Fastest Growing Baby Name Is a Villain
Kylo is shooting up the charts of most popular names
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2017 8:04 AM CDT
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in a scene from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," expected in theaters in December.   (Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm via AP)
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(Newser) – The most popular baby names every year are usually only debatable in whether Emma or Sophia will prove most common, but this year has kind of a fun fact among the fastest growing names: For boys, it's Kylo, presumably after Star Wars baddie Kylo Ren, which shot up from No. 3,269 in 2015 to No. 901 in 2016. Americans are apparently borrowing heavily from current pop culture, notes the AV Club: Other fast growing names for boys included Adonis, Benicio, Creed, Fox, and Zayn. Even without female members of One Direction, girls also borrowed from pop culture, with Kehlani, Saoirse, Reign (the AV Club notes this is probably Kardashian related), and Maren making the list. Khaleesi also made the list, but not very high up. As for the most popular: Noah, Liam, William, Mason, and James have it for the boys, while Emma, Olivia, Ava, Sophia, and Isabella win it for the girls.

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