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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  • Legend

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    Legend joins cousins Story, Saga and Fable in the baby name pantheon of narrative words. Unlike Story and Fable, however, Legend comes with additional weight, being used for fame ("living... Read More 

  • Lexi

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    Lexi and Lexie, pixieish offshoots of the prolific Alex family, have come into their own. Read More 

  • Londyn

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    This is a variation of London that keeps climbing the charts. Could it even surpass the original London, at Number 105--it's nearly there, at Number 160? Hard to imagine, yet it's almost as hard... Read More 

  • Macy

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    Singer Macy Gray has popularized this cute and upbeat choice—once solely associated with the department store—a modern replacement for Stacy and Tracy. Read More 

  • Malaysia

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    This exotic place-name is rising in popularity -- 2015 was its third straight year in the Top 500, despite (or perhaps because of) the unfortunate association with an airplane that went missing in... Read More 

  • Meadow

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    How perfect was it that Tony Soprano's daughter's name was Meadow, suggesting that the TV mobster was once a kinder, gentler young dad. Read More 

  • Milan

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    As Mila rises for girls, so Milan is becoming a more popular option for boys, especially after singer Shakira chose it for her son. After a 55-year hiatus, it reentered the Top 1000 in 2013 and is... Read More 

  • Milania

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    This name similar to Milana and Melania was popularized by Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Guidice's daughter. It has ranked in the US Top 1000 since 2011.Read More 

  • Mya

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    This distinctive spelling was popularized by the R&B singer Mya (Harrison) and has inspired many baby namers to adopt Mya for themselves.Read More 

  • Nevaeh

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    Nevaeh has had phenomenal success since singer Sonny Sandoval introduced the idea of turning Heaven around and using it as a baby name. Especially popular with religious parents, Nevaeh has been... Read More 

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