New Baby Names on the Rise

These are baby names that have only started to be heard in recent years, but are rising through baby names popularity lists and we predict will be used more frequently in the future.
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  • Ainsley

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    While theoretically unisex, this surname name has been edging up the girls' baby names list, perhaps originally as an Ashley substitute, and is now in the Top 400 baby names.  Read More 

  • Alivia

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    While Alivia may not have achieved the megapopularity of its mother name, it's near the Top 200 which means there are an awful lot of little girls with this same-but-different name. Alivia combine... Read More 

  • Aria

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    The light and airy Aria is an operatic choice moving quickly up the charts and also a current favorite on Nameberry. Aria entered the list in 2000 and has risen since then to the Top 40. Televisi... Read More 

  • Ariella

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    This variation of Ariel, with the extra-feminine suffix, was on the rise in 2013. It gained 112 spots to make it within the Top 500. Read More 

  • Arly

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  • Aryan

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    Very popular Iranian name moving up on U. S. charts; Arian spelling might help avert hot potato racist connotations.  Read More 

  • Ashlyn

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    Though it relates to the Irish original, Ashlyn and its next most popular form, Ashlynn, owe more of their rising popularity as baby names in the US to the megastar Ashley.  Read More 

  • Ashton

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    Hot star Ashton Kutcher is pushing this unisex choice toward the boys' camp, but its variation Ashtyn is on the rise.  Read More 

  • Aubrianna

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    Aubrianna, along with Aubriella, is an elaboration of a perfectly-good if too-trendy name, Aubrey. The final anna or ana or ella does not improve on the original. But A names of all kinds continu... Read More 

  • Audrina

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    Audrina is a name that owes its fame to overnight reality TV sensation Audrina Partridge, one of the original cast of the MTV reality series The Hills . Audrina has been rising on the charts in the... Read More 

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