These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016

Actor Emma Watson has the most popular girl's name of 2016

Actor Emma Watson has the most popular girl's name of 2016

Emma was the top baby name for girls for the third year in a row.

Outside of the top 10, the names with the biggest jump in popularity in 2016 were Kehlani and Royalty for girls, and Kylo and Creed for boys.

The most popular baby names for 2016 are pretty familiar: Noah for boys and Emma for girls.

For all the top baby names of 2016, and to find where your own name ranks, go to Social Security's website, www.socialsecurity.gov.

For girls, it was Kehlani, which jumped to No. 872 from 3,359. Since the now commander-in-chief started his campaign trail, the name Donald has decreased in popularity among new parents. Kylo Ren, a character introduced in the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", is (spoiler!) the troubled son of Princess Leia and Han Solo who leans toward the Dark Side of the Force to emulate his grandfather Darth Vader.

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It's one reason few parents name their children after politicians.

"Even parents who are huge Donald Trump supports are unlikely to name their child Donald", she said.

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. "In part, we just want to avoid controversy in picking names". John is now listed at number 28 and Mary has dropped down to 127.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 baby names of 2016. The 2016 list features some of the same names at the top. In 1966, about 80,000 babies were named Michael, the top name for baby boys that year.

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