It looks like the name Emma will not go out of style anytime soon. It’s the No. 1 name for girls for the fourth year in a row on the Social Security Administration’s annual list of most popular US baby names.
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For boys, Liam took the top spot from Noah, which also had reigned for four consecutive years.
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The list showed some other big changes: Michael is no longer among the top 10 boys’ names. It had been in the top 10 since World War II.
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Likewise, Emily, which had been in the top 10 for girls since 1990, dropped to No. 12.
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For girls, Amelia debuted in the top 10, and Evelyn appeared for the first time since 1915. Logan and Oliver were first timers in the boys’ top 10.
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Melania, the name of the US first lady, didn’t make the top 10, but was the fifth-fastest-rising name for girls. President Trump’s first name, Donald, didn’t make the list of most popular names for boys, though.
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The name Dream, which celebrities Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna gave to their daughter, was the third-fastest-rising girls’ name.
The name Nova was a fast riser for boys, possibly inspired by the Villanova University Wildcats’ 2016 NCAA men’s basketball championship.
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Parents provide names to the Social Security Administration when they apply for cards. The SSA has published baby name lists since 1997.