See America's top 10 baby names for 2016

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Noah and Emma are extremely popular names for newborns. 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.

The popularity of the name "Donald" for baby boys in the United States fell from 2015 to 2016.

The top 10 names for boys were Noah, Liam, William, Mason, James, Benjamin, Jacob, Michael, Elijah, and Ethan.

Noah was the most popular boys name for the fourth consecutive year, while Emma was the most popular girls name for the third consecutive year. In general, she said, parents don't want to give their children names that might attract controversy.

The retirement and disability benefits agency, which released its latest findings on Friday, compiles the lists of most popular baby names every year, in part to draw Americans to its website. Hillary fell out of the top 1,000 names in 2009 and has not returned.

Other names seeing sharp declines in popularity include Jonael, Aaden, Triston, Freddy and Yaakov for boys and Neriah, Byranna, Kiley, Yaritza and Denise for girls. The 2016 list features some of the same names at the top.

Names enjoying the biggest surge in popularity were Kylo, Creed, Benicio, Adonis and Fox for boys and Kehlani, Royalty, Saoirse, Ophelia and Aitana for girls.

The rise of Harry by 101 places to 679 may have something to do with Zayn's former bandmate Harry Styles, but could also have something to do with a resurgence of older, traditional names, some of which are back in the top 1000 after having disappeared for a while, including Ralph (now at 992), Alistair (at 882), and Howard (at 900). The shorter the bar, the less popular the name. Perhaps this can be attributed to Kehlani Parrish, a singer/songwriter who was nominated for a Grammy in 2016. Kylo Ren, a character introduced in the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", is (spoiler!) the troubled son of Princess Leia and Han Solo who leans toward the Dark Side of the Force to emulate his grandfather Darth Vader.

However, another K name, Kehlani, made the biggest jump in popularity, making its debut on the top 1000 at 872 (from a previous 3359).

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