emigrated onto the U.S. popularity list in the 1800’s, there have always been jovial Irish boys’ names represented there—through the Brian
eras right up to 2013, when Liam
hit second place. But who’s next? We looked at the latest Irish 100 Most Popular Boys’ Names
list to suss out the likeliest candidates, listed in order of their native popularity. (Pronunciations are given when needed, but don’t forget how we all managed to learn how to say Seamus
Which of the most popular Irish boys’ names are most likely to make it in the US? Our analysis:
Why give your daughter a mere name when you can name her after someone she can look up to? Of course, that inspirational namesake may well come from your own family. But in honor of Women’s History
Month, we’d like to suggest the names of a dozen daring, groundbreaking women who also happen to have noteworthy names you just might want to pass on to a little girl.
by Abby Sandel
They’re so famous that no last name is required. This group of Grammy-winning hitmakers has changed what we listen to, what we wear, and yes, how we name our children. The biggest names in music have inspired some of the fastest-rising baby names in recent years, from the now well-established Aaliyah to the astonishing debut of Jayceon. Which names will leap from the Billboard Hot 100 to the baby name popularity charts next?
In honor of Black History
Month, we salute some fabulous singers who contributed to the birth of the blues and the beginnings of jazz. Most are not as well known now as the Billie
Holidays and Ella
Fitzgeralds, but they all made significant contributions to this most American of art forms—and their vintage names are right on trend for babies today!
Jazz singer Adelaide Hall had a career that spanned 70 years, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, pioneered the improvisational vocal techniques known as “scat” singing, and had great success in England. The place name Adelaide, used by Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths for her daughter, is a big Nameberry fave, now at Number 13; Number 321 nationally.