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


When 18-year-olds register as first-time voters in the 2034 US congressional elections, numerous signatures will include the names Emma and Noah. In fact, in 2016, the name Donald dropped 45 spots below its 2015 baby name ranking, according to the Social Security Administration's yearly Popular Names list. It also reveals which names dropped in popularity.

It's the fourth consecutive year Noah has claimed the top spot for boys.

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.

The Social Security Administration is able to share the ranking because parents provide children's names when they apply for Social Security cards. Hillary, the first name of Trump's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, has not been in the top 1,000 since 2009.

The second biggest jumps were for the names Royalty (for girls) and Creed (for boys), with pop culture playing a big role in overall baby name popularity.

For all the top baby names of 2016, and to find where your own name ranks, go to Social Security's website, As a result, today's top names aren't almost as popular as the top names from 50 years ago.

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Sometimes old is new: Emma was the third most popular name in 1880.

In 1934, when Donald hit its apex as a name for American boys, 30,406 babies were named Donald.

For girls, it was Kehlani, which jumped to No. 872 from 3,359. Other names from the 2015 film The Force Awakens that moved up were Finn and Leia.

The name Zayn also made the boys fastest riser list.

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