Nameberryâ€™s predictions for Â baby names 2013:
Trend Most Likely to Cross the Ocean: Leonine Names
Leo has been climbing the charts since the emergence of Leonardo DiCaprio, but other leonine names popular in Europe are set to invade our shores. Leon has been a top name in Germany and high in Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia and even Ireland for a decadeâ€”and that could happen here. Other leonine names stylish overseas with potential in the U.S. include Leonie, Lionel and Lev, along with Leopold and Leonora which donâ€™t mean lion but feel as if they should. One celebrity cut right to the chase, when Alex Oâ€™Loughlin recently named his son Lion.