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Surname names have been on the rise as baby names for a couple of decades now. Here are some of the most popular, for girls as well as boys.
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  • Grayson

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    Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, is on the fast track. Though--you may be surprised to know--Grayson has been in the Top 1000 since 1984, it is now at its highest poin... Read More 

  • Harper

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    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped an impressive 30 places between 2011 and 2012, a prime example of the trend for using surnames-turned-boys'-names for girls. Harper was rarely hear... Read More 

  • Hunter

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    Hunter, currently at Number 36--up nine places since last year-- is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a softened masc... Read More 

  • Jackson

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    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorites, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson Daly, Maria Bello, Natalie Maines, Scott Wolf, Maya Rudolph, ... Read More 

  • Jordan

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    Jordan became a huge unisex success in the heyday of basketball's Michael Jordan, and is still Number 53 for boys, 260 for girls--it has always been used for children of both genders.The name was o... Read More 

  • Landon

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    Landon is a popular surname name, now ranking at Number 39, slightly down from last year but still surpassing its once more popular rhyming cousin Brandon. For some it may bring back nostalgic memo... Read More 

  • Logan

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    Logan is a a bright and cheerful Scottish surname that originated from a place of that name in Ayrshire. Logan has been climbing steadily since the mid-70s; it was in the Top 20 from 2006 to 2011,... Read More 

  • Mackenzie

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    Originally inspired as a a girl's name by eighties TV actress Mackenzie Phillips, parents have flocked to Mackenzie -- once only a male name -- for their daughters. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowli... Read More 

  • Mckenna

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    Mackenzie begat McKenna -- a catchy but very trendy choice.  Read More 

  • Morgan

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    Morgan has long been a traditional Welsh male name whose most notable female antecedent is Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's half sister and a famed sorceress in Arthurian legend. In this country, Morga... Read More 

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