Most Popular Names: 2017

The Social Security Administration released its annual list of the top baby names . . . and the fastest-growing name for a boy is KYLO . . . as in Kylo Ren, the villain in the new “Star Wars” trilogy.  It jumped almost 2,400 spots . . . from #3269 to #901.

The second-biggest jumper was CREED. . . which was obviously helped by the recent movie of the same name, where Rocky Balboa trains the son of Apollo Creed.

On the flip side, the name that DROPPED the most was CAITLYN.  Actually, the FOUR names that dropped the most were four different variations of Caitlyn:  C-a-i-t-l-y-n, C-a-i-t-l-i-n, K-a-t-e-l-y-n-n, and K-a-i-t-l-y-n-n.

Here are the most popular names:

For boys, NOAH took the top spot, followed by Liam, William, Mason, James, Benjamin, Jacob, Michael, Elijah, and Ethan.

For girls, it’s EMMA, followed by Olivia, Ava, Sophia, Isabella, Mia, Charlotte, Abigail, Emily, and Harper.