I think I already know 3 Amelias and 3 Harpers, but I was shocked to see Charley and Mila on the list! Two of my favorites! I also know several Kinley, Kinsleys, but was surprised to see Olive, Juniper and June?? Hmmm?
Boy names...I know plenty of Jacksons and Henrys, so surprised those are on the "names sure to sky rocket list!" But surprised by Asher (my fav on my boy list) and Milo?
Well...here they all are....
Girl names sure to sky-rocket:
- Charlotte/Charley (sure to be a Top 10 soon)
- Harper (the fastest-rising girl name in the Top 100)
- Penelope (especially now that a certain Kardashian, possibly responsible for the “Mason” boom, named her daughter Penelope. Sigh.)
- Briella/Brielle (the fastest-rising girl name of 2011)
- Mila (another name that skyrocketed last year — presumably because of a Ms. Kunis)
More girl names on the rise:
- Isla and other short -ah ending names: Aria, Luna, Cora, Eva, Nora, and Clara (in the tradition of Emma, Olivia, and Ava).
- Elsie, Elise, Eliza and Eloise (the new El- names?)
- Names ending in -lyn or -lynn (Evelyn, Raelynn, Emmalynn, Addilynn, etc.). This is a huge trend.
- Names ending in -anna (Audrianna, Lilliana, Aviana, etc.)
- Ember and other “Em-” names like Emery and Emerson
Boy names sure to sky-rocket:
- Brantley (the fastest-rising boy name in 2011)
- Jackson and all of its alternative spellings: Jaxon, Jaxen, Jaxon
- Declan (the next Aiden?)
- Elijah (already ranks in the Top 20, but it’s steadily climbing to the top along with Liam)
More boy names on the rise:
- Iker (the fastest-rising boy name of 2011)
- More “X” names: Felix, Axel, Jax, Rex, Dexter, Dax, and Lennox.
- Harvey (It’s still in the 800s here in the States, but it just entered the U.S. Top 1,000 last year after the name ranked in England’s Top 50. The next name import?)
- Cato and other “-O” ending names: Arlo, Hugo, Theo, and Nico
- Surnames (in addition to Jackson): Hayes, Parker, Lennox, Sullivan, and Edison.