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The hottest new baby boy names of 2014

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2014's buzz-worthy boy baby names

What is the hottest new boy baby name of the year? Each year the Social Security Administration keeps track of the names that are climbing the charts the fastest. This year, names like Jayceon, Milan, Duke and Deacon are climbing the charts. See the list of the most buzz-worthy baby boy names of the year and find out which baby name trends are at the top of your list.

Looking for a unique boy baby name? Our list of the hottest new boy baby names of 2014 has a great mix of cool names, vintage names and tough names that have serious swagger.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) just released the list of the most popular boy names of the year, as well as a list of those names that are climbing the charts the fastest but are not in the top 100 just yet. The most popular boy name of the year is Noah, followed by Liam.

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Noah is the most popular name in the U.S. right now, but which names have climbed the charts the fastest in one year? The hottest new boy baby names last year were Major and Gael and this year's newest names are just as unique.

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According to the SSA, the boy name that has climbed the charts the fastest in one year is Jayceon. In fact, Jayceon jumped over 800 spots to land on the charts at number 206. Why the big jump?

Pop culture has definitely influenced our baby naming trends. According to the SSA, the jump in the popularity of Jayceon is due to VH1 reality show, Marrying the Game, which stars the rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor.

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Pop culture influences

It seems like many of today's parents were influenced by celebrity baby names when looking for the perfect boy name. The name Milan jumped up 650 spots in a year, perhaps due to the popularity of The Voice judge Shakira, who welcomed a son named Milan last year.

Deacon, the name of Reese Witherspoon's son, is on the list, as is Magnus, who happens to be the name of several celebrity baby boys, including Will Ferrell, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Elizabeth Banks.

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TV shows were another place parents seem to get baby name inspiration. The name Jase, as well as the alternate spelling Jayse, both made the list possibly due to the popularity of Duck Dynasty's Jase Robertson.

The name Castiel jumped over 400 spots, due to the character of the same name on the TV show Supernatural. Played by Misha Collins, Castiel plays an angel in the CW show.

Zayn (as well as the alternate spelling Zayne) also jumped over 400 spots, undoubtedly due to Zayn Malik from the boy band One Direction. Lastly, the movie Forrest Gump is celebrating its 20-year reunion this year, so we suppose it is only fitting that Forrest is moving up in popularity. Say it with me, "Run, Forrest, run!"

Tough names

Tough baby names are a big trend for boys in 2014. Names like Atlas, Duke, Stetson, Bruno, Mack and Legend are all powerful boy names that will guarantee your son will be the king of the playground.

It is interesting to note that the name Oakley was on both the boy and girl list as the fastest mover of the year.

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Last names as first names

The trend of using a last name as a first name has really picked up speed this year. This is also a great idea if you want a unique name that is also easy to spell and pronounce. Some examples from this year's list include Langston, Miller, Gilbert, Edison, Clark and, my favorite pick, Hendrix.

Without further ado, here is the list of boy names increasing in popularity the fastest in 2014.

Hottest new boy baby names 2014

These are the names in order, according to the SSA, that are climbing the charts the fastest.

  1. Jayceon
  2. Milan
  3. Atlas
  4. Jayse
  5. Duke
  6. Castiel
  7. Zayn
  8. Thiago
  9. Forrest
  10. Kyrie
  11. Lochlan
  12. Azariah
  13. Deacon
  14. Gannon
  15. Kalel
  16. Jase
  17. Harlan
  18. Jair
  19. Anson
  20. Magnus
  21. Enoch
  22. Harvey
  23. Cassius
  24. Stetson
  25. Yair
  26. Clyde
  27. Santana
  28. Kendrick
  29. Dilan
  30. Marley
  31. Jakobe
  32. Ares
  33. Brantlee
  34. Mack
  35. Bruno
  36. Langston
  37. Remy
  38. Kase
  39. Arlo
  40. Kamdyn
  41. Samson
  42. Theo
  43. Toby
  44. Memphis
  45. Major
  46. Zayne
  47. Royal
  48. Miller
  49. Arian
  50. Legend

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