These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016

Lucy Bush
May 14, 2017

Noah and Emma are extremely popular names for newborns.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has released its annual list of the most popular baby names.

Caitlyn is no longer one of the most popular baby names.

Rounding out the top 10 list of baby boys' names in 2016 were Liam, William, Mason, James, Benjamin, Jacob, Michael, Elijah and Ethan.

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Emma and Noah are again America's most popular baby names, for the third year in a row.

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.

Only one new name cracked the top 10 for both boys and girls this year, and that's Elijah - making its way to the top ten for the first time ever.

Other names seeing sharp declines in popularity include Jonael, Aaden, Triston, Freddy and Yaakov for boys and Neriah, Byranna, Kiley, Yaritza and Denise for girls.

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For all the top baby names of 2016, and to find where your own name ranks, go to Social Security's website, To make room for them, some later, but once incredibly popular names like Kristen, Jenny, Denise, and Asia have now fallen out of the top 1000. Kehlani is a singer, songwriter and dancer who has collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Zayn.

The names on the list aren't particularly surprising. Debuting in the top 1000 at 901 is Kylo, as in Kylo Ren.

For girls, it was Kehlani, which jumped to No. 872 from 3,359.

"Imagine naming your child after a character who kills his father!" she said.

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