name-trends-2013-article2013 was a banner year for baby names!  Here are some of the most prominent trends of the year:

Extreme Retro: Edith, Mabel, Winnie, Mavis, Edgar, Franklin, Walter, Norman, Vernon
There’s no such thing as a name being so “out” that it won’t come back in! Bruce Willis, Jimmy Fallon and Vince Vaughn are just a few celebs who chose these “oldies but goodies” for their babies born this year.

Exotic Spices: Saffron, Poppy, Juniper, Rosemary, Coriander, Bay, Pepper
2013 saw parents looking to the spice rack for inspiration, among them musician Tony Kanal, and actors Jack Huston and Moon Bloodgood.

Duck Dynasty: Jase, Silas, Reed, Jep, Korie, Sadie, Merritt, Priscilla
“That’s a fact, Jack!” The Louisianan camouflage-loving crew was TV’s biggest influence on baby names this year.

Dusty Classics: Louis, George, Phillip, Arthur, Margaret, Louisa, Frances, Mary
They all seemed a little dingy until they were in the running for the royal baby! Although he was ultimately crowned Prince George of Cambridge, the rest of these time-honored names enjoyed a popularity jump as well.

Heroes & Deities: Phaedra, Freya, Persephone, Daphne, Isis, Odin, Phineus, Zephyr, Julius
Holding out for a hero? This year, parents chose fantastical, mythological names for their babies. And the trend isn’t going anywhere: Look for a whole new legion of heroes in 2014.

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