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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Mavis is suddenly hot, on the heels of her sleek cousin Maeve, thanks to the adorable vampire heroine of Hotel Transylvania, voiced by Selena Gomez. As with Finn, many parents mistakenly think Maeve is a diminutive that demands a more formal long form, which is another explanation for Mavis’s sudden 250 percent rise. Mavis is French for songbird and also derives from the Welsh word for strawberries.

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