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  • Adrian

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    Adrian has in the past been neglected due to its similarity to the feminine Adrienne, but is now being reconsidered. Well used in England since the 1950s, and the name of one Pope and several saint... Read More 

  • August

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    August has been heating up in Hollywood--used by Mariska Hargitay, Lena Olin, Dave Matthews and Jeanne Tripplehorn, (and by Garth Brooks for his daughter), and is rapidly becoming the preferred mon... Read More 

  • Augusten

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    Confessional memoirist Augusten Burroughs is the first literary notable to bear one of this family of names since the confessional saint.  Read More 

  • Austin

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    Austin -- a name with an attractive southwestern feel, place-name panache and the solid base of having long been an Anglo-Saxon surname and a first name since medieval times --reached the Top 10 in... Read More 

  • Boston

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    With the popularity of place-names from Brooklyn to Brazil, the attractive and distinctive Boston is surely about to rise.  Read More 

  • Bowie

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    Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn put this name in play as a first name, but David Bowie (born with the considerably less marketable moniker of David Robert Jones) dyed it blond and gave it charisma... Read More 

  • Carson

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    Carson is an androgynous executive-type name, with a dash of the Wild West via the legendary Missouri frontiersman Kit Carson. Dating back to when it was the name of Nancy Drew's Dad, Carson is sti... Read More 

  • Chance

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    Once a cavalier Mississippi gambler type name, Chance has entered the mainstream and is rising rapidly; endorsed by such celebrity dads as Larry King and Paul Hogan.  Read More 

  • Colt

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    Colt is the kind of unconventionally macho name that is so trendy right now, because of or despite its association with horses and guns. Colt rose about a whopping 200 places in popularity over th... Read More 

  • Colton

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    Colton is a trendy two-syllable choice, with the popular 'on/en' ending. Colton jumped onto the popularity list in 1982 at Number 806. Then, in 1988, the hunky character Colton Shore was introduc... Read More 

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