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.
Not since Bennifer and TomKat have we heard a celebrity smoosh name as often as this Kim Kardashian-KanyeWest combo. As for daughter NorthWest’s name, it was pretty quickly suppressed in favor of nickname Nori. No danger of North taking off for other babies as dramatically as her cousins Mason and Penelope did.