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Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast

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

  • Kyrie

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    This lesser-known religious name was one of the fastest-rising choices on the 2013 list, making it to Number 590. 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 

  • Langston

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    The great African-American Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes put this one on the map; actor Laurence Fishburne adopted it for his now grown son, born in 1987. Despite these popular associat... Read More 

  • Legend

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    Legend joins cousins Story and Fable in the baby name pantheon. Legend entered the Top 1000 this year for the first time, and we're wondering if it had anything to do with popular singer John Lege... Read More 

  • Lennox

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    Lennox is an aristocratic and powerful Scottish surname name made truly special by that final x. The worldwide fame of British boxer--World and Olympic champion--Lennox Claudius Lewis brought the ... 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 the fastest-rising Irish names in the US, breaking into the Top 10 for the first time ever in 2012, and now at a re... Read More 

  • Lionel

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    Lionel is one leonine name that hasn't taken off as cousins Leo and Leonardo have, though it did reenter the Top 1000 in 2010 after several years away; it was at its highest point in the 1920s and ... Read More 

  • Lochlan

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    Currently more popular than the other spelling, this name may be gaining a bit of momentum -- it reached the Top 1000 in 2013 and was one of the year's fastest-rising names. Read More 

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