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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The sweetly old-fashioned diminutive Nelly, which appeared only briefly on the Top 1000 more than a century ago, is basking in new light thanks to singer Nelly Furtado as well as its use as a nickname for Kardashian baby Penelope “Nelly” Disick. Cute! Originally a short form for Helen or Eleanor, Nelly and sister names Nellie and Nell have been off the official scope for several decades but is up nearly 300 percent for 2013.

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