In this head-to-head race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, she wins.
At least her name does.
The presidential race is inspiring parents to name their babies after the candidates – and their family members, as it turns out.
Here’s the lowdown on the baby naming that’s happened in the first months of 2016:
▪ Hillary (in all its spellings) has increased 142 percent in popularity since the same time last year.
▪ Bill has risen 113 percent.
▪ Melania is up 36 percent.
▪ Chelsea rose 18 percent
Donald rose in popularity 8 percent; Ivanka is up 4 percent.
“A presidential election is a big deal, and new parents who choose names like Hillary and Donald are placing a bet that their new baby will share the name of the next American president,” BabyCenter’s global editor in chief, Linda Murray, said in a statement.
“In a sense, they’re already voting for their favorite candidate. Time will tell whether they picked a winner or the next John Kerry or Mitt Romney.”
Alas, parents aren’t feeling the Bern.
The name Bernard dropped 50 percent in popularity from last year and no new little Bernies showed up in the website’s database.
Parents are feeling particularly patriotic this year. The name Hamilton, thanks to the runaway Broadway show about Alexander Hamilton, has increased nearly 60 percent in popularity since last June.
The name Jefferson is up 171 percent, James rose 25 percent for boys and 40 percent for girls, and George is up 21 percent.
“When parents reach into history to select a leader’s name for their child, it’s usually because they feel inspired by that person’s values and legacy,” Murray said. “The Broadway show’s multiethnic, cross-culture story speaks to millennial parents. Hamilton is the new Lincoln or Madison.”
And just FYI, here are the most popular baby names so far for 2016, ranked 1 through 10 by BabyCenter:
Girls: Emma, Olivia, Ava, Sophia, Isabella, Mia, Charlotte, Harper, Amelia and Abigail.
Boys: Liam, Noah, Ethan, Mason, Lucas, Oliver, Aiden, Logan, James and Elijah.