The most notable names of 2013—a few of which were awaited with great anticipation– are borne by prominent personages in the realms of religion, royalty, politics, the tech world, and of course, entertainment. Here are our picks for the twelve names most emblematic of 2013—along with a few others that slipstreamed in their wake.
For reasons beyond our comprehension, the reality show Duck Dynasty, featuring the bushy-bearded Robertson men and their womenfolk is a smash hit. Family names/nickname include Jep, Korie, Jase and Si for Silas, a name which is a rising star. So is cousin Cyrus, which was chosen by Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy for their son.