Don’t ask Alexa about recent trends around the most popular baby names in the United States — Amazon’s virtual assistant might not be in much of a talking mood.
University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen is out with his latest take on the data related to what we name our kids.
If you’ve got a girl named Alexa, she’s sure to hear her name more and more frequently thanks to the rise of Echo devices. But it seems fewer actual humans will have that name — probably thanks to Amazon.
Using figures from the Social Security Adminstration, Cohen reported that it was another bad year for Alexa. After a drop of 21.3 percent in 2016, it was down another 19.5% in 2017.
According to the SSA, 3,883 girls were names Alexa in 2017, which represents 0.207 percent of the total female births for the year.
Alexa was most popular in 2015, when 6,050 girls got that name. Recode pointed out that that’s the same year Amazon started selling the Echo widely.
Want to see the most popular names not attached to AI yet? Watch the video below: