And the most popular baby names in America are (drumroll, please) ...
Emma and Noah!
The Social Security Administration just released its data on the most popular baby names of 2015 to reveal Emma and Noah still firmly at the top of the heap. In fact, the Top 5 names for both boys and girls hasn't shifted at all since 2014. And the Top 10 barely changed at all. The only small changes were that Harper edged out Madison to enter the girls' Top 10 and Benjamin displaced Daniel on the boys' end.
So how are parents selecting these baby names? According to Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, "The names that are popular now are influenced by pop culture, video games, movies, celebrities, along with religion and family."
So without further ado, here are the Top 10 names of 2015:
Asides from the most popular names in the country, there are also the fastest rising ones. According the the SSA's report, Alaia and Adaline are two girl names that are skyrocketing in popularity. Alaia moved up more than 2,000 spots on the list, from No. 2,676 to No. 664 and Adaline went from No. 1,393 to No. 364. The lesson of the day? Parents really seem to love the vowel trend for first names for girls still (think Ava, Olivia, Edie, Avery).
For boys, the name gaining the most steam is Riaan, which jumped all the way from No. 2,286 to No. 926. We can totally see why—it sounds similar to the ever popular Liam, but is far more unique and gives off a dashing otherworldly vibe. What's not to like?