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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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  • Paterson

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    Paterson is a surname-name to continue a line of Peters and also the name of a city in New Jersey, hometown of poets William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg. Read More 

  • Phelan

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    Phelan, pronounced FAY-lan or FEE-lan, is an appealing Irish surname name, with a rich history in Irish myth and religious and secular life. One bearer was a fiercely loyal follower of the legendar... Read More 

  • Prentice

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    Long-used surname name that's up for promotion to greater popularity.  Read More 

  • Radburn

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    Upper-crusty surname name.  Read More 

  • Redmond

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    We love this partly for purely personal reasons, since it is one of our surnames. We used it as the middle name of a son -- and it can make a good first choice too. Redmond--aka Reamann or Raemo... Read More 

  • Sanford

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    A dated fifties surname name that led to the nickname SAndy. Read More 

  • Sawyer

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    Sawyer is a surname with a more relaxed and friendly feel than many others, and is one of the hottest occupational names right now, with the Nameberry seal of approval. Sawyer is becoming increasin... Read More 

  • Seeley

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    Surname name with an uplifting meaning. Read More 

  • Smith

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    Even if it is the Number one surname in the U.S.--with more than 2.5 million bearers--we still think that Smith would make a cool first or middle name, whether or not it has family history. Though... Read More 

  • Springer

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    This lively, springy, rarely-used surname name has an interesting history. For the English, German, Dutch and Ashkenazic Jews it was a nickname for a lively person or traveling entertainer, derivin... Read More 

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