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New Baby Names: Our 12 freshest choices

July 24, 2014 Pamela Redmond
new baby names

New baby names we’ve added to the Nameberry database include a Native American tribal name, obscure Slavic and Hawaiian choices, names with Christian and Muslim origins, and a couple of word names making waves as firsts. Because they’re popping on the popularity list or were chosen by a celebrity, have august roots or noteworthy relatives, we’ve deemed them worthy of adding to the Nameberry lexicon. Would you use one of them for your baby?


Alijah

A little bit Aliyah and a little bit Elijah equals an invented name that moves into the girls' column with its choice by Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Bassett for their daughter. While there is good reason for this name to feel feminine, if you're not aware of the spelling variation, you're likely to just hear Elijah, both traditional and popular for boys.

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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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