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Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

Noah and Emma are extremely popular names for newborns.

The two names topped the lists issued by the Social Security Administration of the most popular names given to USA -born girls and boys in 2016.

The popularity of the names, as determined by Social Security Administration data, is based on approximately 4 million births in the USA for 2016.

For boys, the top picks are Noah (which is the top boy's name four years running), Liam, William, Mason, and James.

The top five names for girls on the latest list are Emma (which is the top girl's name three years running), Olivia, Ava, Sophia, and Isabella.

Some new names made the list this year, including Elijah, which is the first time that name has ever cracked the top 10, according to the report.

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Other names seeing sharp declines in popularity include Jonael, Aaden, Triston, Freddy and Yaakov for boys and Neriah, Byranna, Kiley, Yaritza and Denise for girls. Perhaps this can be attributed to Kehlani Parrish, a singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2016. The 2016 list features some of the same names at the top.

Kehlani rose 2,487 spots on the girls' side to number 872, from number 3,359 in 2015.

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. "That exchange highlights the increasingly smooth sound of today's boys' names, and the dominance of Old Testament names among tradition-minded parents, " she says.

Toward the end of the movie, Kylo kills his father, Han Solo.

"Imagine naming your child after a character who kills his father!" she said.

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