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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  • Cohen

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    Cohen is a common last name among Jews and a royal name in the Jewish religion, standing for someone who is the priest in a temple. Cohen is now gaining an unlikely following as a first name among... Read More 

  • Crosby

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Crosby is an attractively laid-back Irish surname with retro musical associations to Bing and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and with a jaunty air. Crosby Braverman is currently the name of a character... Read More 

  • Deacon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This name was transposed from the word for a church officer to a baby name when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe chose it for their son, after a baseball player ancestor, and Don Johnson... Read More 

  • Elle

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Combine the charming heroine of the movie Legally Blonde with supermodel Elle Macpherson and the trend toward all names beginning with "el"—Ellie, Ella, Eleanor—and you have one hit name.... Read More 

  • Ember

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    Unlike Amber, which is in decline, this name still has a bit of a glow left -- though confusions between the two will inevitably arise.Read More 

  • Essence

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    Heavily perfumed word name that peaked a few years ago. Read More 

  • Finley

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Scottish royal name (it belonged to Macbeth's father) riding the wave of Finn names. Chris O'Donnell used it for one of his sons, and Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn did a gender switch when they... Read More 

  • Flynn

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    Flynn, a charming Irish surname, is still used only quietly, despite its easygoing, casual cowboy charm, unlike Finn which is a star of this genre. Flynn was the choice of Orlando Bloom and... Read More 

  • Gemma

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    Gemma is a jewel of a name, an Italian classic that was very popular in 1980s England, but has only recently been started to be used here; it entered the list in 2008, and is already at 269. ... Read More 

  • Genesis

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    Genesis -- the name of the first book of the Bible -- is not nearly as original for babies as you'd think; Genesis was used for more than 4000 baby girls in the last year counted. But it's fallen... Read More 

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