The popularity of surnames as first names has been on the rise for decades for both boys and girls. Creative namers enjoy the familiarity that a surname carries, while also employing that twinge of the unexpected by placing it in a more surprising order. In our collections of surnames baby names, you’ll find both popular (Madison, Mackenzie, Cooper) and surprisingly fresh (Brannon, Ramsay, Trapper) surnames that make wickedly cool first names for kids. Each name page is complete with popularity information, pronunciations and accurate origin and meanings data along with historical tidbits and unique pop culture references. Check out our fab collection of surnames baby names.