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These baby names won ‘most popular’ in California for 2016

Noah William Gentilcore was the first baby born in the Sacramento area on Jan. 1, 2005. Noah led the list of male baby names in 2016.
Noah William Gentilcore was the first baby born in the Sacramento area on Jan. 1, 2005. Noah led the list of male baby names in 2016. Sacramento Bee file

If you named your baby boy Noah in 2016, you’re not alone.

In the Social Security Administration’s list of most popular baby names in California last year, Noah again rose to the top for boys. That makes three straight years in which the name was most popular in the state.

For girls, Mia beat Sophia to take the No. 1 spot. Sophia had been most popular for the past two years.

Matthew, Ethan, Daniel and Sebastian round out the Top 5 for the boys; Sophia, Emma, Olivia and Isabella for the girls.

The least popular names on the Top 100? Cameron for boys; Giselle for girls.

Nationally, Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names.

Kylo – referencing “Star Wars” villain Kylo Ren – broke into the top 1,000 for the first time, at No. 901.

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“Star Wars” fan Caleb Creekmore, 22, of Birmingham, shows off his Kylo Ren mask. Brynn Anderson AP file

Two names saw their popularity sink: Caitlyn (and its variations) and Donald. Caitlyn fell more than any other name, while Donald saw its lowest ranking since data collection started in 1900.

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