Category: 2013 boy names
We’re always adding new names to the database, and here are Nameberry’s ten newest baby names 2013:
Sunniva — Thanks, Mom2Seven, for urging us to add the ancient saint’s name Sunniva to the Nameberry database. Â Saint Sunniva was born in Ireland but fled to Norway when an invading heathen king wanted to marry her. Â With her followers, she hid in a cave on a Norwegian island. Â After her death, miracles on the island led to an excavation of the cave, where Sunniva‘s body was found intact. Â Sunniva, pronounced SOON-ee-va, is the patron saint of Western Norway, making this a distinctive choice for a family with Norwegian ancestry. Â That’s her above on a Norwegian stamp.
Swithin — Saint Swithin, whose name is also spelled Swithun, is well-known throughout Britain for his July 15 feast day, which is believed to determine the weather for the next 40 days. Â The original Swithin was the bishop of Winchester, where his remains are interred in the famous cathedral.
Nameberryâ€™s predictions for Â baby names 2013: