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Need Baby Name Help? Check Out the Most Notable Names of 2012

Most Notable Baby Names of 2012 I think that we’ve already settled on our next child’s name. No, we’re not pregnant yet, but I don’t like to leave it to the last minute with such a big decision. We have 2 girls names picked out and 1 boy name that we’re still debating thus far. We will hopefully have it narrowed down further and solidified before I am in the last month of my next pregnancy (we still have a LONG way to go), but of course who knows what will be thrown our way? We may change our mind a few times between now and then so we’re still searching!

We’ve all read the most popular baby names of the year, the most unusual and now, Nameberry released their most notable names of 2012.

The most notable baby names of 2012 may not have made the top 100 list, but they’re increasing in popularity quickly. Some have been inspired by books, world news, and events from around the world. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of these break through the top 100 list next year.

Click through to read 7 of the most notable baby names for 2012:


  • Grey 1 of 7
    Grey
    I bet you can guess where this name is getting popular from. The novel series "50 Shades of Grey" has sparked a rise in the baby names "Grey", "Gray" and "Grayson.
    Photo credit: iStockphoto
  • London 2 of 7
    London
    The 2012 winter Olympics has sparked a rise of the name London, which can be used for boy or girl. Also, with the princess being pregnant now, I bet we see a big spike in London-inspired names too.
    Photo credit: iStockphoto
  • Penelope 3 of 7
    Penelope
    The long-awaited birth of the girl Kardashian/Disick and the reveal of her name has risen the notability of the name Penelope. It's an older name which was also quite popular in the 1940's.
    Photo credit: iStockphoto
  • Malala 4 of 7
    Malala
    A beautiful name with attention brought to it for sad reasons. Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was gunned down by the Taliban for championing girls' education caught the heart of so many around the world. Her bravery and strength is sure to drive up the popularity of her gorgeous name.
    Photo credit: iStockphoto
  • Sandy 5 of 7
    Sandy
    You know I don't normally think hurricanes can name a name notable, but Sandy the superstorm had a huge impact earlier this year on the US. This name has been again been made popular, though not sure if many will be naming their child after the storm.
    Photo credit: iStockphoto
  • Arya 6 of 7
    Arya
    I love the show "Game of Thrones" and they have some pretty awesome names including Arya, which has become quite popular this year.
    Photo credit: iStockphoto
  • Lena 7 of 7
    Lena
    This name was hugely popular back in the 1880's to 1920 when it was a placeholder in the top 100 list. Now, the name has become in the public eye again thanks to actress Lena Dunham, who is an actress on the popular tv show Girls
    Photo credit: iStockphoto

To see the full list of 12 notable names of 2012, check out Namberry!

Photo credit: adapted from iStockphoto

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