What US city name, is now America's hottest new baby name? June 24 2014
Chris Perez - New York Post
Brooklyn is so hot right now — the name, that is, in addition to its most famous bearer.
The borough is one of the country’s most popular baby names, according to data released by the Social Security Administration.
No longer just a nom de fabulous for people like buxom Brooklyn Decker, Brooklyn has soared from No. 912 in popularity over the past two decades all the way into the top 30 in each of the past three years.
More than 6,600 girls born in the United States were named Brooklyn in 2013, which makes it the 28th-most-popular name for girls, beating out Samantha, Allison and Sarah, data show.
“People want more creativity, many for the better, some for the worse,” says Pamela Redmond Satran, co-founder of the baby naming site nameberry.com.
Brooklyn beat out some popular city names including Savannah (No. 37) and London (No. 85), but still couldn’t top favorites Madison (No. 9) and Charlotte (No. 11).
Though the popularity of the name is sweeping the nation, there’s one place it hasn’t gained much traction: New York.
“It’s almost like a magical place far away that doesn’t exist to them,” says parent Heath Farnsworth-Williams. “For us, Brooklyn is home, and we’d have a hard time trying to make the identity of our home coexist with the identity of our child.”
From left: David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son, Brooklyn; the HBO hit series “Girls,” which takes place in Brooklyn; and actress and model Brooklyn Decker