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The Hottest Names of 2015

The Hottest Names of 2015
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by Pamela Redmond Satran

By now we’ve all heard about the most popular baby names of 2014, but what about the top names of 2015 and next year and beyond?

How can the intelligent baby namer find out which names will become even hotter — and maybe overheated — in the future?

Way back in 2011, we published a “secret popularity list” of girls’ names and boys’ names attracting the biggest jumps in views among our visitors.  The result: An amazingly accurate look at baby names that would become much more popular over the coming years.  Among the names we pegged as hot were Aria, Margot, and Vivian for girls; Cassius, Josiah, and Lennon for boys.

Now we’re back with a behind-the-scenes look at our hottest baby names of 2015, the names that are gaining much more attention than any others on Nameberry.   There are a few crossovers with the 2011 hot list: Lucille and Scout feature on both lists, with Rhett and Reuben, Booker and Quentin still hot for boys.

But for the most part, the hottest names of 2015 are all new, a mix of fresh favorites and vintage choices enjoying new attention.  These secretly popular names are a mix of the already-stylish such as Everly and Owen and surprising hotties from Betty to Tallulah, Ash to Zed.

Yet if you’re a parent in search of a name that no one else is likely to pick, be warned: The 100 hot baby names here are not likely to remain cool forever.  So if you name your baby the still-unusual Tove or Meilani, Leif or Leon today, don’t surprised to find it a lot more popular tomorrow.  We told you!

Note: The names here are ordered in terms of hotness, so Ainsley is the very hottest of the 50 girls’ names and Evan made the biggest leap for boys.

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girls

Ainsley

Alivia

Bryony

Sasha

Alina

Tove

Gaia

Liliana

Isobel

Jocelyn

Betty

Vanessa

Camila

Estelle

Polly

Teagan

Adalyn

Eleanora

Kalila

Paloma

Tallulah

Marley

Ruth

Mireille

Ellen

Peyton

Asha

Brooke

Veronica

Remi

Alessia

Amoret

Alaia

Bea

Judith

Marin

Emerson

Meilani

Orla

Pandora

Norah

Everly

Aveline

Eira

Ione

Indie

Lucille

Primrose

Kaia

Augusta

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boys

Evan

Kingston

Owen

Rhett

Cameron

Logan

Brecken

Colton

Adam

Angus

Asa

Ellis

Osias

Kellen

Callen

Landry

Pax

Cohen

Leif

Marshall

Austin

Cole

Paxton

Quade

Warren

Killian

Chester

Jameson

Calvin

Marius

Nathaniel

Hudson

Greyson

Zed

Lucian

Reuben

Leon

Cy

Booker

Augustine

Amias

Ash

Easton

Chase

Ignatius

Quentin

Luca

Grey

Harlan

Arlo

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About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. and Baby Name DNA. 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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