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Rockmond Dunbar (The Mentalist) and his wife, actress Maya Gilbert Dunbar (Banshee), welcomed a daughter on December 6th. Berkeley Seon is the first child for the couple.

WHAT IT MEANS:  Birch clearing

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: An English surname which was used to denote a family who lived by or in a “clearing or meadow of birch”, it has been in use since prior to the 12th century.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Bee, Lee or Leigh would be great options for this baby girl!

KNOW THIS: Berkeley was named in homage to the place her daddy Rockmond was born: Berkeley, California.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION: This kid’s name has collegiate connections! UC Berkeley is a top public university in California, while Boston’s Berklee College of Music is the largest college of contemporary music in the world.

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