In the year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security’s annual list of the most popular monikers for newborns.
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‘It was inevitable,’ said Laura Wattenberg, founder of BabynameWizard.com. ‘Caitlyn was already falling in popularity. Now it is suddenly controversial.’
Each year, the Social Security Administration releases the top 1,000 baby names and uses the announcement to drive traffic to their website, where workers can start tracking their benefits long before they retire.
Emma was the top baby name for girls for the third year in a row, perhaps inspired by Rachel and Ross’ long awaited daughter in the TV show Friends. It was followed by Olivia, Ava, Sophia and Isabella, the Social Security Administration announced Friday.
Noah was the top baby name for boys for the fourth year in a row. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green picked the name for their own firstborn, who is now four years old. It was followed by Liam, William, Mason and James.
The agency also lists the baby names that increase – and decrease – the most in popularity. All four versions of Caitlyn fell out of the top 1,000.
In 2015, the former Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist, made headlines when she came out as a transgender woman. The iconic cover of Vanity Fair magazine was emblazoned with the quote, ‘Call me Caitlyn,’ on top of a picture of a very glamorous Jenner in a beige bodysuit.