These Are The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016

Every year, the Social Security Administration releases its latest data on baby name trends. Even if you’re not currently expecting or remotely thinking about kids yet, the results are pretty interesting. Turns out, Noah and Emma are the most popular names 5 years running—who knew?

Not only can you see the data from the past few years, but you can also check out which names were most popular the year you were born and how these name choices vary by state. Let’s just hope 2017’s list isn’t too full of emoji.

The Social Security Administration has released the top ten baby names from 2016 and they might surprise you.

For the boys: 

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1. Noah
2. Liam
3. William
4. Mason
5. James
6. Benjamin
7. Jacob
8. Michael
9. Elijah
10. Ethan

For the girls:

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1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Ava
4. Sophia
5. Isabella
6. Mia
7. Charlotte
8. Abigail
9. Emily
10. Harper

The federal report also reveals which names have ranked in the Top 5 over the past 100 years.

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And includes data depicting which names were more common in different states each year and how their popularity has varied over time.

Several publications have speculated that the obvious drop in popularity for the name Caitlyn could be due to a certain Jenner.

Both Noah and Emma have remained the top names for the past 5 years in a row.

We’re not mad about it.

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