Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Merle Christensen

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

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

Emma is the most popular girls' name in the United States, and Noah took the top spot for boys.

For the boys: Noah kept the number one spot for the 4th year in a row.

The Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular baby names. The fifth most popular name, Isabella, dominated in 2009 and 2010, around the same time as the peak popularity of the Twilight series and its protagonist Bella Swan.

The biggest gainer among boys" names was Kylo, which vaulted to No. 901 from 3,269."Kylo Ren, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia and the grandson of Darth Vader, was a character in the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens, '" it noted.

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.

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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.

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

The name Kehlani rose to number 872 from number 3,359 in 2015, while the name Kylo rose to number 902 from number 3,269 in 2015.

The past decades have seen a huge increase in the desire for unique baby names, something whimsical yet serious that sets your child apart when you pick them up from Kids Yoga.

"Donald" dropped 45 spots over the course of the year, down from being ranked 443 to 488, according to data from the Social Security Administration published Friday.

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