Popular Baby Names: Names on the upswing

March 21, 2013 Linda Rosenkrantz

What are the baby names moving up fastest in popularity? It’s easy enough to follow those near the top, but which are the less visible, below-the-radar climbers? We took a look at the names that have risen at least 400 places in the past five years, and we found some real surprises such as triplets Adalyn, Adalynn and Adelyn, unconventional spellings like Charlee, Londyn and Karter, kissing cousins Kinley, Kenley, Kinsley and Brynlee–not to mention Yaretzi, which rose 563 places to reach Number 375.
Here are a dozen rapidly-climbing names that are both usable and explicable —often via a celebrity connection.


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No longer just a luxury car brand or a butler name, Bentley has made the greatest leap of all—rising an amazing 915 places in five years, due largely to two reality show inspirations: The Bachelorette contestant Bentley Williams, and, more majorly, little Bentley Cadence Edwards, son of Maci Bookout on Teen Mom. Maci has also been one of the big movers and so has Brantley.


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