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Kylo is the fastest growing baby name in the US thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kylo is the fast growing baby name in the US [Getty/Disney]

Kylo Ren was a character introduced in the new franchise, played by Girls star Adam Driver.

It seems that despite his villainous tendencies, Star Wars fans are now calling their new babies Kylo.

Watch your backs, dads!

Adam Driver plays the villainous Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Disney]

According to the Social Security Administration, Kylo rose in the male baby name ranks by 2,368 spots to No. 901.

For girls, it was Kehlani, as in Grammy-nominated singer Kehlani Parrish, which jumped 2,487 spots to No. 872.

Kylo will return in the new Star Wars film, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, as the commander of the First Order, a sinister regime that has risen from the remains of the old Galactic Empire.

Poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Lucasfilm/Disney]

He is the son of Han Solo and General Leia, and actually changed his name to Kylo Ren after going to the Dark Side under the tutelage of Supreme Leader Snoke.

His real name is Ben, which is number six on the Social Security Administration’s most popular baby name list.

You can check out the UK’s most popular baby names here.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi – starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill – is in cinemas on December 15

Check out all of Disney’s film release schedule for the next four years here.

Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/movies/1073004/kylo-the-fastest-growing-baby-name-in-the-us-star-wars-the-force-awakens-the-last-jedi-adam-driver

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