Every year, The United States Social Security Administration releases a list of the 200 most popular baby names for boys and girls. It’s a retrospective, so this year, on May 11th, the 2017 list came out. Though, like many things, change comes slowly. The top 10 names for boys and girls remained largely the same, with Emma retaining the top spot for the girls, and Liam being bumped up to first from second for the boys.
Two of the few shocks were, for the first time in seventeen years, Michael didn’t appear on the top ten list for the boys, and Emily dropped out of the top ten list for the girls for the first time since 1990. The full list of all 200 names can be seen here.
The top 10 girl’s names of 2017 were…
And the top 10 for boys were…
Though, one other name did make a huge leap in its ranking, a full 720 names to be exact, and that would be…
While the Spanish and Greek name wasn’t in the top 10 ranking, it did leap from the 1,650th slot in 2016, to the 930th this year.
Some were about it…
Well, it’s a very pretty name and she is the First Lady. The trend will probably continue. In six years the teachers will look at their rosters and see a sea of Melania’s and Malia’s.
— Some bear (@NotReallyABear2) May 12, 2018
I have 2 daughter in laws who are both pregnant… I'm going to name drop 'Melania' to them!
— Mike Hogan (@dldmm2) May 12, 2018
Maybe next year she’ll jump some more!