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New Popular Baby Names: Where The Heck Did They Come From?

05/18/2012 04:28 pm ET | Updated Jul 18, 2012

Unless you follow every reality series on the Oxygen and Style networks, Spanish soccer, country singers and the wives of early twentieth century authors, you might be hard pressed to figure out the sources behind some of the names that are suddenly rising in popularity. Yes, you may know that number two boys' name Mason is Kardashian-related, and that the Beckhams gave girls' name Harper a big boost, but what's with Iker? Brantley and Briella?

Here is Nameberry's guide to the probable sources of these names' success, including exactly how big of a leap each has made this year.

Where Trending Names Come From

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