Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast

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

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    Foster is one commonly heard last name that makes a fine first. More unusual than Forrester or Gardener yet eminently first-name-ready, the only problem with Foster might be its association with "f... Read More 

  • Gannon

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    The name of a historic Irish leader, Gannon has a solid, yet spirited feel. It rose 231 spots to reach Number 843 in 2013, making it one of the year's most noteworth rising stars. One pop culture i... Read More 

  • Gideon

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    Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name--which has just recently started to climb-- is an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jaco... Read More 

  • Giovanni

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    Venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool, is now among the U. S. Top 200 boys' names.  Read More 

  • Grey

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    The girls have Violet and Scarlet and Ruby and Rose, but for the boys there's a much more limited palette of color names. Grey/Gray is one exception, which could make for a soft and evocative —-if ... Read More 

  • Greyson

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    Greyson and GRAYSON, nephews of JASON, are both on the fast track. GRAY/GREY makes a nice nickname. Read More 

  • Gunner

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    The kind of nouveau macho name favored by NRA-leaning parents. Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers gave it to his son in 2009. It is now ranked at number 239. Gunnar is another spelling that makes t... Read More 

  • Harrison

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    Harrison, a name made viable by Harrison Ford, is increasingly popular with parents who want an H name that's more formal than Harry or Hank but doesn't veer into the stiff Huntington-Harrington te... Read More 

  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this on... Read More 

  • Iker

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    Popular name in Spain might be difficult to pull off in an English-speaking land. But it's one of the fastest-rising choices in the U.S. thanks to soccer star Iker Casillas. Read More 

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