According to USA Today, the new list of most popular baby Names of 2017 came out on Friday, May 11. Every year, the new list is announced by the Social Security Administration.

The new list contains the top 10 names for girls and boys. Some of them are familiar because this is not the first time they have been on the list. They are names of famous people as well as some from the Bible. See if yours or your child's name made the list.

Girls on the list

The most popular girl's name is Emma, and this is not the first time Emma has been the most popular.

In fact, it is the fourth consecutive year Emma was at the top of the girls' list.

The other well-known top girls' names are Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Sophia, Mia, Charlotte, Amelia, Evelyn, and Abigail. This list includes names of some Celebrities, but not one biblical name is included in the top 10.

Boys on the list

Liam was the second most popular name for boys last year. It moved to the top of the list this year. Some people might know that the Australian actor Liam Hemsworth is Myrus Cyrus' boyfriend who has appeared in many movies and television shows.

Following Liam on the list are Noah, William, James, Logan, Benjamin, Mason, Elijah, Oliver, and Jacob. While some of the names are familiar celebrity names, four of them are biblical names.

Biblical names

There were no biblical girls' names on the list, but the four biblical boys' names make up for it. At the top of the list is Noah.

He was the one in the Bible who built the ark at the time when it didn't rain, but he was obedient to God's command. The story of Noah is found in the book of Genesis.

Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel. Elijah was a prophet who performed many miracles. He was one of only two men in the Bible who didn't die. God caused Elijah to go to heaven in a whirlwind.

Jacob was the father of the 12 tribes of Israel. It is interesting that father and son, Jacob and Benjamin, are both listed.

Ways to choose names

Parents use different methods to choose names for their babies. Often their children are named after a relative. This method honors the family member. Sometimes the names are selected because the parents are fond of a favorite television personality or a character in a classic book.

If both parents can't agree on a couple of names, they will compromise by giving their baby both names. One will be the first name, and the second choice will be the middle name.

What do you think about this year's list?