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Hot new baby names for boys that will soon be all the rage

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The newest — and coolest — baby boy names of 2015

What were the hottest new names for boys in 2015? Powerful boy names fit for a king were everywhere this year, as were boy names that had spiritual meanings. Short-and-sweet, one-syllable names were on fire in 2015, as were rock star names like Jagger and Haddix. Find out which letter many of the coolest names this year started with, and get baby name ideas for your own bundle of joy.

The newest — and coolest — baby boy names of 2015
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According to the Social Security Administration, Noah is the most popular baby name of the year, followed by Liam. However, which “new” names are climbing the charts the fastest?

Boy names fit for a king

Parents in 2015 loved the powerful and strong sound of names that made us think of royalty. Speaking of royalty, the name Royal is one name that is shooting up the popular baby name lists, according to the Social Security Administration. Kourtney Kardashian jumped on this trend when she named her son Reign. Here are more boy names that are fit for a king.

  • Royal
  • King
  • Legend
  • Prince

More: Unique baby names for boys and girls

Short-and-sweet boy names

There is something effortlessly cool about a short-and-sweet boy name, which is why names like Jack and Luke stay on the top baby name lists. Just because a name is short doesn’t mean it has to be boring. In fact, if you have a long last name, shorter, one-syllable names are a great choice. Here are our favorite short-and-sweet boy names that made quite the splash in 2015.

Rockin’ boy names

Thanks to the popularity of Empire, names from this rockin’ TV show have become some of the hottest of the year, such as Lucious, Lyon, Dre and Hakeem. Here are more names that will have your baby boy rocking out the playground.

  • Jagger
  • Hendrix
  • Axel
  • Haddix
  • Jacoby
  • Zavier
  • Blaze
  • Zaid

More: Baby names with serious swagger

This year’s coolest baby name letter? A!

Some of the most popular boy names of 2015 started with the letter A. These unique names would make the perfect name for your baby boy.

Spiritual boy names

Parents this year were also looking at their spirituality when naming their baby boys. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their son Saint, while Justin Timberlake named his son Silas. The Social Security Administration revealed that the biblical name Isaiah moved up 234 spots in one year.

Here are more spiritual boy names that were popular in 2015:

Tell us: What is your favorite boy name of the year? Weigh in below!

More: From Hudson to Willow: Instagram offers up great baby name ideas

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