You know those baby names you feel like you’ve never heard before and then suddenly seem to be everywhere? It’s not an illusion: Some names come from seemingly nowhere to explode onto the scene, like the girls’ names here, up dramatically in usage over the past 10 years.


Here, the 25 hottest names for baby girls and how much they’ve increased from 2006 to 2016.

1. Adalynn

30.8x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 84

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 2585

2. Paislee

30.5x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 37

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 1130

Names ending in “lee” are super hot right now!

3. Isla

27.2x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 92

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 2504

The rising popularity of actress Isla Fischer probably has a hand in this!

4. Adaline

26.0x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 72

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 1873

Here's the second member of the whole Adalynn family—this is the spelling used in the Blake Lively movie "Age of Adaline."

5. Nova

21.6x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 105

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 2272

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6. Addilyn

21.1x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 49

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 1033

7. Leighton

20.4x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 37

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 754

Leighton Meester, the appealing star of “Gossip Girl,” helped up this one on the map.

8. Bristol

19.5x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 30

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 585

Is this climb due to a sudden urge or interest in the English port town of Bristol? Nope, it’s closely linked to Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol.

9. Lennon

18.5x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 35

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 649

John Lennon was killed nearly 40 years ago—long enough that the ostentatious patina of celebrity that used to coat his last name has started to dull to something mellow and vaguely musical for young parents.

10. Adley

18.5x

Number of babies with the name in 2006: 26

Number of babies with the name in 2016: 482

Did you contribute to the rise of any of these great names? ?

Original article by Joe Satran ( along with the rest of the top 25 trending names!) for Nameberry.

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