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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 

  • Max

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    Max was transformed from cigar-chomping grandpa to rosy-cheeked baby in the 1980s, along with card-playing partners Sam and Jake. Never quite as popular as it seemed, Max is now, at Number 105, cl... Read More 

  • Maxfield

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    This name may be related to the Latin Maximus, which means "the greatest," or to a British landowner's name, but for most modern parents, it's one of several ways to get to short form Max. Proba... Read More 

  • Maxwell

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    A happy medium between the weighty Maximilian and the laid-back Max. Lance Armstrong chose it for his son. Early influences on the name's revival include Maxwell Smart of the television show, and ... Read More 

  • Mckinley

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    New Presidential name, if you're ready to move beyond Lincoln and Jefferson. At the turn of the last century, during the original McKinley's heyday, as a first name it almost reached the Top 100. Read More 

  • Sam

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    Sam has long been used on its own for boys. Now, Sam's very popular in the bourgeois bohemian world for both sexes.  Read More 

  • Thad

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  • Theo

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    Many modern parents use Theo as the short form for Theodore rather than the dated Ted--including some celebs, such as Dallas Bryce Howard-- but others bypass the Grandpa name Theodore entirely and ... Read More 

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