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Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast

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

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    Mason has become mega-popular, hitting the Number 2 spot in 2011, by far the highest its ever been on the Social Security list. Mason is an occupational surname that's been heating up for several ... Read More 

  • Matteo

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    This attractively energetic Italian version of the classic Matthew is primed to move further and further into mainstream American nomenclature; in terms of popularity, it has moved to Number 412, w... Read More 

  • Maverick

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    At the rate it's growing, Maverick soon won't seem like such a maverick anymore. Heard first in a 1950s James Garner western TV series, and then as the Tom Cruise character in Top Gun , Maverick sy... Read More 

  • Miles

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    Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished name that has been appreciated in particular by celebrity baby namers, including Elisab... Read More 

  • Milo

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    Milo has long been a highly recommended author favorite, now getting some well deserved appreciation. With its German, Greek and jaunty Anglo/Irish input, Milo combines the strength of the ancient... Read More 

  • Nico

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    Nico is one of the great nickname names, full of charm, energy and sex appeal--a neo Nick. It has risen 95 places in the past year, one of the ten highest risers on the boys' list in 2011. Nico is... Read More 

  • Paxton

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    Paxton stands out from a lot of other two-syllable surname names for two reasons: the dynamic letter X in the middle, and its admirable peace association, providing the great nickname Pax. Paxton ... Read More 

  • Porter

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    A quintessential yuppie name, one of the many P surnames to catch on in the early 1990s.  Read More 

  • Reid

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    The Reid spelling is the most popular by a hair, though honestly, we're not sure why, since Reed is so much more straightforward. See REED.  Read More 

  • Remington

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    Remington Steele was the perfect name for an upper-crust action hero on 1980s television.  Read More 

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