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82 Stylish Baby Names That Might Soon Become Popular

03/18/2014 02:52 pm ET | Updated Mar 20, 2014

By Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry

You have only to look at the popularity lists to know which names are used most widely now. There’s Sophia, Isabella, Emma, and Olivia for girls; Jacob, Mason, and Ethan for boys. Which reminds us: Have you seen our new, searchable U.S. Top 1000 list? It’s awesome; have a peek.

Beyond the most popular names are the names we might think of as most stylish today. These are represented on the Nameberry Top 1000 list, which gauges the names that are viewed most often on our site, updated monthly. While the U.S. Top 1000 list tallies names used most frequently for babies born in 2012, the Nameberry Top 1000 surveys names capturing the most interest from prospective parents in 2014 -- so it’s more theoretical, and up-to-date.

Based on the Nameberry list, we’d place the following baby names atop the current style wave. What many of them lack in popularity, they make up for in stylishness.

Girls:

Adelaide

Beatrice

Cora

Hazel

Imogen

Isla

Ivy

Maeve

Maisie

Violet

Boys:

Asher

Atticus

Beckett

Declan

Ezra

Felix

Finn

Jasper

Milo

Silas

These are all wonderful names, certainly, and well ahead of their style crest. All of them have a fashionable sound and feel, and a good ways to go before they’re overused.

And yet there’s a new style wave on the horizon, one that parents in search of more avant garde names will want to have their eyes on. This next wave takes current styles and trends to more extreme levels. Names we’d place in the next style wave include:

Girls:

Columbia

Consuelo

Cordis

Delphi

Doon

Enid

Eulalie

Feodora

Freesia

Glory

Hebe

Hero

Ida

Ines

Kassiani

Leontine

Lettice

Malou

Minerva

Nile

Oceana

Persephone

Rhiannon

Rowena

Season

Sheba

Sybella

Thisbe

Turia

Ursuline

Viveca

Boys:

Acacius

Anton

Apollo

Basie

Beach

Cassian

Cosmo

Cyprian

Enoch

Everest

Falconer

Florin

Freeman

Gower

Guthrie

Lazarus

Lowell

Lucius

Marlon

Nero

Oberon

Otis

Otto

Paladin

Percy

Ripley

Rocco

Romulus

Santiago

Smith

Willis

Do you agree with these choices? Have any nominations for the next style wave of baby names of your own?

Earlier on HuffPost:

Top Trends In Baby Names 2013
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