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Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast

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

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    There's Rhys and there's Reese (now more popular for girls) and there's Reece, and we particularly like the traditional Welsh spelling, which has been climbing since it entered the list in 2004, po... Read More 

  • Ronan

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    Ronan is the compelling legendary name of twelve Irish and Scottish saints that is now drawing some deserved attention; this cousin of the ascending Roman and Rowan was chosen by actor Daniel Day-L... Read More 

  • Russell

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    One of many names that started as a nickname for a redhead; this has lost its color, except for one dynamic bearer, Russell Crowe.  Read More 

  • Ryker

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    Undoubtedly rising to popularity because of its trendy Ry beginning (as in Riley, Ryder, and Rylan) and its two-syllable rhythm, but parents should be aware that Riker's Island is an infamous New Y... Read More 

  • Ryland

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  • Sawyer

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    Sawyer is a surname with a more relaxed and friendly feel than many others, and is one of the hottest occupational names right now, with the Nameberry seal of approval. Sawyer is becoming increasin... Read More 

  • Silas

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    Silas, once a folksy-sounding, rural New Testament name associated with George Eliot's Silas Marner , is definitely beginning to be reevaluated, a la similar flavored Caleb and Linus, and becoming ... Read More 

  • Theodore

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    When Theodore Roosevelt took office in 1901, the name Theodore was in the Top 40, with Teds and Teddys everywhere. After some damaging stereotypes -- the chubby Chipmunk Theodore and Beaver Cleaver... Read More 

  • Titus

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    Titus, once seen as a slightly forbidding Roman, New Testament, and Shakespearean name, was brought back to contemporary life by the TV series "Titus 2000," and is now, at Number 360, by far the hi... Read More 

  • Walker

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    Walker is both a Waspy surname name--as in the W in George W. Bush-- but it also has a gentle ambling quality and a creative connection to such greats as writer Walker Percy and photographer Walker... Read More 

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