16 Unusual Baby Names That Are More Popular Than You Think

When it comes to naming their baby, most parents want a unique and creative selection that isn't going to be super common. Even if you're a parent who enjoys being ahead of the curve, you might be surprised to see how quickly these 16 baby names are gaining in popularity. 


While some names are focused on the final letter (x, we're looking at you!), others pay homage to fictional characters fans admire. 

Laura Wattenberg, founder of Baby Name Wizard, explained how she came up with this sweet 16 list: "I've assembled a cross-section of names of different styles which are sneaking up in popularity."

Even if you have a keen ear for style, some of today's rising hits might just surprise you, she notes. See for yourself!

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