Emma, Noah most popular American baby names; Kylo on rise

Emma, Noah most popular American baby names; Kylo on rise

The first time any spelling of Caitlin showed up on Social Security's list of popular baby names was in 1976 when Caitlin debuted at No. 947.

This marks the fourth year at number one for Noah and the third for Emma, according to the Social Security Administration's website.

Each year, the Social Security Administration breaks down the findings by top overall, for the decade, by state and USA territories, and change in popularity.

The Social Security Administration started compiling name rankings in 1997, and have popularity lists that date back to 1880, utilizing the records of each child's Social Security card petition for the most accurate rankings.

The force was strong for Kylo in 2016 as he soared 2,368 spots for the boys, from number 3,269 in 2015 to number 901.

For girls, it was Kehlani, which jumped to No. 872 from 3,359. Parents appear to be making something old - new again.

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The only significant change in 2016 was that Alexander fell off the boys' list, and Elijah made the list for the first time. "In part, we just want to avoid controversy in picking names".

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

Last year, it fell 542 spots - the biggest drop of any name - to No. 1,151. John is now listed at number 28 and Mary has dropped down to 127.

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.

With files from Lisa Yeung.

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