7 Newly Popular Baby Names (That You Thought Were Original!)

Photo by: Nadia Carriere
Major
Major went through a well, major hike in popularity over the past year. It jumped 505 spots and is now sitting in the 483rd spot.
Related: 30 nicknames that make great ... more 
Photo by: Nadia Carriere
Major
Major went through a well, major hike in popularity over the past year. It jumped 505 spots and is now sitting in the 483rd spot.
Related: 30 nicknames that make great baby names! less 
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Wed, Jun 19, 2013 3:16 PM EDT

While looking for baby names, I remember falling in love with quite a few nicknames only to realize that I couldn't stand their more formal version and felt like I needed to nix the name because of it. There are a couple of new additions to the list and others that have held fast for years now. It's an announcement that everyone gets excited about each and every year. Hot and breaking news in the baby industry. That being said, Not everyone goes by that list.

There are quite a few parents who have dug into the baby name books, choosing names that aren't as common. Funny thing is, many of those parents picked the same name! The Social Security Administration has also shared a list of 516 male names and 521 female names that have jumped the most in popularity rank. They've compared ranks for both 2011 and 2012 and those with the largest jump made the list.

I have to say, I'm loving so many of these names! Which are your favorite?

- By Nadia Carriere


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