New Baby Names on the Rise

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These new baby names have only recently been born but are rising through baby names popularity lists and we predict will be used more frequently in the future.

Where do new baby names come from? Some are invented by parents and catch on, while others, such as Saint and Shiloh are the handiwork of celebrities. Some new names for babies are respellings of established names or new imported names from other cultures.

Along with Saint and Shiloh, other new baby names on the rise in the US Top 1000 include Aries, Ember, Finley, Meilani, Onyx, Scout, Thiago, and Wells. New place names becoming more popular include Harlem, Princeton, Zion, and Cali.

In recent years, many words have been promoted to become new baby names. And new names are always being created from established surnames or nature names.

There are thousands of new baby names with more being minted every day, but the new baby names gaining in popularity include the following.

  • Adelyn

    Adeline in all its forms, including Adelyn, is rocketing up the list, but we do prefer the original to the variations. Or you might consider varying it yet further to Adelia, Adele, or Adelaide.... Read More 

  • Ainhoa

    Name of the French town where a vision of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared, this name, virtually unknown elsewhere, is in the Spanish Top 100.Read More 

  • Ainsley

    While theoretically unisex, this surname name has been edging up the girls’ names list, perhaps originally as an Ashley substitute. Read More 

  • Alivia

    While Alivia may not have achieved the megapopularity of its mother name, it's still a widely used choice. Alivia combines the trendiness of A names with the trendiness of Olivia to create a... Read More 

  • Anniston

    Actor couple Chyler Leigh and Nathan West added this one to the lexicon when they adapted the surname of actress Jennifer Aniston as their daughter's first name. Aniston, which theoretically... Read More 

  • Aria

    Aria has origins in both Italian and Hebrew. In the former, Aria's literal meaning, air, is meant as a musical term denoting a kind of song or melody. Hebrew Aria is a variation of Ari, meaning... Read More 

  • Ariella

    This variation of Ariel, with the extra-feminine suffix, has been on the rise in recent years. It entered the Top 1000 in 2008.Read More 

  • Aries

    Better than Capricorn or Cancer, not as usable as Leo, the name of the Roman god of war becomes more possible as a baby name every day, as mythological names take the place of biblical names. Read More 

  • Arly

  • Aryan

    Aryan derives from the Sanskrit word ārya, meaning “honorable” or “high-born.” As a term, Aryan was used to describe Indo-Europeans—particularly Iranians—who shared common religious,... Read More 

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