Names You’ll Be Hearing A Lot More Of

March 27, 2014 Pamela Redmond
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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 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.

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, and its new sequel, Older.

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