Noah, Emma top Pa. baby names in 2016

  • Noah, Emma top Pa. baby names in 2016

Noah, Emma top Pa. baby names in 2016

The most popular boy name selected in Arkansas past year was Elijah. At least this year.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Social Security Administration shared its annual report on the most popular baby names in the United States from the prior year. Of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 34 states had Olivia and 32 had Emma in the top two names. For the girls, it was Isabella, Harper, Mia, Abigail, and Emily.

The ever-dominant Emma remained Maine's most popular baby name in 2016, but other favorites for baby girls are quickly gaining favor. Carter, the eighth most popular name for boys in 2015, slipped to number 12. At the time of a child's birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child's Social Security card, thus making the agency America's source for the most popular baby names.

The top boys names in IN were Oliver, Liam, Elijah, Noah and Benjamin. Noah sat atop the list for boy names.

For 2016, Kehlani and Kylo saw the biggest increases. Both jumped down a spot in the 2016 rankings.

For the boys, Kylo soared 2,368 spots, coming in at number 901 in 2016. Kylo Ren, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia, is a character in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

The second fastest riser for girls was Royalty.

The national list also takes a look at the impact pop culture has on naming trends.