Not if you chose Emma or Noah, the most popular names for girls and boys for the third year in a row

PHOTO COURTESY OF HD WALLPAPERS - Does this cute youngster look like a Kylo or Kehlani to you? Those were the fastest-rising names on this year's list of popular monikers from the Social Security Adminstration.Emma and Noah are America's most popular baby names for the third year in a row, according to the Social Security Administration. There's also a new boy's name in the Top 10 this year: Elijah.

The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. In addition to the Top 10, the annual list also reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. This year's winners for biggest jump in popularity in the Top 1,000 are Kehlani and Kylo.

Kehlani rose 2,487 spots on the girls' side to 872nd place, a move that just might be attributed to the popularity of Kehlani Parrish, a singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2016. Meanwhile, the force was strong for Kylo in 2016 as he soared 2,368 spots for the boys to 901st place. Kylo Ren, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia and the grandson of Darth Vader, was a character in the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2016:

For boys

• Noah

• Liam

• William

• Mason

• James

• Benjamin

• Jacob


• Elijah

• Ethan

For girls

• Emma


• Ava

• Sophia

• Isabella

• Mia

• Charlotte

• Abigail

• Emily

• Harper

For all the top baby names of 2016 and to find where your own name ranks, go to the Social Security Administration's website,

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