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2012 Trends: Hot Comebacks and Royal Names

The start of 2012 has yet to arrive but the top baby names of the upcoming year have! How is that so? Although it cannot be said which names have made a comeback without the year actually beginning, Parenting Magazine does predict a few of the potential baby name trends for the start of the new year.

Does it come as any surprise that the hot royalty duo made their mark on the new baby name trend, or that those once popular names are making a comeback?  

Great Kate: 2012 Trend

Elizabeth (Hebrew): My God is bountiful
Henry (German): The ruler of the house
James (Hebrew): Form of Jacob, meaning “he who supplants”
John (Hebrew): God is gracious; in the Bible, one of the Apostles
Kate (Greek): Form of Catherine, meaning “one who is pure; virginal”
Liam (Gaelic): Form of William, meaning “the determined protector”
Pippa (English): Form of Philipa, meaning “a friend of horses”
William (German): The determined protector

Tried and True: 2012 Trend

Andrew (Greek): Manly; a warrior
Jennifer (Welsh): One who is fair; a beautiful girl
Matthew (Hebrew): A gift from God
Michael (Hebrew): Who is like God?
Rachel (Hebrew): The innocent lamb; in the Bible, Jacob’s wife
Sarah (Hebrew): Princess; lady; in the Bible, wife of Abraham

Check back with the Baby Name Registry tomorrow to get your fill on more of the upcoming trendy names of 2012.