Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Social Security Administration releases most popular baby names list

Social Security Administration releases most popular baby names list

Noah was the most popular boys name for the fourth consecutive year, while Emma was the most popular girls name for the third consecutive year. Donald dropped out of the top 100 for the first time in 1991 and fell out of the top 200 in 2000.

The Social Security Administration started compiling name rankings in 1997, and have popularity lists that date back to 1880, utilizing the records of each child's Social Security card petition for the most accurate rankings.

But these effects can also be seen when less traditional names make a huge jump in popularity beyond the top 10. It also reveals which names dropped in popularity.

The name Kylo could be inspired by Kylo Ren, a character from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Perhaps this can be attributed to Kehlani Parrish, a singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2016.

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

For girls, the name Kehlani jumped from 3,359 in 2015 to 872 in 2016.

According to the Social Security Administration, the number of births in 2016 with name Donald was 621, which represented 0.031% of total male births in 2016. Zayn was another boys' name on the rise, after the former One Direction member and now solo artist.

In 1934, when Donald hit its apex as a name for American boys, 30,406 babies were named Donald.

The second fastest riser for girls was Royalty.

Caitlyn placed in the top 500 in 2014 and in the top 600 in 2015, but in 2016, Caitlyn and the other three versions- Caitlin, Katelynn and Kaitlynn-didn't appear in the top 1,000 baby names at all.

President Donald Trump's popularity has been plummeting and not just in the polls.

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