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The top 100 American baby names, according to the Social Security office

It's official. Emma is still the champion when it comes to baby names in America.

The Social Security Administration announced its annual list of the most popular baby names and Emma has the top spot on the girls' side for the fourth year in a row. On the boys' side Liam took the top spot, nudging last year's champ, Noah, down to second place.

Here are the full top 10 lists for 2017:

Boys: Liam, Noah, William, James, Logan, Benjamin, Mason, Elijah, Oliver, and Jacob.

Girls: Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Sophia, Mia, Charlotte, Amelia, Evelyn and Abigail

How do those lists compare to last year's? Well Michael has fallen out of the top 10 this year after a record 75 years of top 10 popularity! Ethan also dropped, making room for Logan and Oliver to surge into the top 10.

On the girl's top 10 list, Harper has dropped out of the last spot, and Emily also fell out, while Evelyn and Amelia moved up the ranks. Amelia has never been in the top 10 before and Evelyn hasn't seen that part of the list since 1915, but both are part of the larger trend of old-school names for a new generation.

We also want to pay attention to the names that aren't the most popular, but are gaining fast.

Ensley and Wells

Ensley is the fastest-rising girls' name (moving from number 2,426 in 2016 to crack the top one thousand at number 965 this year), and Wells is the rocketship on the boys' side (moving from number 1,419 to 915). Both names have been seen on reality TV recently, as Wells is the name of a Bachelorette contestant and MTV's Jenelle Evans recently named her daughter Ensley.

Another reality TV name, Dream, surged after Rob Kardashian's daughter started a trend (never too early to be a trendsetter in that family).

Falling names

While Ensley, Wells and Dream climbed, some other trendy names have fallen since last year's list. Julianne, Jayden and Jessa dropped on the girls' side while Kylo, Kolby, and Kamdyn fell back for the boys.

Sophia/Sofia

So there you have it, Michael is gone and Emma reigns, although we should point out that if you added all the Sophias and Sofias together, they'd overtake Emma, so Sophia/Sofia really is the most popular baby name of 2017.

Check out the full top 100 list below:

RankMale nameFemale name
1LiamEmma
2NoahOlivia
3WilliamAva
4JamesIsabella
5LoganSophia
6BenjaminMia
7MasonCharlotte
8ElijahAmelia
9OliverEvelyn
10JacobAbigail
11LucasHarper
12MichaelEmily
13AlexanderElizabeth
14EthanAvery
15DanielSofia
16MatthewElla
17AidenMadison
18HenryScarlett
19JosephVictoria
20JacksonAria
21SamuelGrace
22SebastianChloe
23DavidCamila
24CarterPenelope
25WyattRiley
26JaydenLayla
27JohnLillian
28OwenNora
29DylanZoey
30LukeMila
31GabrielAubrey
32AnthonyHannah
33IsaacLily
34GraysonAddison
35JackEleanor
36JulianNatalie
37LeviLuna
38ChristopherSavannah
39JoshuaBrooklyn
40AndrewLeah
41LincolnZoe
42MateoStella
43RyanHazel
44JaxonEllie
45NathanPaisley
46AaronAudrey
47IsaiahSkylar
48ThomasViolet
49CharlesClaire
50CalebBella
51JosiahAurora
52ChristianLucy
53HunterAnna
54EliSamantha
55JonathanCaroline
56ConnorGenesis
57LandonAaliyah
58AdrianKennedy
59AsherKinsley
60CameronAllison
61LeoMaya
62TheodoreSarah
63JeremiahMadelyn
64HudsonAdeline
65RobertAlexa
66EastonAriana
67NolanElena
68NicholasGabriella
69EzraNaomi
70ColtonAlice
71AngelSadie
72BraydenHailey
73JordanEva
74DominicEmilia
75AustinAutumn
76IanQuinn
77AdamNevaeh
78EliasPiper
79JaxsonRuby
80GreysonSerenity
81JoseWillow
82EzekielEverly
83CarsonCora
84EvanKaylee
85MaverickLydia
86BrysonAubree
87JaceArianna
88CooperEliana
89XavierPeyton
90ParkerMelanie
91RomanGianna
92JasonIsabelle
93SantiagoJulia
94ChaseValentina
95SawyerNova
96GavinClara
97LeonardoVivian
98KaydenReagan
99AydenMackenzie
100JamesonMadeline

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