Names You’ll Be Hearing A Lot More Of

These baby names won’t rank among the most popular when the official statistics are announced next month; many of them won’t even make the Top 1000. But the dozen names here are choices we predict are bound for greater stardom. If you’re looking for a sleeper name likely to gain in style value, or want to avoid a choice that could get a lot more popular, keep your eye on these 12 baby names.

Celia

Celia is a heavenly – literally; that’s its meaning – name that has always been on the U.S. Top 1000. In fact, it hit its zenith in the 1880s and has been trending downward ever since. But we predict a major turnaround, not least because the unrelated but similar-feeling Cecilia/Cecelia is enjoying a rediscovery. Celia has Shakespearean and other classic literary roots, yet manages to feel sleek and modern.

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mill1020 Says:

March 27th, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Say it ain’t so! I don’t want Celia, Faye, Margo(t), or Miller to become more popular.

JH Says:

March 27th, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I really really like Liv, but I’m not sure I’d actually use it. Why does it seem that once you’re of an age to have kids, all the names you’ve liked forever suddenly become popular when they weren’t before?

dovah Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 12:28 am

I’m not an expert in naming trends, but I just can’t see most of these names getting popular any time soon. The only ones I suspect are Celia, Huxley, and Margo.

jem Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 3:53 am

Nooo! Not my beloved Cecilia and Margot!

rollo Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 3:59 am

How exciting to see Margot as the IT name of the moment. I have been waiting a long time for that to happen. It is a beautiful name so parents don’t delay go ahead and give your baby girl the stunning name Margot.

I think that the names on this list are spot on.

Saracita00 Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 9:07 am

Faye, Liv and Magnolia — I campaigned for all of these and never could get my husband on board! I hope to meet more little girls with these beautiful names, even if I can’t have one of my own!

spotlightstarlit Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 9:09 am

All of the girl names plus Miller are on my list. I don’t want to hear about them getting too big!

nat108 Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 9:25 am

I don’t want to hear about more kids named Blaise (accept my own future kid)! Keep it on the bottom of the top 1000; or better yet, off the list completely

author in writing Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 10:06 am

Not Celia! I’m already losing Phoebe!

juniperle Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 10:27 am

From the boys name, I like Tobin, Blaise, Cassian and Huxley. Really cool names!

katybug Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 10:46 am

Say it isn’t so, Margo(t)! That’s my favorite for my little one arriving this spring! It would be a nickname for Marguerite.

katybug Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 10:49 am

And I love the combo Marguerite Faye!

marypoppins Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I can see Leonore fitting right in there with the L trend. When our son was born 3 years ago, I know three other people who had babies on the same day. Their names were Lena, Lara and Leonie! If our son had been a girl, he would have been Linnea.

madelon_mireille Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

I have always thought Alice and Celia would be great names for twin girls; same letters used for both and fantastic names!

KateMP91 Says:

March 28th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Margot has always been a favorite of mine, but Magnolia is our number one. Hubs and I agree on it, and no others compare to it…also, his teenaged brother is named Tobin. Funny!

_Liesl_ Says:

March 29th, 2014 at 3:11 am

Please let Margo, Liv, Celia and Miller stay on the bottom of the lists!

namesage Says:

March 29th, 2014 at 9:53 am

I’d say this is pretty spot on. Seven of them are on my own list so I hope “hearing more of” doesn’t turn into “hearing everywhere” over the next few years! I’ve had Celia, Blaise, Huxley (nn Hux), Justus, and Tobin on my list for a while. I recently added Cassian. I also added Magnolia recently when I decided I liked it better than Finola/Winola as a full name for Nola, which was already on my list. The rest are still great names that even if they aren’t on my own list, I’d still LOVE to see them on some new little people! Great group of names!

degrasswizkid Says:

March 29th, 2014 at 11:21 am

Noooo, not Margo! I’ve loved that name since I was in jr. high, and it’s a form of Margaret (my mom and grandmother’s name)…I need to stop reading these articles because I get upset when I see that names I love are becoming popular

degrasswizkid Says:

March 29th, 2014 at 11:21 am

Noooo, not Margo! I’ve loved that name since I was in jr. high, and it’s a form of Margaret (my mom and grandmother’s name)…I need to stop reading these articles because I get upset when I see that names I love are becoming popular

ty13 Says:

March 29th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Faye, Celia and Liv were on my short list, but we ended up naming our baby Margot in 2013. She was almost Margot Faye, but changed to Margot Alice when my husband’s grandmother Alice passed away shortly before her birth.

Myosotis Says:

March 30th, 2014 at 2:30 am

Faye (but spelt Fae), and Blaise are middles in two of my fave combos, and Cassian is only one letter of Caspian. But for my friend’s sake, I hope Celia doesn’t get too popular; it’s her favourite name. Hopefully it will die down a bit in the next 10/15 years.

kmdharrington Says:

March 30th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

I Love the name Liv, however it would be a nickname. I am surprised not to being hearing more of the name Elia considering the el— trend

thiswastheirworld Says:

April 1st, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Margot, Celia and Faye are all in my top 20, such gorgeous names!

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mckaylalove Says:

March 24th, 2015 at 4:22 pm

A couple of my favourites are here – Faye, Celia, Margot and Huxley.

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