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Baby Name Trends 2015: The 15 hottest!

December 4, 2014 Pamela Redmond

Baby name trends for 2015 signal an increasingly adventurous spirit in baby naming, with more meaningful and colorful words becoming names, new gender twists and the tapping of fresh international and pop-culture sources. Here, our predictions for the 15 hottest trends for 2015.

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Ethnic names most likely to rise: Scottish

For decades US baby namers have had a love affair with the Irish--from Brian and Ryan to Liam and Declan. But now parents have begun to look towards other Celtic names--particularly the Scottish-- to name their bairns. These include lovely girls’ names Fiona, Flora, Fenella, Greer, Isla and Elspeth, and for the boys, Finlay, Angus, Duncan, Ewan and Lachlan.

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show of the same name.

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