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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    Giovanni is a venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool, and is now among the U. S. Top 125 boys' names. Ubiquitous in Italy, it has countless notable namesakes, from writer Boc... 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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