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Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast

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

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    Jax is the Dex-Jex-Bix type of x-ending cool -- possibly too cool -- variation of Jack or nickname for Jaxon or Jackson. Jax has shot up almost 400 places in the last four years and is one of the f... Read More 

  • Jaxson

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    One of several phonetic spellings of Jackson moving up the charts, jumping from #149 to #106 in 2012.  Read More 

  • Jayce

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    Jayce, which probably started out as an abbreviation of names like Jason, with the 'y' borrowed from Jayden, now has a life of its own, making a strong showing on the popularity lists. Read More 

  • Jett

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    Aviation enthusiast John Travolta put this fast-paced name in the lexicon when he used it for his late son, and George Lucas followed suit.  Read More 

  • Kellen

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    Kellen is German in origin and Irish in spirit. Kellen is in the Top 500 and has possibilities for girls too. In fact, Kellen's similarity to such feminine names as Helen, Ellen, and Kelly might m... Read More 

  • Kieran

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    Long popular in Ireland and England, Kieran, the name of Ireland's first-born saint and twenty-five other saints, has been building its U.S. fan base. Strong and attractive, with a fashionable Iri... Read More 

  • Knox

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    Knox is an old Scottish surname that Brad Pitt (whose great-great-grandfather was named Hal Knox Hillhouse) and Angelina Jolie took out of the back cupboard, dusted off, and elevated to coolness--t... Read More 

  • Lane

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    Lane is a recent hit name, that could be used for either gender, but is much more popular for boys. It's a surname that projects the pleasant picture of narrow, tree-lined country roads. Metallica... Read More 

  • Liam

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    Liam began as a short form of William, but has long stood on its own. It is now one of the fastest-rising Irish names in the US, climbing 9 places in the last year to break into the Top 10 for the... Read More 

  • Marshall

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    Being the real name of rapper Eminem doesn't make Marshall any cooler.  Read More 

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