, 2017

When Noah meets Emma: Top US baby names for 2016

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Lucas Bell | 16 May, 2017, 09:35

The list of most popular baby names for 2016 is in.

The agency's website provides lists of the top 1,000 baby names for each year, dating back to 1880.

Emma and Noah are the United States' most popular baby names, according to a new report from the Social Security Administration. Following close behind are Olivia, Ava, Sophia and Isabella. At the time of a child's birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child's Social Security card, thus making Social Security America's source for the most popular baby names.

This can be attributed to Kehlani Parrish, a singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2016, while Kylo hails from the character of Kylo Ren in the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

The second biggest jumps were for the names Royalty (for girls) and Creed (for boys), with pop culture playing a big role in overall baby name popularity.

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

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Skylar got to the pageant by being named Miss Wisconsin USA earlier this year, after being first-runner-up a year ago. Wellentin and her family left the Philippines over safety fears when she was 2 years old.

In 1934, when Donald hit its apex as a name for American boys, 30,406 babies were named Donald. "Now it is suddenly controversial".

The bar graph below shows the popularity of the name "Donald" since 2000.

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.

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

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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