Baby Names 2013: Our newest hot names

We’ve got our first count of popping baby names for 2013, and there are a lot of surprises on the list. Influences include television characters and romantic literary heroes, celebrity babies and classic jazz musicians. Here, Nameberry’s 13 hottest names for 2013…so far.


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Marlowe and to a lesser extent Marlow are enjoying big bounces in the first part of this year thanks to a bumper crop of starbabies: Sienna Miller’s Marlowe Ottoline, Nathan Followill’s Violet Marlowe, and Jason Schwartzman’s Marlowe – all girls – along with designer Phoebe Philo’s son Marlow. Not to mention 16th century dramatist Christopher Marlowe. The English surname, which you might think of as a fresh spin on the flagging Marley, means driftwood and is up over 350 percent, primarily for girls.

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