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Baby names that made the greatest leap last year

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Worried your favorite obscure baby name is about to get trendy? Check out this list of baby names for boys and girls that made the greatest leap in popularity last year.

25 Baby girl names on the rise


Much of what we see in trending girl names comes in the form of alternate spellings for popular names, but there are a few surprises. We think Azalea is one to watch. It's got that floral sound everyone wants and pop star Iggy Azalea blasting it across the airwaves.

  1. Daleyza: up 3130 to #585
  2. Marjorie: up 910 to #735
  3. Lennon: up 700 to #923
  4. Jurnee: up 571 to #896
  5. Everleigh: up 538 to #865
  6. Everly: up 524 to #383
  7. Henley: up 478 to #831
  8. Freya: up 395 to #908
  9. Neriah: up 392 to #954
  10. Oakley: up 340 to #928
  11. Mabel: up 338 to #707
  12. Hadlee: up 326 to #889
  13. Gwyneth: up 297 to #886
  14. Emerie: up 294 to #940
  15. Dallas: up 292 to #610
  16. Saige: up 282 to #649
  17. Azalea: up 269 to #631
  18. Hunter: up 266 to #930
  19. Kaidence: up 266 to #979
  20. India: up 240 to #972
  21. Rosie: up 235 to #883
  22. Juniper: up 227 to #648
  23. Jaylah: up 226 to #234
  24. Saylor: up 217 to #906
  25. Kora: up 216 to #758

If you want more ideas for baby girl names on the rise, we love Sutton, Monroe, Leona, Magnolia, Liv, Ellison, Margot, Beatrice, and Sawyer. Each saw a leap of 100 or more last year.

25 Baby boy names on the rise


While no boy names made quite as much a leap as Daleyza's three thousand plus leap for the girls, several names jumped over 100 places. Which of the top 25 is your favorite?

  1. Jayceon: up 845 to #206
  2. Milan: up 650 to #542
  3. Atlas: up 614 to #789
  4. Jayse: up 495 to #974
  5. Duke: up 429 to #718
  6. Castiel: up 418 to #956
  7. Zayn: up 410 to #900
  8. Thiago: up 374 to #485
  9. Forrest: up 340 to #841
  10. Kyrie: up 278 to #590
  11. Lochlan: up 263 to #938
  12. Azariah: up 247 to #834
  13. Deacon: up 232 to #441
  14. Gannon: up 231 to #843
  15. Kalel: up 222 to #965
  16. Jase: up 215 to #89
  17. Harlan: up 211 to #856
  18. Jair: up 199 to #820
  19. Anson: up 190 to #968
  20. Magnus: up 179 to #958
  21. Enoch: up 178 to #836
  22. Harvey: up 176 to #616
  23. Cassius: up 172 to #760
  24. Stetson: up 169 to #950
  25. Yair: up 162 to #963

Looking for more up and comers? Try out: Bruno, Langston, Arlo, Samson, Miller, Gilbert, Thaddeus, or Niko. They've each jumped more than 100 spots in the last year.

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