Girl Baby Names Moving Up Fast

Baby girl names moving quickly up the popularity ladder include:
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  • 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 US Top 1000 for the first time in... Read More 

  • Isla

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    Isla is the name of a Scottish river, an island (spelled Islay), and the hot young red-haired actress Isla Fisher, wife of Sacha Baron Cohen. Isla is also among the fastest rising names in the US, ... Read More 

  • Ivory

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    Ivory was last popular a hundred years ago -- oddly, more for boys (à la Keenen Ivory Wayans) than girls. In 2013, it finally began to regain some momentum in the female rankings, reentering the T... Read More 

  • Ivy

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    The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, sure to be propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for baby girl Blue Ivy.... Read More 

  • Josie

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    Josie is jaunty and friendly: among the most winning of all nickname names. She has never NOT been on the Social Security list since records began being kept, has hit its highest spot since 1910 --... Read More 

  • Journey

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    One of the new word names, appealing to parents attracted to the idea of a spiritual -- or even an actual -- voyage. In 2010, it jumped 75 places, then another 49 in 2011, and now resides at number... Read More 

  • Juliet

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    One of the most romantic names, the lovely and stylish Juliet seems finally to have shaken off her limiting link to Romeo. In Shakespeare's play, it was Juliet who said "What's in a name?" This yea... Read More 

  • June

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    June, a sweetly old-fashioned month name that was long locked in a time capsule with June Allyson (born Ella) and June Cleaver, may not be exactly busting out all over, but is definitely showing si... Read More 

  • Juniper

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    Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name -- it's a small evergreen shrub -- with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel, Acacia,... Read More 

  • Kate

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    Kate, in the headlines via Catherine Middleton, has been as pervasive as Kathy was in the 1950s and 1960s, both as a nickname for Katherine and Kaitlyn and as a strong, classic stand-alone name. K... Read More 

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