As 2016 nears a close, much in the world seems to have changed; however, baby names have mostly stayed the same. Baby Center announced their most popular names of 2016, and it bears a lot of resemblance to the list from years past. As in 2015, Sophia was the most popular name for girls, while Jackson was the most popular name for boys.

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According to the site, which includes lists dating back to 1880, Peyton and Mateo are trending big time, while Melanie, Luna, Zane and Kai all made their first appearance on the top 100 list. For the first time, Riley has broken into the top 10 at #7. Meanwhile, Lily, Emily, Jacob and Logan are all out of the top 10.

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Politically, there weren’t any real heavy hitters, Donald came in at #672, which is up from #749 in 2015. Hillary was at #2,864, up from #3,876 in 2015 (a 64 percent increase). And in case you were wondering, the most popular names in 1880 were Mary and John.

Cadens, Brooklyns and Braydens, oh my — check out the most popular 2016 baby names AP Images/WavebreakMediaMicro
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