Nameberry’s predictions for baby names 2013:
Most Surprising Comeback Name: Etta
Surprising and yet logical. We have seen the progression of top girls’ names shift from Emily to Emma to Ella, so Etta makes sense as a successor. She was a Top 100 name at the end of the nineteenth century, falling off the list in 1966, but the recent death of the great blues singer Etta James brought her name back into the spotlight, inspiring at least one celeb— Carson Daly—to use it for his daughter.