The U.S. Social Security Administration released its annual list of top baby names, and TBH, none of them are terribly surprising. Cute… yes. Surprising… no. If you have young kids or know young kids, you’ll probably agree.
Each of the top five names for girls and boys in 2015 stayed the same as the year before, while Harper kicked Madison off the top 10 names for girls, and Benjamin took over Daniel’s spot on the top 10 list for boys.
One name that’s no where to be found on the list — Isis. Shocker, right? But for the past 15 years, the name remained somewhere in the middle of the 1,000 names on the list, but since the name has taken on an entirely new meaning (as the acronym for the extremist group Islamic State), it has dropped off the list completely, according to The Washington Post.
The most popular baby names are often dictated by society and what’s going on in the news. For example, in 2002 the name Emma became really popular all of a sudden — which likely had something to do with Rachel from Friends naming her daughter Emma and Emma Watson’s career blowing up after the first Harry Potter film was released in 2001.
In 2015, Emma and Noah held their spots for the second year in a row as the number one girl and boy names. And as for the rest of the top ten names, they’re just as sweet (and suuuuper popular). Of course, the names aren’t exclusive to the gender assigned by the Social Security Administration, however based on popularity, these are the results:
Top 10 girl names:
Top 10 boy names: