Popularity of This Baby Name Is Sinking Fast

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Two baby names remain very popular, but one is in free-fall.

“Emma” and “Noah” were the most common names given to girls and boys born in 2015, respectively, according to the Social Security Administration’s recently released annual ranking.

Last year was the third time in the past century that “Emma” ranked No. 1. The name topped the list in 2014 and 2008 as well.

It was also the third time in the past century and the third time in a row that “Noah” ranked No. 1.

The top 10 names for girls were:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Abigail
  8. Emily
  9. Charlotte
  10. Harper

The top 10 names for boys were:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. James
  8. Alexander
  9. Michael
  10. Benjamin

Hollywood Life points out that celebrities may have inspired today’s most popular baby names. Referencing two movie stars, the blog reads:

We can’t help but wonder, is it due in part to megastars Liam Hemsworth, 26, and Emma Watson, 26?

The blog also notes that the second-most popular girl’s name is that of the main character in ABC’s popular political drama “Scandal” — Olivia Pope, played by actress Kerry Washington.

MarketWatch notes that 2015 marked the first time in 20 years that the girl’s name “Isis” dropped off the list of the top 1,000 names. It was the girl’s name that declined in popularity the most in 2015, dropping to the No. 1,770 spot.

MarketWatch explains:

Isis, which is the name of the Egyptian goddess of the moon, sky, magic, motherhood and fertility, had seen its popularity hold steady for years, but the rise of the terrorist organization Islamic State (alternatively known as ISIS, ISIL and Da’esh), has seemingly eliminated it from parents’ baby-name lists the world over.

What do you make of 2015’s most (or least) popular baby names? Let us know what you think below or on our Facebook page.

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