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16 Baby Names That Are More Popular Than You Think


You think you know baby name trends? Even if you have a keen ear for style, some of today's rising hits might surprise you.

I've assembled a cross-section of names of different styles which are sneaking up in popularity. While many may be familiar to you, I'll bet that most are far more popular than you would have guessed. For perspective, I've included a selection of well-known names which rank below each on the U.S. top-1000 name charts.

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Preston

Transferred use of the surname meaning "from Preston." The name is derived from the English place-name composed of the Old English elements préost (priest) and tūn (town, settlement, village): hence,

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