Category: Name Image

Zodiac baby names

If you’re looking for baby names related to the astrological sign of Virgo, here are dozens of intriguing ideas!

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Old Testament girl names

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Have you noticed that even ancient names from the Bible go in and out of style?

These days, Old Testament boy names dominate the popularity list, with Noah, Jacob and Benjamin in the Top 10, as well as Archangel Michael, but with only Abigail on the girl side.

This was not true in the recent past, when names like Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca, Leah and Hannah were high on the list; now Hannah is the sole survivor in the Top 50. There are, however, others showing definite signs of revival, such as Naomi at Number 77, Delilah at 116, Esther at 203, Ruth 293, and Miriam 294, with Deborah and Judith further down, still hindered by their midcentury nicknames of Debby and Judy.

But there are viable girl names in the Old Testament beyond this constricted circle and here are some of the best.

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12 Celebrity Place Names Worth Visiting

celebrity place names
Savannah, London, Brooklyn. In 2016, that might be your list of places to visit next year, or maybe it’s your kindergartener’s new class list. Place names have gone mainstream, and plenty of parents are borrowing baby naming inspiration from the map. Celebrity parents are no exception – in fact, they’ve introduced some intriguing options for our sons and daughters. Here are a dozen of the best starbaby place names worth visiting.

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Modern Virtue Names

Virtue

By Abby Sandel

Virtue names go way back. The Pilgrims brought them to Plymouth Rock. A handful of classics, like Grace and Hope, have almost always ranked in the US Top 1000.

But there’s a new kind of virtue name in vogue today: the modern virtue. These names are less specifically religious. True, there’s no shortage of names like Miracle and Messiah. But many of the modern virtue choices are word names that carry a great deal of meaning, but aren’t expressly about faith.

Instead, they’re about bravery, achievement, fairness, and peace. It’s easy to imagine any parent hoping their child will embody these qualities. No surprise, then, that these names are very much in use in 2016.

Actor turned director and activist Nate Parker and wife Sarah DiSanto are the latest high profile couple to choose a modern virtue name for their new arrival. Parker’s latest project is The Birth of a Nation, the story of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner. The couple named their daughter Justice.

It’s time for a closer look at the modern virtue names that have become mainstream in recent years.

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Baby Blue Girl Names

Blue girl names

Blue became the go-to color for boys sometime in the early twentieth century. But ever since Beyonce and Jay-Z named their daughter Blue Ivy in 2012, names in the hue of blue seem just right for our daughters, too. Red Ruby and Scarlett top the list of color names for girls in 2016, but some of these, from icy Alice to loyal True, might be the next wave of rainbow-inspired appellations.

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