In the overall ranking, Michael and Emily dropped outside the top 10 where they have been for more than a decade. Evelyn and Amelia were new additions to that top grouping. On the boys' side, Logan and Oliver entered the top 10 after not being there on last year's list.
In the SSA ranking, different spellings of a name are treated as independent entries. For instance, Sophia and Sofia are listed separately. Across the nation, these are the most popular names of 2017.
Another metric shared by the SSA is a list of the names with the largest changes in popularity. Melania is a name that stands out among the top 10. The climb was undoubtedly influenced by First Lady Melania Trump. Another notable is Yara, which could potentially show the influence of Game of Thrones. It wouldn't be the first time the show had an impact on a name's popularity. Khaleesi saw a significant jump in popularity between 2015 and 2016. The name grew in popularity again last year, moving from 765th overall to 630th.
These are the names with the largest gains in popularity over the last year.
At the other end of the spectrum are the names that saw the largest decrease in popularity. Among the biggest drops was Kylo, which previously saw a rise following the release of The Force Awakens.