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 in the 200s, which means there are an awful lot of little girls with this same-but-different name. Alivia combines... 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 30. ... Read More 

  • Ariella

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    This variation of Ariel, with the extra-feminine suffix, has been on the rise in recent years. It only entered the Top 1000 in 2008, but is now a fixture in the Top 500.Read More 

  • Arly

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  • Aryan

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    Very popular Iranian name which has been on the U. S. Top 1000 charts for a number of years. However, given its white supremacist connotations, we suggest you try the Arian spelling. 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... 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. But the popularity of her name has... Read More 

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