Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ted Wilson

Top baby names of 2016

Top baby names of 2016

For the past three years, the two names atop the lists for girls and boys has been the same: Emma followed by Olivia for girls, with Noah followed by Liam for boys, according to the Social Security Administration. The 2016 list features some of the same names at the top.

2016 was the third year for Emma to come in as the most popular baby name for girls.

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

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Though individual state rankings haven't been released yet, you can check out how your super special baby names stack up on a national level with the 2016 rankings, released to media outlets Friday. Hillary fell out of the top 1,000 names in 2009 and has not returned.

With baby name trends ebbing and flowing over the decades, the agency also reported the names with the greatest change in popularity for 2016.

The agency also lists the baby names that increase - and decrease - the most in popularity. Music fans will recognize Kehlani from artist Kehlani Parrish, and Star Wars fans will remember Kylo from "The Force Awakens". This could be attributed to the return to the silver screen of America's favorite boxer Rocky Balboa in the 2015 movie Creed, where Rocky trains and mentors Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of his late friend and boxing rival, Apollo Creed.

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The second fastest riser for girls was Royalty.

"Even parents who are huge Donald Trump supporters are unlikely to name their kid Donald", she added, though there were no major changes in the rankings of the names Donald or Hillary.

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