The Most Popular Baby Names of Last Year
The Social Security Administration just released its data on the most popular baby names last year and they don't look much different than they did in 2016 or the last few years.
Emma was the most popular girl name for the fourth year in a row, it's been in the top three for a decade straight now. Olivia was second for the fourth year in a row. The 10 most popular names for girls in 2017 were:
For boys, it's the first time Liam was the number one name, it's been the second-most popular for the last three years. Noah dropped from the most popular to second most popular. The top 10 boy names last year were:
The names that had the biggest jumps in popularity last year for girls were Ensley and Oaklynn and for boys they were Wells and Kairo. Also, the girls' name Melania had the fifth biggest jump last year.
The names that had the biggest drops last year were Riaan and Kylo for boys, sorry "Star Wars" fans. The biggest drops for girls were Julianne and Wendy.
Read more at the Social Security Administration.