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.
  • Giada

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Giada is a fresh spin on Jade, which has been quietly and stylishly used in English-speaking countries for several years now. Popular cook Giada De Laurentiis made this a possibility, then... Read More 

  • Grayson

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, is on the fast track. Though--you may be surprised to know--Grayson has been in the Top 1000 since 1984, it is now at its highest... Read More 

  • Harley

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Once a macho biker name, Harley is now showing its softer side, given to over nine hundred girls last year, which is more than twice the number of boy Harleys. In the UK, Harley is still much more... Read More 

  • Harlow

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter), the original platinum blonde bombshell, was a symbol of 1930s glamour, a factor that first Patricia Arquette and then Nicole Richie and Joel Madden probably... Read More 

  • Harmony

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    If Melody and Lyric are on your style sheet, the peaceful Harmony, popularized by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, should be too. Read More 

  • Haven

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Haven is a recently invented safe-harbor name that appeals to an increasing number of parents who don't want to voyage quite as far as Heaven.

    Its choice by Jessica Alba for her second... Read More 

  • Hayden

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A newly successful name for girls, which, like Brayden and Caden, used to be strictly for the boys. Right now it is at Number 142 for boys and 199 for girls, so it's officially ambisexual. Young... Read More 

  • Heaven

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Last year just under one thousand little Heavens came down to earth. Among the children named Heaven are the daughters of TV personality Brooke Burke and rap singer Lil' Mo, who also has a... Read More 

  • Jaden

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    From obscure male biblical boy's name to unisex favorite, Jadon/Jaden, in all its variations, has had a meteoric rise in popularity, building on Jade and Jada, plus the trendy en ending. Read More 

  • Jagger

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Jagger is a swaggering Rolling Stone of a name that's been picked up by a number of fellow celebs, including Lindsay Davenport and Brett Scallions--while Soleil Moon Frye pulled a gender switch... Read More 

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