50 of the Fastest Rising Baby Names
It's hard to know for sure which names are going to be the next big thing, but these 50 names increased the most in popularity from 2012 to 2013.
For fun, I've offered my opinion on each. Are any of your name picks one of these increasingly popular options? Which names do you think will make next year's list?
Boy: Jayceon Rank in 2013: 206, Rank in 2012: 1051 = an increase of 845
I believe this is just a strange spelling of Jason? Sorry, I'm not at all for it. These kids will forever be spelling their names for people or will just have to deal with it being consistently misspelled.
Girl: Daleyza Rank in 2013: 585, Rank in 2012: 3715 = an increase of 3130
This one is pretty adorable. Would you use ‘Dal' as a nickname?
Boy: Milan Rank in 2013: 542, Rank in 2012: 1192 = an increase of 650
I think some names after places are cute, but I would never name my child after a place I haven't been before. Not to say all of these parents haven't been to Milan, Italy, I suppose!
Girl: Marjorie Rank in 2013: 910, Rank in 2012: 1645 = an increase of 735
A nod to The Game of Thrones? She's a great character; and the name is adorable when younger, strong and lovely when the wearer is older.
Boy: Atlas Rank in 2013: 789, Rank in 2012: 1403 = an increase of 614
Setting your child up to forever be the navigator … He better be darn good at geography!
Girl: Lennon Rank in 2013: 923, Rank in 2012: 1623 = an increase of 700
Interesting. I like The Beatles well enough, but not so much to use one as the namesake for my daughter.
Boy: Jayse Rank in 2013: 974, Rank in 2012: 1469 = an increase of 495
I suppose this one sounds alright, but it seems like odd spelling to me – see #1 Jayceon.
Girl: Jurnee Rank in 2013: 896, Rank in 2012: 1467 = an increase of 571
More misspelling. It's a pretty word when read aloud, and makes for a very unique name, which I'm a fan of, but the spelling would drive me batty. I also feel like you'd have to be okay with parenting a free spirit because that seems to be where a girl with this name is headed.
Boy: Duke Rank in 2013: 718, Rank in 2012: 1147 = an increase of 429
How regal! I could never do this one, it's my mom's Boston Terrier's name. Her other dog's name is Dutchess, fitting.
Girl: Everleigh Rank in 2013: 865, Rank in 2012: 1403 = an increase of 538
A spelling twist on the popular, ‘Everly'. This name was on my girl name list until it received a boost in popularity after Channing and Jenna Tatum gave it to their daughter.
Boy: Castiel Rank in 2013: 956, Rank in 2012: 1374 = an increase of 418
I actually really like this one, although I feel like it's fairly feminine.
Girl: Everly Rank in 2013: 383, Rank in 2012: 907 = an increase of 524
See previous page. I enjoy this spelling more.
Boy: Zayn Rank in 2013: 900, Rank in 2012: 1310 = an increase of 410
I'm seeing a trend here … I always thought this was spelled Z-a-n-e?
Girl: Henley Rank in 2013: 831, Rank in 2012: 1309 = an increase of 478
Very sweet name. I'm not sure how I feel about the nickname ‘Hen', it's either adorable or awful.
Boy: Thiago Rank in 2013: 485, Rank in 2012: 859 = an increase of 374
I considered this one, actually. My husband and I made a friend in Europe named Thiago and it was the first time I'd heard that name. I think it's unique and strong!
Girl: Freya Rank in 2013: 908, Rank in 2012: 1303 = an increase of 395
This is beautiful in my book.
Boy: Forrest Rank in 2013: 841, Rank in 2012: 1181 = an increase of 340
I love this one. I'm a big fan of nature names. I guess the extra ‘r' makes it more of a name?
Girl: Neriah Rank in 2013: 954, Rank in 2012: 1346 = an increase of 392
It's pretty, but makes me think of ‘Nevaeh', the ever popular Heaven spelled backwards.
Boy: Kyrie Rank in 2013: 590, Rank in 2012: 868 = an increase of 278
I like ‘Kylie' for a girl, but I'm not sure I how to feel about this one.
Girl: Oakley Rank in 2013: 928, Rank in 2012 1268 = an increase of 340
It's cute, but it's a popular name brand so I don't think I could do it.
Boy: Lochlan Rank in 2013: 938, Rank in 2012: 1201 = an increase of 263
Loch is Scottish for ‘lake', so it fits in with my love for nature-themed names.
Girl: Mabel Rank in 2013: 707, Rank in 2012: 1045 = an increase of 338
Very sweet throwback name! Would you ever use the nickname, ‘Maybe'?
Boy: Azariah Rank in 2013: 834, Rank 2012: 1081 = an increase of 247
A biblical name I hadn't heard of until now. Seems nice, but might have to grow on me.
Girl: Hadlee Rank in 2013: 889, Rank in 2012: 1215 = an increase of 326
I like this fairly well, although I feel like it should end in a ‘y' rather than an ‘e'.
Boy: Deacon Rank in 2013: 441, Rank in 2012: 673 = an increase of 232
I think this one is pretty darn cute.
Girl: Gwyneth Rank in 2013: 886, Rank in 2012 1183
This is a pretty name, and I really like the nickname ‘Gwen'.
Boy: Gannon Rank in 2013: 843, Rank in 2012: 1074 = an increase of 231
I'm not a big fan. I think ‘cannon' when I read it.
Girl: Emerie Rank in 2013 940, Rank in 2012: 1234 = an increase of 294
Interesting spelling. I have the name ‘Emory' on my list, which is Latin for loving.
Boy: Kalel Rank in 2013: 965, Rank in 2012: 1197 = an increase of 222
Not huge on this one either. Makes me think of kale, which I think is delicious, but not a name for a person in my book.
Girl: Dallas Rank in 2013: 610, Rank in 2012: 902 = an increase of 292
My friend's brother is named Dallas. I like the name, but I don't like the city enough to name my child after it.
Boy: Jase Rank in 2013: 89, Rank in 2012: 304 = an increase of 215
This one is a repeat, but with different spelling. How confusing!
Girl: Saige Rank in 2013: 649, Rank in 2012 931 = an increase of 282
Lovely name, but why add the extra letter? Makes me think of ‘Meagan' and ‘Meghan', which I still don't understand.
Boy: Harlan Rank in 2013: 856, Rank in 2012: 1067 = an increase of 211
I guess this one is okay. Not really sure where it came from, but there's a street near our neighborhood in Denver with the name. Also makes me think of ‘Harlem' in New York.
Girl: Azalea Rank in 2013: 631, Rank in 2012: 900 = an increase of 269
Very pretty flowers! Not sure about it as a name though.
Boy: Jair Rank in 2013: 820, Rank in 2012: 1019 = an increase of 199
I do not like this one, not even a little.
Girl: Hunter Rank in 2013: 930, Rank in 2012: 1196 = an increase of 266
Very cute, but not sure I love it for a girl. Also, are you setting your child up for blood lust?
Boy: Anson Rank in 2013: 968, Rank in 2012 1158 = an increase of 190
Reminds me of the boy band, Hanson. That's them now, not in the good ‘ol “MMMBop” days I remember.
Girl: Kaidence Rank in 2013: 979, Rank in 2012: 1245 = an increase of 266
Another one with an odd spelling that gets to me. Why not just ‘Cadence' if that's what you're going for? It's pretty!
Boy: Magnus Rank in 2013: 958, Rank in 2012: 1137 = an increase of 179
I think this one is adorable, although the nickname ‘Mag' isn't great for a boy.
Girl: India Rank in 2013: 972, Rank in 2012: 1212 = an increase of 240
I've never been to India and wouldn't name my child after a place I've never been. I'd need to have gone and fallen in love with it!
Boy: Enoch Rank in 2013: 1014, Rank in 2012: 836 = an increase of 178
Another biblical name, but it sounds like the name of some sort of creature.
Girl: Rosie Rank in 2013: 883, Rank in 2012: 1118 = an increase of 235
Cute, but fairly young sounding. I don't feel like this name would age well into womanhood.
Boy: Harvey Rank in 2013: 616, Rank in 2012: 792 = an increase of 176
Cute, but I think of Harley Davidson.
Girl: Juniper Rank in 2013: 648, Rank in 2012: 875 = an increase of 227
I love this one, and ‘June' is a sweet nickname.
Boy: Cassius Rank in 2013: 760, Rank in 2012: 932 = an increase of 172
I like this one! And I actually like the nickname ‘Cass' for a boy.
Girl: Jaylah Rank in 2013: 234, Rank in 2012: 460 = an increase of 226
Not a fan. I don't like the spelling either.
Boy: Stetson Rank in 2013: 950, Rank in 2012: 1119 = an increase of 169
As in the Western wear? I like the name well enough I suppose, but it seems like you're kind of forcing your kid, at least as a baby, to wear cowboy gear because people will definitely buy it for them.
Girl: Saylor Rank in 2013: 906, Rank in 2012: 1123 = an increase of 217
Like Sailor Moon? I guess if you absolutely love the ocean and sailing I could maybe see it? And again, why the ‘y'?
Boy: Yair Rank in 2013: 963, Rank in 2012: 1125 = an increase of 162
I like this one about as much as ‘Jair'. Also, it sounds like something a pirate would say.
Girl: Kora Rank in 2013: 758, Rank in 2012: 974 = an increase of 216
I think this is a very sweet name. It could also be spelled with a ‘C'.
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