Now Hot: Giving Your Baby a Duck Dynasty Star's Name

BabyCenter presents the year's top baby names

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 3, 2013 10:00 AM CST

(Newser) – Think you're soooooo clever naming your baby after a Duck Dynasty star? Think again: Korie and Silas are some of the trendy up-and-comers on BabyCenter's annual baby names survey, along with other pop-culture-inspired names like George (after the royal baby), Kanye (we wish we were joking), and Marnie and Shoshanna (after the Girls characters). Korie's popularity, for example, was up 89% this year, Kanye was up 38%, and George was up 37% ... as a girl's name, NBC News reports. Salon notes that the names Jesse and Skyler were also up in popularity, presumably thanks to Breaking Bad. But none of the above made it into the top 10. For boys:

  1. Jackson
  2. Aiden
  3. Liam
  4. Lucas
  5. Noah
  6. Mason
  7. Jayden
  8. Ethan
  9. Jacob
  10. Jack

For girls:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Mia
  6. Ava
  7. Lily
  8. Zoe
  9. Emily
  10. Chloe
Amusing sidenote: The name Paula went down in popularity by 20%. Thanks, Paula Deen?

In this May 9, 2012 photo, from left, Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson, Phil Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson, and Si Robertson pose at the A&E Networks 2012 Upfront at Lincoln Center in New York.
In this May 9, 2012 photo, from left, Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson, Phil Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson, and Si Robertson pose at the A&E Networks 2012 Upfront at Lincoln Center in New York.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey)
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