This Star Wars Character Has the Fastest Growing Baby Name in America

Baby name fads change each year. Some stick around while others fade away quickly. I like to think my name has held consistent over the years.

And yes, I am guilty of joining the club of naming my child after something from pop culture - my son's name is Abel after Jax's son in Sons of Anarchy.

According to data released by the Social Security Administration, Kylo was the fastest-rising boy name in America in 2016, just one year after Star Wars: The Force Awakens became a hit at the box office and reintroduced Star Wars to a new generation of fans. 

Adam Driver's performance as Kylo Ren must have been really inspirational to fans of the series, because Kylo is now one of the top 1,000 boys names in the Social Security database, a leap of over 2,300 spots from the year before. 

This is the second consecutive year in which a Star Wars character saw their name rise into the top 1,000 names. Anakin, the name of the boy who would eventually grow into Darth Vader, was no. 957 on the popularity list for boys in 2015.  

Do you know anyone who named/is naming their son Kylo?




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