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Snooki isn’t the only Jersey Shore alum to trade tanning for potty training: Pauly D is a dad! The DJ recently revealed he has a 5 month old daughter, Amabella.

WHAT IT MEANS:  Lovable

WHERE IT ORIGINATED:  Amabella is a classic variant of the French name Amabel, a medieval form of the Latin Amabilis.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Bella is probably most popular, but we’re smitten with the sweetness of Ama and Mabel.

KNOW THIS: Pauly’s daughter has a very rare name. No Amabellas (and only 88 Amabels) have been born in the US since 1975!

POP CULTURE CONNECTION:  Author Neil Gaiman used the name Amabella for a character in his 2010 children’s novel ‘The Graveyard Book’.

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