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.
The nickname name most likely to succeed. Young actress Mila, born Milena, Kunis has been a key factor in its ascent—in the past two years Mila has jumped 250 places to Number 115. President George W. Bush’s first grandchild was christened MargaretLaura after her two grandmas, but it was immediately announced that she would be called Mila.