Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast

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... Read More 

  • Abram

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    Abram was Abraham's original name in the Bible; it's more user-friendly but with a bit less gravitas. And it does offer that cool nickname Bram, as well as the friendly Abe. After some early... Read More 

  • Anson

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    Anson has always been rare, though you might think of actor Anson Williams, best known for playing Potsie Weber on 1970s sitcom Happy Days. As a direct result of the show's popularity,... 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... Read More 

  • Arian

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    This variation of Aryan has a slightly less racist connotation, making it a bit more acceptable. Arian has only been in the US Top 1000 since 2011, but it already seems to be on its way back out.... Read More 

  • Arlo

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    Arlo has many possible derivations: possibly a shortened form of Italian name Carlo, in Basque-speaking regions it is the word for area, and in English, Arlo was first used in the 16th Century by... 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... Read More 

  • Asher

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    Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is definitely on the rise, climbing more than one hundred places in the last few years, and a Nameberry biblical favorite. ... Read More 

  • Atlas

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    Previously thought too powerful for a baby boy--who would have to be strong enough to carry the sky on his shoulders--Atlas has joined the pantheon of Greek and Roman god and goddess names now in... 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... Read More 

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