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  • Bailey

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    Bailey -- a jaunty surname -- was first used for a female TV character in 1978, then caught on big time. Bailey's still an appealing choice, though, and a celebrity fave.  Read More 

  • Braden

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    One of the trendiest of the new two-syllable boys' names that have swept the country in the past few years, including the rhyming Aidan, Caden, Kaden, and Jaden.  Read More 

  • Brock

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    Brock is a rock solid name, with a touch of preppy sophistication. It has ranked solidly in the 2-300s since 1975. Among Brocks who lived up to their name are Brock Peters (actually born George)... Read More 

  • Cade

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    Strong, ultramasculine, and modern, Cade shot up the popularity lists--it's been as high as Number 201-- along with cousins Caden and Cale. Like Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, Melanie and Beau, it was wo... Read More 

  • Carden

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    Highly unusual but stylish-sounding occupational name, with a pleasant association with gardens.  Read More 

  • Corbin

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    Corbin, the name of the castle where the Holy Grail was said to be hidden, came to the fore in the 1980s via actor Corbin Bernsen when he was the high profile star of LA Law , but its use is only n... Read More 

  • Eamon

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    This Irish name pronounced ay-mon was popularized in the U.S. by early president of the independent republic Eamon de Valera (birth name George), who was born in the United States to an Irish mothe... Read More 

  • Holden

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    Holden is a classic case of a name that jumped out of a book and onto birth certificates--though it took quite a while. Parents who loved J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are flocking to the... Read More 

  • Hudson

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    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now at Number 87 and climbing. , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the years, from expl... Read More 

  • Kiefer

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    Kiefer is a strong occupational surname associated with "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, but one that could well join the other 'er' surnames currently in favor. Kiefer Sutherland, the son of actor Do... Read More 

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