Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast

Boys' baby names moving quickly up the popularity ladder include:

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  • Augustine

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    Augustine is more substantial (and saintly) than August, less pretentious than Augustus, and, along with its nickname Gus, is definitely a viable choice.

    Augustine is actually the... Read More 

  • Axel

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    Axel is the perfect heavy metal rock name, thanks to Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose (born William). Axel is a popular Scandinavian form of the Biblical Absalom, who was a son of King David, and is the... Read More 

  • Azariah

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    Azariah is a rarely used biblical name that moves way beyond Adam and Abraham; its pleasant sound makes it no surprise that parents have discovered it in recent years.

    Azariah is... Read More 

  • Barrett

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    Pleasing sound and literary association with poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, though little girls may associate it with the word barrette. Read More 

  • Beckett

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    Beckett is one of the big baby name hits of the decade.

    A handsome name with an attractively brisk sound, and rich in literary associations via major Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, it... Read More 

  • Bennett

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    Bennett is Ben with a bow tie, kind of a cross between Benjamin and Beckett. And it's one of the fastest-rising boy names, jumping more than 200 places, to an all-time high of 140, in the last... Read More 

  • Bentley

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    Bentley, a somewhat stuffy British surname, previously associated primarily with an incredibly expensive English car, has had a ginormous leap in the past few years--from Number 937 in 2008 to... Read More 

  • Bo

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    A popular name in Denmark, in this country Beau would have more substance. Read More 

  • Bodhi

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    A surprise success in the baby name world, rising over 500 spots in the US Top 1000 in the last four years, Bodhi is a Sanskrit name translated as "enlightenment" or "awakening" which relates to a... Read More 

  • Brantley

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    Brantley is one of several English surnames that was new to the tops at Number 739 in 2009, but has jumped up to number 155 since! A possible-probable inspiration is the country rock singer... Read More 

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