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  1. Braxton
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "Brock's settlement"
    • Description:

      Braxton entered the popularity ranks in 1985 and has been climbing steadily ever since. It has gained from the all-powerful X-factor, and perhaps also from the reality TV show, Braxton Family Values, featuring singer Toni and her sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar. Though it might sound new, there was a prominent Confederate Civil War general named Braxton Bragg.
  2. Camron
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Cameron
    • Description:

      With the increasing popularity of Cameron, we've seen more and more creative spellings—including this one, which may be influenced by rapper Cam'ron.
  3. Chance
    • Origin:

      French variation of Chauncey
    • Description:

      Once a cavalier Mississippi gambler type name, Chance has entered the mainstream since being endorsed by such celebrity dads as Larry King and Paul Hogan. Chance the Rapper has also boosted the name's popularity.
  4. Daxton
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Meaning:

      "from Dax town"
    • Description:

      Following in the footsteps of Weston, Braxton, Clayton, and Paxton, Daxton has been climbing the US charts since the late 2000s. While recent years have seen it decline slightly, it remains a Top 500 choice, with the cool possibility of nickname Dax.
  5. Jakobe
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Jacob
    • Description:

      Jacob meets Jakob meets Kobe -- and apparently, parents in 2013 are fans. It rose 153 spots to break into the Top 1000, making it one of the year's fastest-rising names.
  6. Jase
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Jason
    • Meaning:

      "the Lord is salvation"
    • Description:

      Nickname name Jase joined twin brother Jace in the Top 100 in 2013, after first entering the list in 2002 -- but has since dropped in the charts. Inspiration may be Jase (born Jason) Robinson of the reality show Duck Dynasty.
  7. Jaxson
    • Origin:

      Variation of Jackson, English
    • Meaning:

      "son of Jack"
    • Description:

      One of several phonetic spellings of Jackson moving up the charts, Jaxson entered the Top 100 in 2013 and has remained there since. It's also picking up steam in England and Wales.. Actor Eric Mabius used it as his son Rylan's middle name.
  8. Jayse
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Jace
    • Description:

      With Jace in the Top 100 and Jase almost there, we're seeing more and more variations -- this is one of the fastest-rising names of recent years.
  9. Kamdyn
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Camden
    • Description:

      Camden is just outside the Top 100, and given the popularity of creative spellings and K names, we're not surprised Kamdyn has been on the rise. It entered the US Top 1000 in 2012 and has risen to Number 810.
  10. Karter
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Carter
    • Meaning:

      "transporter of goods by cart"
    • Description:

      Lovers of the name Carter and the Kardashians method of baby naming have popularized this choice, one of many boys' names starting with K that began life as boys' names starting with C. Karter has been in the charts since 2005, riding on the success of the original Carter. Since 2014, Karter has been just inside the Top 200.
  11. Kaidyn
    • Landen
      • Description:

        Variation of Landon.
    • Mason
      • Origin:

        English occupational name
      • Meaning:

        "worker in stone"
      • Description:

        Mason is an occupational surname that ranked among the Top 10 name for boys throughout the 2010s, after its choice as one of the first Kardashian baby names.
    • Parker
      • Origin:

        English occupational name
      • Meaning:

        "park-keeper"
      • Description:

        One of the first generation of surname names, along with Porter and Morgan, Parker's still one of the most appealing and remains firmly in the Top 100 for boys. About three times as many boys as girls get this occupational name. The association with Charlie Parker gives Parker itself a jazzy edge, and it also has a nature-related meaning. Rosie O'Donnell has a son named Parker.
    • Paxton
      • Origin:

        Latin and English
      • Meaning:

        "peace town"
      • Description:

        Paxton stands out from a lot of other two-syllable surname names for two reasons: the dynamic letter X in the middle, and its admirable peace association, providing the great nickname Pax.
    • Peyton
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "fighting-man's estate"
      • Description:

        Peyton is the most-used spelling of this popular name, thanks to football star Peyton Manning. It rose to fame in the 90s and was solidly - or statistically - unisex in the early 2000s, however, the 2010s saw it shift to a more feminine leaning option. Nevertheless, with its surname-style and gentle sounds, Peyton could still fit in with the likes of Grayson, Everett, and Cameron.
    • Preston
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "priest's estate"
      • Description:

        Britney Spears put this old-fashioned surname name back on the map when she chose it as her son Sean's middle name, which the family uses as his first.
    • Ryder
      • Origin:

        British surname
      • Meaning:

        "cavalryman, messenger"
      • Description:

        Ryder, one of the current favorite er-ending boys’ names, has been in the spotlight since Kate Hudson and her rocker husband Chris Robinson chose it for their son in 2004. Very popular in several provinces of Canada, Ryder was chosen by John Leguzamo for his son and adorns Boy Meets World star Ryder Strong.
    • Rylee
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Riley
      • Description:

        The -ee suffix is decisively feminine, so it's no surprise that male usage of this name lags behind female usage.
    • Sebastian
      • Origin:

        Latin from Greek
      • Meaning:

        "person from ancient city of Sebastia"
      • Description:

        Sebastian is an ancient martyr's name turned literary, and Little Mermaid hero—think Sebastian the Crab—that's more popular than ever, as a classic-yet-unconventional compatriot for fellow British favorites T Theodore and Oliver.