Girl Baby Names Moving Up Fast

Baby girl names moving quickly up the popularity ladder include:
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  • Gracelyn

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    This name, which clocked in at Number 407 on the 2013 list, is a combination of the traditional Grace and popular suffix -lyn. It climbed over 100 spots between 2012 and 2013, likely due to its tre... Read More 

  • Gwen

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    While Gwen may have originated as a short form of Gwendolen, these days, it usually stands on its own. Rocker Gwen Stefani has given it a shot of cool, and parents are choosing it as a standalone ... Read More 

  • Gwyneth

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    Because of Gwyneth Paltrow, this has almost become a one-person name, but not in the prohibitive there's-only-one-Oprah sense. Also seen as Gwenyth and Gweneth, this mellifluous appellation is de... Read More 

  • Hadlee

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    This extra-trendy -ee suffix is one of the fastest-rising names of 2013, riding the wave of Hadley's popularity. It jumped 326 spots into the Top 1000 this year. Read More 

  • Hadley

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    Hadley, most famous as the name of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, is more sophisticated, professional, and modern than cousins Harley, Haley, or Hayden. After debuting on the Top 1000 list in 1998,... Read More 

  • Harlow

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

  • Harper

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    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped from obscurity to near the top of the popularity list in less than a decade. Harper is a prime example of the trend of surnames that turn into boy... Read More 

  • Hattie

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    Hattie has a good chance of being one of the next wave of vintage grandma nicknames, supplanting Annie and Jenny, and joining the spunkier Mamie and Mitzi, especially since it was chosen by Tori Sp... Read More 

  • Hazel

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    When Julia Roberts named one of her twins Hazel in 2004, there was a great public outcry against "another one of those nutty celebrity names." But we didn't see why. Now that the old Hazel the Maid... Read More 

  • Henley

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    The name of a British town on the Thames that hosts a famous regatta. More popular for boys, but rising in popularity for girls -- it jumped 478 spots to enter the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013. Read More 

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