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

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    Augustine is more substantial (and saintly) than August, less august than Augustus, and, along with its nickname Gus, is definitely a viable choice. Augustine is actually the diminutive form of A... 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 

  • Azariah

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    Azariah is a rarely used biblical name that moves way beyond Adam and Abraham; its pleasant sound makes it no surprise that it rose almost 250 spots to enter the Top 1000 for the first time ever in... 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 194 in the last five years alone--and it... Read More 

  • Bentley

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    Bentley, a somewhat stuffy British surname, previously associated primarily with an incredibly expensive English car, has had a ginormous leap in the past three years--from Number 515 to 81, thanks... Read More 

  • Bo

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    A popular name in Denmark, in this country Beau would have more substance.  Read More 

  • Bodhi

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    A surprise success in the baby name world, Bodhi is a Sanskrit name translated as "enlightenment" or "awakening" which relates to a Buddhist concept, wherein Bodhi is synonymous with the state of n... Read More 

  • Brantley

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    Brantley is one of several English surnames new to the tops in the pops this year, entering at Number 739 in 2009, but has jumped up to number 119 since! A possible-probable inspiration is the coun... Read More 

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