The fastest-rising baby names are all very, very familiar.

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The fastest-rising baby names in 2016 confirm one thing – we’re all a little bit pop culture obsessed.

The US Social Security Administration has just released its annual list of the most popular baby names, and Kylo – the villainous Star Wars character played by Adam Driver – has experienced the biggest jump in popularity.

Yep, this guy.

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Kylo was the fastest-rising boys name in 2016. Image via Universal Pictures.

Kylo leaped 2,368 spots to number 901 on 2016’s list of most popular names for boys. It had been the 3,269th most popular in 2015.

Maybe unsurprisingly, the One Direction boys also featured on the list, with Zayn, Harry and Louis all increasing in popularity. Which means 1D fans are now having children and we feel old.

While the Games of Thrones inspired Khaleesi and Arya both jumped up the list. Again, people seem to like naming their kids after somewhat evil characters from fictional worlds.

Sadly, for the the Central Perk crew - the names Phoebe, Rachel, Chandler and Monica decreased in popularity. However, Joey jumped up the list 68 places, because he is, undoubtedly, the king of the comeback.

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For girls, the names Caitlin, Caitlyn, Katelynn and Kaitlyn - all experienced the biggest drop in popularity, while classic names like Emma, Olivia and Isabella all remained popular.

You can read the full list here and decide which villain you'll name your little bundle of joy after. Because 2017.

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