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Elizabeth Smart Welcomes Baby With a Name Fit for a Goddess

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Yay, some good news for Elizabeth Smart! This kidnapping victim turned activist has given birth to a baby girl. And she and husband Matthew Gilmour (whom she married in 2012) have given their daughter a trendy name, too: Chloe.

Chloe is a super-popular name right now, on umpteen "cool girl names" lists. And we can understand why. The name is sweet, feminine, named after a Greek goddess and translates as "new growth." Can't go wrong with that!

The name's Greek roots plays into a big trend, too: Greek baby names one of hottest trends for 2015, according to Laura Wattenberg, baby name expert and founder of BabyNameWizard

Plus, the name Chloe has a lot of star power behind it, thanks to Chloe Sevigny and the daughters of Olivia Newton-John and of Candice Bergen. Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian popularized this alternate spelling.

Given all Elizabeth has been through, a name from the Greek gods that symbolizes a fresh start seems like the perfect fit.

For more great baby name ideas, visit BabyNameWizard

Originally on The Stir.

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June 2, 2015 12:27 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I just couldn't be more happy for her. Her courage and character give me chills. Chloe is also so sweet and fun! Wish her family all the best.

June 3, 2015 2:02 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Chloe is also a name from the Bible. Corinthians 1:11. Considering she is Morman this is most likely the source for her choice of names.

June 8, 2015 1:03 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I'm Mormon and one of my daughter's mn is a family name, another dd is biblical, another is the same as a Catholic saint. Lots of Mormons use names like Paisley, Kinley, Catcher, Macee, etc. etc. Chloe is a great name too with lots of ties!

June 17, 2015 4:02 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Lots of Mormons use names that have no ties to the Bible. In fact, many Mormons choose non-traditional, unusual names.

Chloe is very pretty!

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