First Baby Names of 2013
The first names of 2013 are rolling in, which means the Name Lady and the team at NameCandy.com compile the annual list of First Baby Names of the New Year.
Looking over the names of the first babies born in all 50 states, it might be fair to say that the list is brought to you by the letter K. Or at least theÂ soundÂ â€śK.â€ť
The crisp sound of â€śKâ€ť has been an American favorite since Kelly and Kevin were fresh new hits, and this yearâ€™s first names show itâ€™s still going strong. K represents the style of 2013, leading off names likeÂ Kennedi,Â Klara, Kaleb,Â Kiera, Kent,Â Colton, Connor and Cohen. Still more of the names carry that â€śkâ€ť sound within them:Â Isaac,Â Malcolm, Eric, Jaycob, Mikah,Â DominicÂ and Lyrik.
In addition to its hot letters, Lyrik strikes another style note as one of several unguessably androgynous names on the list. In case you were wondering, baby Lyrik is a boy, born in Colorado. His name holds a special place in our hearts, as our very ownÂ Name LadyÂ discussed it in detail a few months back in her column â€śAre Musical Names for Sissies?â€ť Other he-or-she First Names includeÂ Baylin, Mobley, Sayge, and our pick for the most eye-catchingly creative first name of 2013:
Daffron is a boy, from Virginia. Weâ€™re guessing itâ€™s a family surname (not just a route to the nickname Daffy).
As you look through the state-by-state list of first baby names of 2013 below, what patterns do you notice? What baby name trends do you think will carry through for the rest of the year?
State-by-State First Baby Names of 2013:
Alabama:Â Graham Kent. 12:56 a.m.
Arizona:Â Malcolm, 12:04 a.m.
Arkansas:Â Malea, 3:37
California:Â Dorian Martin-Jean, 12:00 a.m.; Harley Daniel â€śat the stroke of midnight;â€ť Nathan, also â€śat the stroke of midnight.â€ť
Colorado:Â Lyrik Robert Sky, 12:45 a.m.
Connecticut:Â Seth, 12:06 am
Florida:Â Bentley Lamar, 12:14; Baylin Henry, 12:00:14 a.m.
Georgia:Â Eric John Antonio, 1:41 a.m.
Hawaii:Â Quetzalli, 2:49 a.m.
Idaho:Â Henry Nicholas, 1:37 a.m.
Illinois:Â Aydan, 12:08 a.m.
Indiana:Â Alex, 12:02 a.m.
Iowa:Â Jaycob Ryan Jr. 12:45 a.m.
Kansas:Â Xiomara Tatiana, 12:05 a.m.
Kentucky:Â No name released, 12:12 a.m.; Emma, 3:31
Louisiana:Â Juniper Lynn Marie, 1:20 a.m. (Baton Rouge area)
Maine:Â Finnegan, 12:33 a.m.
Maryland:Â Brianna, 12:00:05 a.m.
Massachusetts:Â Max Pierre, 12:00:05 a.m.
Michigan:Â Charlee Maria, 12:06 a.m.
Minnesota:Â Kiera, 2:17 am, No Name, 12:17 a.m.
Mississippi:Â Kennedi Reese, 5:06 a.m.
Missouri:Â Mikah, 12:13 a.m.
Nebraska:Â Colton Alexander, 12:01
Nevada:Â Lyla Emerson, 12:00 a.m.
New Hampshire:Â Connor Roger, 12:14 a.m.
New Jersey:Â Eileem Flores; 12:00: 06 a.m.
New Mexico:Â Dominic Jairo, 12:10
New York:Â Olivia Rose, just after midnight;
North Carolina:Â Silas Coady, 12:10 a.m.
North Dakota:Â Klara Lea, 12:50 a.m.
Ohio:Â Hadley Ann, 12:01 a.m.
Oklahoma:Â Ella Jean, 12:59 a.m.
Oregon:Â Jasmine, 12:40 a.m.
Pennsylvania:Â Shane Patrick Jr, 12:11 ; Kaleb Nicholas, 12:31 a.m.
Rhode Island:Â Isaac George, 12:24 a.m.
South Carolina:Â Lyla, 12:30 a.m.
South Dakota:Â Cohen, 3:30 a.m.
Tennessee:Â Mobley Alexander, 12:33
Texas:Â Fulton Ames, 12:01 a.m.; Maritza, 12:01; Aubree Star, 12:04
Utah:Â Anna-Sofia,12:01 a.m.
Vermont:Â Sayge Raylynn, 1:59
Virginia:Â Daffron, â€śa little after the ball droppedâ€ť; Annabella , 12:21 a.m.
Washington: Dominik James, 12:01
West Virginia:Â Eric Johnothan, 10:46 a.m.
Wisconsin:Â Name Not released, 12:23 a.m.
Wyoming:Â Felicity Hae, â€śjust after 1 a.m.â€ť
To see how the First Baby Names of 2013 compare to previous years, take a look back:
When was the last time you met a pair of kids named John and Mary? The traditional names that ruled America for centuries are vanishing. Parents are obsessing over creative name choices, and celebrities are branding and re-branding themselves like products. Even surnames have burst wide open, as couples rethink the whole concept of family names.
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