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Boys' baby names moving quickly up the popularity ladder include:
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  • Abel

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    Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing. Abel has literary connections to the novels of Dickens an... Read More 

  • Abram

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    Abraham's original name in the Bible; more user-friendly but with less substance. And it does share that cool nickname Bram. It is swiftly rising, shooting up 50 spaces in 2012.  Read More 

  • Archer

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    Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald to get to t... Read More 

  • Arthur

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    Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents. In addition to its leading role in the A... Read More 

  • Asher

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    Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is definitely on the rise, climbing almost one hundred places in the last five years, and a nameberry biblical favorite. Asher's a... Read More 

  • Atticus

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    Atticus, with its trendy Roman feel combined with the upstanding, noble image of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird , is a real winner. In fact so many people have been inspired by the charact... Read More 

  • Axel

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    Axel is the perfect heavy metal rock name, thanks to Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose (born William). Axel is a popular Scandinavian form of the Biblical Absalom, who was a son of King David, and is the nam... Read More 

  • Barrett

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    Pleasing sound and pleasing association with poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, though little girls may associate it with the word barette.  Read More 

  • Beckett

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    Beckett is one of the big baby name hits of the decade. A handsome name with an attractively brisk sound, and rich in literary associations via major Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, it is especia... Read More 

  • Bennett

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    Bennett is Ben with a bow tie, kind of a cross between Benjamin and Beckett. And it's one of the fastest-rising boy names, jumping from Number 362 to Number 202 in the last four years alone--and it... Read More 

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