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Newest Baby Names: Clara Is This Year’s Claire

April 14, 2009 Pamela Redmond
New Baby Names


Love a name but fear it’s overused?  Think one name is stylish, yet want something even more stylish?

You’re not alone.  Many parents are looking for names that are like those that have been popular and fashionable in recent years….but different.  Something with a similar look and feel, but in an updated model.

We wrote about this a few months back, in our post Is Felix the New Oscar?  Since then, we’ve encountered a lot of other fresh versions of recent favorites.  For example:

ADELAIDE or ADELINE are the new ADDISON

BYRON is the new BRIAN

CHLOE is the new ZOE

CHRISTIAN is the new CHRISTOPHER

CLARA is the new CLAIRE

CORA, DORA, and FLORA are the new LAURA and NORA

EDISON is the new ADDISON

EMILIA and EMMELINE are the new EMILY

EVELINE and EVELYN are the new EVA

EWAN is the new EVAN or OWEN

FRANCES is the new FRANCESCA

GEMMA is the new EMMA

HAVEN and EDEN are the new HEAVEN

IDA is the new AVA

IRIS, LILA, and MILLIE are the new LILY

JOSIAH is the new JOSEPH

JOURNEY is the new TRIP (OK, maybe we’re just being clever here)

JULIET is the new JULIA

JULIUS and JULES are the new JULIAN

JUSTICE is the new JUSTIN

LOUISE is the new LUCY

LUKE is the new MARK

MACK is the new MAX and the new JACK, which is the new JAKE

MATILDA is the new MADELINE

MOSES is the new NOAH

OTTO and OMAR are the new OSCAR

PEARL is the new RUBY

POLLY is the new MOLLY

SARAI, SERA, or SAHAR are the new SARAH

SCARLETT is the new BLUE

SUNDAY is the new FAITH

VERONICA is the new VICTORIA

ZANE is the new ZACK

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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