Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast

Boys' baby names moving quickly up the popularity ladder, according to our deep dive into US statistics, include:

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  • Easton

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    Easton is a stylish Ivy League-ish place and surname name, more modern than Weston, on its way up for both sexes as part of the new direction baby names are taking, as in North and West. Easton... Read More 

  • Eden

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This Biblical name was rising dramatically -- nearly 100 places in 2015! -- for boys, but dropped a bit in 2016 to Number 521, and at the same time has been softening a tiny bit for girls. Still,... Read More 

  • Edison

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This rhythmic last-name-first-name projects the creativity and inventiveness of Thomas Edison.

    Q. Why is it suddenly being considered by new parents? A) They may possibly be inspired... Read More 

  • Eli

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Eli--a solid Biblical name with lots of spirit and energy -- has been bounding up the popularity charts, now just outside the Top 50 at Number 52.

    While Eli is a full name on its own,... Read More 

  • Elliott

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    One of the four perfectly proper spellings of this name ranging from the spare (but poetic) Eliot to the full-blown Elliott.Read More 

  • Emerson

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    Emerson is a dignified, somewhat serious name associated with transcendental thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson. Much more popular now for girls since Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher used it for her... Read More 

  • Emmett

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    Emmett, honest and sincere, laid-back and creative, is on the rise as a male cognate of the megapopular Emma and Emily, not to mention being a character in the popular Twilight series... Read More 

  • Enoch

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    A major figure in the Old Testament, Enoch was the son of Jared, the father of Methuselah, and the great-grandfather of Noah whose Book of Enoch provides a focal point for ancient Jewish... Read More 

  • Enzo

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    Like Leonardo and Luca, Enzo, originally a short form of Vincenzo and Lorenzo, is one of the confident and captivating Italian names beginning to be used by parents of all ethnic backgrounds,... Read More 

  • Everett

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Everett is a statesmanlike, wintry New England name chosen by over 3000 parents last year, when it shot up to Number 114, a fashion leap that can be credited to its similarity to trendy Read More 

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