Social Security Administration releases most popular baby names list

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The Social Security Administration released its list of 2016's most popular baby names on Friday, along with information on which names are becoming more popular and which are falling out of favor.

The list of most popular baby names for 2016 is in. For girls, it was Olivia, Ava, Sophia, Isabella, Mia, Charlotte, Abigail, Emily and Harper.

As for the boys, William rose two spots, replacing Mason as the third most popular name.

During an interview with the Associated Press, Laura Wattenberg, the founder of parenting website BabynameWizard.com, said the name Donald could be losing its popularity because parents generally don't like to name their children after anything that could become shrouded in controversy. Music fans will recognize Kehlani from artist Kehlani Parrish, and Star Wars fans will remember Kylo from "The Force Awakens".

For girls, it was Kehlani, which jumped to No. 872 from 3,359.

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Choosing a baby name is important, so check out the list below. Frankie, Ayan, Camren, Deshawn and Jayvion were the least popular names for boys in 2016 while Janiya, Jocelynn, Libby, Princess and Sidney ranked the lowest for girls.

On the flipside, all four versions of Caitlyn - Caitlin, Caitlyn, Katelynn and Kaitlynn - fell out of the top 1,000 in 2016. This year's winners for biggest jump in popularity in the Top 1,000 are Kehlani and Kylo.

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 Trump won the presidency in 2016, but the first name Donald dipped to its lowest level of popularity for American babies ever, according to data from the Social Security Administration.

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