22 Rare Baby Names Suddenly Bursting onto the Scene

Tanvier Peart | Jun 27, 2017 Pregnancy

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Choosing a unique baby name can often feel like an uphill battle for different couples. Just when mom or dad picks a name they thought was too different to be popular, they immediately hear of three new babies with the exact same moniker. If uniqueness is a top 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.

"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."

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Now that these adorable and fresh 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 are quickly becoming favorites and could be the next big thing.