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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 Dickens an... Read More 

  • Abram

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

  • Anson

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    Dated Happy Days name that experienced a revival in 2013, reentering the Top 1000 as one of the year's fastest-rising names, all thanks to Anson Elgort, the hot young star of Fault in our Stars . 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 

  • Arian

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    This variation of Aryan has a slightly less racist connotation, making it a bit more acceptable. The rise of all Aria variations can be credited for this being one of the fastest-rising boys' names... Read More 

  • Arlo

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    Arlo, strongly associated with shaggy singer Arlo Guthrie, has an animated and cheery feel, thanks to its upbeat o ending. Some Arlo-lovers these days might be more inspired by "Justified" 's anti-... 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 

  • 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 t... 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 

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