SLIDESHOW: Top baby names for 2016 revealed

Emma has been in the top four for girls names every year since 2002.

As is tradition on Baby Names Day, Acting Commissioner Nancy A. Berryhill encourages everyone to visit the agency's website, enjoy the baby names list, and create a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing through to the time they receive Social Security benefits.

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

As for the boys, William rose two spots, replacing Mason as the third most popular name.

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

The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. In general, she said, parents don't want to give their children names that might attract controversy.


Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major American political party, did not lead to a spike in baby names, either.

Pop stars also had an effect on boys' names. Neither Hillary nor Hilary appeared among the top 1,000 names in 2016. Since the now commander-in-chief started his campaign trail, the name Donald has decreased in popularity among new parents.

For boys in 2016, that name was Kylo, which rose from 3,359 in 2015 to 901 past year.

Jenner announced his name change midway through 2015 shortly after revealing a partial sex change. Kehlani is a singer, songwriter and dancer who has collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Zayn. Kylo jumped 2,368 spots to No. 901.

For boys, the named that skyrocketed in popularity was Kylo, as in Kylo Ren, a character in the 2015 movie, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

The name Zayn also made the boys fastest riser list.


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