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Actress Thandie Newton and her husband, director Ol Parker, welcomed a son on March 3rdBooker Jombe joins big sisters Nico, 9, and Ripley, 13.

WHAT IT MEANS:  Maker of books

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: An English occupational surname for a maker or seller of books, Booker as a first name has been recent — often to honor African-American leader Booker T. Washington.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: None come to mind!

KNOW THIS:  Booker ranked consistently in the U.S. Top 1000 names until 1967. Its highest placement was from 1903-1908, when rated within the top 200 names in the country.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION:  Baby Booker shares his name with musician Booker T. Jones, of Booker T. and the M.G.’s.

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