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Hot New Names of the 2010s

  • Ailani

    Lilting and lovely. Entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2016.Read More 

  • Aislinn

    Old Irish name that's taken off in its phonetic forms, mainly Ashlyn or Ashlynn. Nonetheless, this more traditional version debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2015.

    Aislinn Paul is a Canadian... Read More 

  • Aitana

    Aitana is the name of a Spanish mountain used by the poet Rafael Alberti for his daughter. He reportedly chose it because the mountain was his last glimpse of Spain when he went into exile after... Read More 

  • Alaia

    Alaia, a fast riser in the US, sounds just like several other popular stylish names, many of them with different origins and meanings. There's Arabic Aaliyah, like the late singer, and the Hebrew... Read More 

  • Alaric

    Alaric is an ancient regal name that sounds modern enough to be considered. Alaric was a traditional name for the kings of the Ostrogoths, the most famous of whom was Alaric I, the King of the... Read More 

  • Alaya

    Alaya has connections as a Buddhist term, and it could be a creative coinage, based on similarities to names like Alayna and Layla. In Buddhism, Alaya refers to the base consciousness—all of our... Read More 

  • Alayah

    Given the spelling will be a nuisance and the pronunciation of this variant is likely to see your daughter called “a liar”, we suggest you consider Alia, Aaliyah or Ally instead.Read More 

  • Alessia

    Young Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara has given this spicy-sounding name a new lease on life, propelling it into the Top 1000 in 2016. (It was one of the year's fastest-rising girls' names.) The... Read More 

  • Alianna

    Alianna barely wedged its way into US Top 1000 in 2015, and almost fell off with a Number 998 finish in 2016. The second n doesn't add much, so Aliana or even Eliana might be better options.Read More 

  • Alora

    Alora feels like a hybrid name -- part authentic, part synthetic -- maybe because it is. It squeaked onto the Top 1000 in 2017 but it's debatable whether it will stay there. It's pretty, but isn't... Read More 

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