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The Most Popular Baby Names


Emma and Noah are America’s most popular names for the third year in a row, according to Social Security. At the time of the child’s birth, the parents give the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security card making them the #1 source.

The name Kylo, as in Star Wars villain Kylo Ren, is now a popular name for boys! There were a total of 238 Social Security card applicants named Kylo born in 2016.

It’s the one boy’s name that has grown the fastest in popularity by far since 2015 when the year’s highest grossing movie was Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here are the top 10 boy names:

1. Noah

2. Liam

3. William

4. Mason

5. James

6. Benjamin

7. Jacob

8. Michael

9. Elijah

10. Ethan

Here are the top 10 girl names:

1. Emma

2. Olivia

3. Ava

4. Sophia

5. Isabella

6. Mia

7. Charlotte

8. Abigail

9. Emily

10. Harper


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