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Bailey has been well-used over the past two decades, mainly for girls but for boys too. Here, some Bailey alternatives that might feel fresher.
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  • Hadley

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    Hadley, most famous as the name of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, is more sophisticated, professional, and modern than cousins Harley, Haley, or Hayden. After debuting on the Top 1000 list in 1998,... Read More 

  • Harley

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    You can ride one, you can use it as a baby name -- or, as is often the case, both. In spite of its slightly renegade motorcycle image, it is now chosen more frequently for girls.  Read More 

  • Huxley

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    Huxley is definitely rising as a surname name, with its X that makes almost any name cooler. Huxley honors writer Aldous, author of Brave New World , and other members of his distinguished family ... Read More 

  • Mckinley

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    New Presidential name, if you're ready to move beyond Lincoln and Jefferson. At the turn of the last century, during the original McKinley's heyday, as a first name it almost reached the Top 100. Read More 

  • Oakley

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    As sturdy as Oak, with deeper roots, this name was on the rise for both genders in 2013. For males, it made its way to Number 771. Read More 

  • Paley

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    Strong, friendly surname choice, à la Bailey.  Read More 

  • Presley

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    For those not ready to name their daughters Elvis; and used more often than you might think ever since Tanya Tucker chose it for her little girl.  Read More 

  • Radley

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    Radical Bradley.  Read More 

  • Ridley

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    Director Ridley Scott made this one known, but few parents would get beyond the negative first syllable.  Read More 

  • Rory

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    This spirited Gaelic classic, which became popular in Ireland via the illustrious twelfth century king Rory O'Connor, makes a highly energetic choice, now used for either sex. Rory's gender split i... Read More 

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