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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  • Paisley

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    For a name related to a Scottish town, a richly patterned Indian fabric, and a country singer named Brad, Paisley has been a remarkable success story. She entered the Top 1000 in 2006, and now... Read More 

  • Phoenix

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    Phoenix rolls a lot of cool trends into one: it's a place-name and a bird name, it ends in the oh-so-hip letter x, and as the mythic bird that rose from the ashes, it's a symbol of immortality.... Read More 

  • Presley

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    For those not ready to name their daughters Elvis; and used more often than you might think ever since Tanya Tucker chose it for her little girl. It now ranks at Number 189, its highest ever for... Read More 

  • Princeton

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    This uppity name climbed 120 spots to Number 517 in 2014 -- but we still think it's a bit much. Even abroad, where the connection to the prestigious university will be weaker, any name beginning... Read More 

  • Ryker

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    Undoubtedly rising to popularity because of its trendy Ry beginning (as in Riley, Ryder, and Rylan) and its two-syllable rhythm, but parents should be aware that Riker's Island is an infamous New... Read More 

  • Rylan

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    Parents seeking alternatives to the overused Ryan have used these fussier substitutes, but they lack the jaunty charm of the original. Read More 

  • Samiya

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    Samiya is a name used by parents of both Arabic and African ancestry. Spelling variations include Samiyah and Samia.Read More 

  • Sawyer

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    Sawyer is a surname with a more relaxed and friendly feel than many others, and is one of the hottest occupational names right now, with the Nameberry seal of approval. Sawyer is becoming... Read More 

  • Serenity

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    Serenity's a pretty virtue choice, ranking in the Top 60 in 2014, after entering the Social Security list in 1997. It was also the title of the 2005 movie spinoff of the Joss Whedon TV show... Read More 

  • Shiloh

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    Cool meets Born Again meets Brad and Angelina, who made Shiloh an instant star when they chose it for their daughter. While Shiloh has risen from obscurity thanks to its celebrity baby use, it... Read More 

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