22 Rare Baby Names Suddenly Bursting onto the Scene

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Choosing a unique baby name can often feel like an uphill battle. Just when you pick a name you thought was too different to be popular, you hear of three new babies with the exact same moniker. If uniqueness is your goal, it never hurts to look to the underdogs -- the baby names just starting to make waves that haven't hit their peak yet.


Laura Wattenberg, founder of BabyNameWizard.com, has identified a group of new baby names that are just starting to let their presence be known and have true potential to go down in baby name history.

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"Every year, a new crop of baby names stakes its claim to a place in our culture," writes Wattenberg. "I call them the '100 Club': names given to 100 American boys or girls for the first time ever."

Now that these names are on the scene, having made the 100 Club in 2016, we think their popularity is going to keep rising. Here's a peek at some of these spankin' new names that could be the next big thing.


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