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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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  • Paige

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    Paige is more name, and less word than the occupational Page. Paige is also sleek and sophisticated a la Brooke and Blair and has been in or around the Top 100 since 1990, reaching as high as Numbe... Read More 

  • Parker

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    One of the first generation of surname names, along with Porter and Morgan, Parker's still one of the most appealing and remains firmly in the Top 75. The association with Charlie Parker gives Park... Read More 

  • Porter

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    A quintessential yuppie name, one of the many P surnames to catch on in the early 1990s.  Read More 

  • Riley

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    Riley -- an upbeat, friendly Irish surname name -- is red hot for girls (though still going strong for boys). Currently, around five-thousand girls are named Riley each year! It's now Number 45 for... Read More 

  • Ryan

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    Ryan has been one of the most popular Irish names in America for decades; it had been in the Top 20 since 1976, and still stands at Number 30, even though parents now have such a wide choice of Iri... Read More 

  • Sullivan

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    Sullivan is a jaunty Celtic three-syllable name, with a real twinkle in its eye. It was immortalized in the 1930s classic film Sullivan's Travels and was chosen for one of Patrick Dempsey's twin b... Read More 

  • Taylor

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    Taylor is one of the prime unisex surnames used for girls and a soap opera favorite. Taylor was in the Top 10 for the last several years of the twentieth century, so that now Taylor feels a little... Read More 

  • Tyler

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    The presidential Tyler rocketed up popularity charts in the late 1980s and early 1990s (it ranked Number 9 for that entire decade), along with cousin Taylor, becoming almost pandemic across the lan... Read More 

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