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‘Star Wars’ baby names Kylo, Rey and Jedi on the rise

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in "The Force Awakens." Credit: Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Pictures / David James

It’s only been about three months since “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit movie theaters, but the film is already influencing parents’ baby name choices.

Just in time for the movie’s DVD release, BabyCenter, a parenting and pregnancy digital platform, found “Star Wars”-themed baby names are on the rise in 2016.

Kylo moved up BabyCenter’s boys’ list by 67 percent since 2016. For girls, the name Rey moved up more than 11,000 spots since 2015 -- an 82 percent increase. A classic favorite, Leia, ranks number 211, more than 2,000 spots higher than Rey and up 64 percent over the past 10 years.

Lucas has been on a steady climb for the past 20 years and is ranked No. 5 so far this year. Surprisingly, parents were not influenced by the names Luke, Finn and Poe this year.

What’s more, BabyCenter said the name Jedi moved up to 3,392 in 2016 versus 3,774 in 2015 and the name Rogue jumped from 5,522 in 2015 to 2,089 in 2016.

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