The Most Notable Names of 2013

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.


Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer are two women who made business news this year— Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, who started a whole movement with her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, and new mom Mayer for insisting workers lean in not from home but from the offices of Yahoo, where she's President and CEO. Sure, both women are brilliant and powerful, but could alliteration have helped to make their names more memorable and famous?

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