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Occupational Baby Names

Occupational baby names, most of them originally surnames to describe the person's job, have taken on significant style value over the past years and are destined to rise even further. Think of them as the surname-names or place-names of the future. Most of these baby names work best for boys, but can cross over to the girls' side.
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  • Miller

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    Miller is an up-and-coming choice in the stylish occupational genre, chosen by Stella McCartney, Melissa Etheridge, and by Tea Leoni and David Duchovny. Though relatively rare as a first name, Mi... Read More 

  • Miner

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  • Naylor

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    Unique name for the son of a woodworker.  Read More 

  • 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 

  • Painter

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    Painter is among the most creative choices in this very fashionable category of names, with a particularly pleasant sound. Whereas most occupational names conjure up physical labor, this one feels ... 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 

  • Pilot

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    One celebrity baby Pilot put this occupational choice into the pool -- together with the middle name Inspektor, something we wouldn't advise following.  Read More 

  • Piper

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    Piper is a bright, musical name that's jumped to the Top 100 since it entered the list in 1999, one year after the debut of the TV series Charmed , which featured a Piper, and it's been chosen by s... Read More 

  • Plummer

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    Plummer might be an occupational name for someone who works with pipes -- yes, like a plumber -- or with feathers, from the Olde English (from the French) plume. Or it could indicate someone who l... Read More 

  • Poet

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    A recently entered name on the roster, Poet was used for her daughter by Soleil Moon (Punky Brewster) Frye, who obviously appreciates the advantages of an unusual name. This is a possible middle n... Read More 

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