The Fastest Rising Baby Names of the Year

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The new national baby name rankings were revealed on Friday, with Jacob remaining #1 for boys and Emma taking over the top spot for girls. But if you really want to know what's going on with American names, you have to look past the top 10 to the movers and shakers -- the names that rose the fastest.

The hottest names are a little time capsule of 2008. They show us where style is headed, and remind us of moments throughout the year, from the silly to the serious. Courtesy of, here are America's top dozen fastest rising baby names:

Rising Names

    Jon and Kate Gosselin's son Aaden's name is quickly becoming a favorite.

    Soul Brother, FilmMagic

    Reality-TV star Khloe Kardashian arrives at Bravo's 2nd annual A-List Awards held at the Orpheum Theater on April 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston with Marley, from the movie "Marley and Me."

    Barry Wetcher, 20th Century Fox

    Miley Cyrus attends the UK Premiere of "Hannah Montana: The Movie" at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

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    Isla Fisher attends the UK premiere of "Confessions of a Shopaholic" at Empire Leicester Square on February 16, 2009 in London, England.

    Mike Marsland, WireImage

    "Hills" star Audrina Patridge at the Los Angeles Premiere of "I Love You, Man".


    Actor Chace Crawford walks to the "Gossip Girl" movie set in Lower Manhattan on April 01, 2009 in New York City.

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Aaden: Young Aaden Gosselin is one of the eight children of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

Khloe: Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian gave a boost to this creative spelling.

Allisson: Thank Mexican teen actress/singler Allisson Lozz.

Marley: The lovable star of "Marley & Me" made his mark...despite being a dog.

Caylee: A heartfelt memorial to the late Caylee Anthony.

Miley: Last year's fastest-rising name isn't done yet.

Marely: No, it's not a re-spelling of Marley, it's the heroine of a telenovela.

Marlee: Yes, this one really is a re-spelling of Marley!

Isla: Actress Isla Fisher's name, a fast riser in the U.K., breaks through in the U.S.

Peyton: That's as a girl's name; it's falling for boys.

Audrina: More reality TV power, courtesy of "The Hills" and Audrina Partridge.

Chace Crawford of "Gossip Girl" introduces a twist on the popular name Chase.

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