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hottest boys' names

by Joe Satran

The boys’ names here are all up dramatically in usage over the past ten years. The explosion might be due to a popular sports star, as with Iker, or a celebrity baby, such as Knox, or some mysterious algorithm of qualities. Here, the 25 hottest names for baby boys and how much they’ve increased from 2006 to 2016.

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

Happy Father’s Day to all, and especially to these 12 celeb dads who have fathered new babies in the year since last Father’s Day—some for the very first time and some who have added to their growing families (Mel Gibson’s 9th, Mick Jagger’s 8th, Kelsey Grammer’s 7th). And since we gave a Nameberry shout-out to the moms of beautifully-named babies in the past year, some you won’t be seeing here: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Liveley’s Ines, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunos’s Dimitri Portwood, and Jason Sukeikis and Olivia Wilde’s Daisy Josephine.

So, in addition to the much celebrated Papa Clooney and twins Ella and Aexander, we now salute:

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Fashionable Classic Baby Names

fashionable classic twin names

by Linda Rosenkrantz

Can baby names be both fashionable and classic? Absolutely, and the names of George and Amal Clooney‘s newborn twins Ella and Alexander are a case in point. Both have long histories and international status, yet feel way more stylish than classic names like say, Anne and John.

Fashionable classic baby names might be high on the popularity list (Olivia, William) or further out on the cutting edge of style (Louisa and Walter). But all are proven commodities that combine elegance with staying power. Here are 12 of the best. For more, see our new list of Fashionable Classic Baby Names.

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hottest names for girls

by Joe Satran

You know those baby names you feel like you’ve never heard before and then suddenly seem to be everywhere? It’s not an illusion: Some names come from seemingly nowhere to explode onto the scene, like the girls’ names here, up dramatically in usage over the past ten years. Here, the 25 hottest names for baby girls and how much they’ve increased from 2006 to 2016.

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Craziest Baby Names Right Now

By Linda Rosenkrantz

A look at the year’s Craziest Baby Names has become a Nameberry tradition.

Every year, after we’ve parsed the most popular names, we dive deep into the extended popularity list to names given to only five or six babies in the past year to find the names that have moved from creative to crazy.

The 12 names below, all of them—believe it or not—given to at least five American babies in 2016—win the dubious honor of being our picks for the craziest of this year’s crazy baby names.

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