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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. The association with Charlie Parker gives Parker itself a jazzy edge.  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 47 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 26, 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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