Emma and Noah remain Social Security's most popular baby names for 2016

Posted May 16, 2017

The most popular baby names of 2016 are out - just in time for Mother's Day.

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

The Social Security Administration released its annual list of the 1,000 most popular baby names for 2016 on Friday. It was followed by Olivia, Ava, Sophia and Isabella. Frankie, Ayan, Camren, Deshawn and Jayvion were the least popular names for boys in 2016 while Janiya, Jocelynn, Libby, Princess and Sidney ranked the lowest for girls.

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Kehlani is the name of singer-songwriter Kehlani Parrish, who is increasing in mainstream popularity since releasing her debut album in January and having notable singles earlier.

Third time's a charm for the most popular girl's baby name in the USA, while the most popular boy's name is on a four-year streak.

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

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If there's one thing Utah, and Utah County in particular, are known for, it's the abundance of babies buoying up the population each year, making the ranking of particular interest locally.

The drop comes a year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender.

The 2016 election didn't seem to have an impact on the list: There were no major changes in rankings of the names Donald or Hillary.

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Four versions of Caitlyn - Caitlin, Caitlyn, Katelynn and Kaitlynn - saw the biggest drop in popularity from 2015-2016, the Social Security Administration data showed. "Now it is suddenly controversial". Hillary fell out of the top 1,000 names in 2009 and has not returned.