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The 30 Most Popular Baby Names That Are Also Foods

Jan 26, 2015

A French court ruled recently that a newborn baby could not be named "Nutella," reasoning that "it is contrary to the child’s interest to be wearing a name like that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts."

A thorough TIME investigation did not turn up any evidence of a Nutella being born in the United States since 1880, the earliest year for which baby name data is available from the Social Security Administration. (Pre-1880 Nutellas are unlikely; Nutella was developed in the 1940s). By comparing the most-recent set of newborn names against a list of 25,369 foods (mined from Wikipedia), we did find 30 other gourmet names that were given to American babies in 2013. Only names that show up at least five times in a given year are publicly reported.

NameGenderNumber (2013)
AppleFemale27
BasilMale56
BasilFemale21
BerryMale5
BisonMale5
BrieFemale51
CandyFemale62
ChardonnayFemale5
CurryMale7
DanishMale6
DasaniFemale34
DasaniMale9
DijonMale19
EvianMale8
EvianFemale8
HeinzMale5
HennessyFemale62
HoneyFemale57
KaleMale257
KaleFemale5
KipperMale6
MapleFemale44
PikeMale6
RomaineMale6
RyeFemale5
ShirazMale6
SkyyFemale94
SkyyMale7
SundaeFemale7

This list does not include names like "Clementine" and "Rosemary" that are common enough not to be automatically associated with food.

Looking to name your child something non-food related? TIME can predict how popular a name will be in the next 25 years. Check out the interactive below.

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