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Surname baby names have been growing in popularity for boys and girls too over the past few decades. Now, anything goes, so look for a long-lost surname in your family or even search the phone book for something you love. Or look through this list for more unusual surname baby names.
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  • Grady

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    Following in the footsteps of popular brother Brady, Grady is another lively, ebullient Irish surname name. The O'Gradys (originally O Gradaugh) were an ancient clan which produced an impressive n... Read More 

  • Gray

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    The girls have Violet and Scarlet and Ruby and Rose, but for the boys there's a much more limited palette of color names. Gray (or Grey), is one exception, which could make for a soft and evocative... Read More 

  • Guthrie

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    Guthrie, an attractive Irish surname-name, has a particularly romantic, windswept aura, with a touch of the buckaroo thrown in. Guthrie's folkie quality is tied to the father and son pair of singe... Read More 

  • Harrison

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    Harrison, a name made viable by Harrison Ford, is increasingly popular with parents who want an H name that's more formal than Harry or Hank but doesn't veer into the stiff Huntington-Harrington te... Read More 

  • Henderson

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    Bulky surname honoring Grandpa Henry or Saul Bellow's Rain King.  Read More 

  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this on... Read More 

  • Hopper

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    Sean and Robin Wright Penn chose this name for their son to honor their friend Dennis Hopper; others might associate it with the painter Edward. Couldn't be more spirited. 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 

  • Jacoby

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    Jacoby, a surname spin on Jacob is starting to head up the charts as a substitute for that #1 name, thanks largely to the popularity of the Boston Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, the first Native American... Read More 

  • Jefferson

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    The name of the third U.S. President sounds, like Harrison and Jackson, more modern and stylish now than its root name. Used as a first name long before our surname-crazed era, Jefferson was most f... Read More 

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