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  • C or K -- Your Choice

    The C and K spellings have become interchangeable for many baby names. Here, a selection of boy names that work with either spelling. Read More 

  • Catherine/Katherine's International Variations

    Variations of the classic baby names Catherine and Katherine are found around the world. Read More 

  • Celebrity Baby Names Master List

    A complete list of celebrity baby names, organized by letter, can be found here.

    Some notable recent celebrity baby names include: Read More 

  • Celebrity Surnames as Firsts

    Inspired by a fascinating discussion thread started by our own creative berries, here are some celebrity surnames that work well as firsts: Read More 

  • Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names

    Many of the hottest baby names today are inspired by celebrities. Here are the star-inspired names that are rising through the ranks. Read More 

  • Celestial Baby Names

    Celestial baby names include those of planets and their satellites, constellations and single stars. That adds up to a whole galaxy of celestial baby names to choose from. For even more ideas, read our blog on celestial names. Read More 

  • Christina's International Variations

    Christina, the feminine of Christopher, has many intriguing international variations. Read More 

  • Christmas Baby Names

    Names for a baby born at Christmastime can be especially festive and creative, drawing from all aspects of the holiday season. For more ideas, see the Christmas Baby Names blog. Read More 

  • Christmas Baby Names

    Expecting a Christmas baby, or just want a name that connotes the magical season? Here, our collection of Christmas baby names. See our blog for even more Christmas baby names. Read More 

  • Christopher's International Variations

    Christopher, one of the most popular baby boy names in the US over the past decades, has many intriguing international variations. Read More 

  • Classic Baby Names

    What are the most classic baby names for girls and boys? While there are hundreds of classic baby names from the Bible, ancient cultures, and other traditional sources in common use today, these are our picks for the most, um, classic classic baby names. Read More 

  • Classic Baby Names for Boys

    Classic baby names for boys, those that have been well used in the English-speaking world over time, are an elite group. While many Biblical baby names certainly qualify, we've grouped most of those on their own list. Here are the classic boy baby names that remain. Read More 

  • Classic Baby Names for Girls

    Classic baby names for girls, those that have been well used in the English-speaking world over time, are an elite group. While many Biblical names certainly qualify, we've grouped most of those on their own list. Here are the classic girl baby names that remain. Read More 

  • Classic Baby Names with a Twist

    What if you love classic baby names but want something more original? Or if you're looking to honor a relative but want to spin their classic name a bit differently? Without getting into too-crazy spelling variations or too-easy international forms, here some twists on classic baby names. Read More 

  • Classic Girl Names That Aren't Boring

    If your tastes run toward classic baby girl names but you want a name that sounds interesting and distinctive, consider these girl names that are traditional but not boring. Read More 

  • Classic Rock Baby Names

    These are a selection of baby names that rock and roll from songs of the classic rock era. Read More 

  • College Baby Names

    When you're on the prowl for the perfect name, anything can be an inspiration. Colleges around the country provide an endless possibilities for noteworthy baby names. Check out this list of baby names, each derived from the name of a college or university: Read More 

  • Colonial Craftsmen Names

    Opening the door to America's colonial past reveals some very aniquated names that were worn by early craftsmen. Read More 

  • Colonial Names for Boys

    Many of the baby names that were widely used during colonial times have fallen out of favor for long enough now to sound fresh and even cool again. If you like historic baby names but want to move beyond the Victorian and biblical choices we've heard so much of in recent years, consider these names culled from Revolutionary War rolls and eighteenth-century town histories. The only caveat: The choices are much wider and more appealing for boys than for girls. Read More 

  • Colonial Names for Girls

    Many colonial names have fallen out of favor for long enough now to sound fresh and even cool again. If you like historic baby names but want to move beyond the Victorian and biblical baby names we've heard so much of in recent years, consider these names culled from Revolutionary War rolls and eighteenth-century town histories. The only caveat: The choices are much wider and more appealing for boys than for girls. Read More 

  • Color Names for Babies

    Using color names for babies started with Amber, then Rose drove the point home. Now color names have exploded beyond these once cool favorites to include hues from the obvious -- Violet and Scarlett -- to the most exotic, from Azure to Zinc. The full spectrum: Read More 

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With F

    F is one of those sleeper initials that's fashionable precisely because it's so unfashionable. Some of the coolest F baby names: Read More 

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With I

    All vowel names are cool right now, but I-starting names may be the coolest baby names around. There are so many cool baby names that start with I that a parent in search of a name with that initial should have an easy time finding one to love. Read More 

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With L

    Baby names that start with L are intrinsically lovely, luscious, lilting -- and among the most stylish of our era. Here, a list of some of the most intriguing L-starting baby names. Read More 

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With P

    P, as in Peter, Paul, and....uh.... Patty, was a ubiquitous first initial at the middle of the last century. It's been keeping a low profile for a while now, but there are a lot of cool baby names that start with P. Here, our picks. Read More 

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With Q

    Baby names that start with Q can't fail to be cool -- or should we say qool? Here, a selection of cool baby names that start with that intriguing letter. Read More 

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With U

    U may be the most underused first initial of the baby naming alphabet. But yes, there are some cool baby names that start with U. Namely: Read More 

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With Z

    Z may be the zippiest, zestiest first initial for baby names around. Here, the wide selection of cool baby names that begin with Z. Read More 

  • Cool Bible Baby Names

    Cool Bible Baby Names are those that move beyond the biblical baby names that have been popular for several decades now. Such previously off-limits Bible names as Moses and Noah are now completely baby-worthy and ever-more-obscure baby names from the Bible are being revived all the time. For more popular Bible names, check the Biblical Baby Names: Most Popular list. Here are the top cool baby names from the Bible. Read More 

  • Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures

    Unique baby names are the order of the day, yet why invent a unique name when there are so many ancient names -- from Rome and Byzantium, from Olde England and Germany -- that deserve to be unearthed in the interest of cool? Here's a selection of worthy ancient choices, from a range of eras and places, that make unique baby names for boys. Read More 

  • Cool Boy Names From Around the World

    Cool boy names from Italy and Ireland, Scandinavia to the Middle East and beyond include the following choices. Read More 

  • Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures

    There are so many ancient names for girls -- from Rome and Byzantium, from Olde England and Germany -- that deserve to be unearthed in the interest of cool. Here's a selection of worthy ancient names, from a range of eras and places, that make unique baby names for girls. Read More 

  • Cool Girl Names From Around the World

    Cool names for girls from a range of cultures and countries include the following choices. Read More 

  • Cool Guy Names

    Many of us name babies based on who we want them to grow up to be, and all of these names nudge your son toward cool guy status. These are the names of the guys who are good-looking but not pretty, tough but also tender, bad boys but in the best possible way. If this is your prime criteria for a name, forget name style (though many of these are stylish) and focus on names that convey the cool guy image. Read More 

  • Cool Midcentury Baby Names

    Midcentury houses are in, midcentury furniture is in, so why not midcentury baby names? Maybe because too many of them feel like the dowdy, overplayed Baby Boomer names just heading into retirement and not due back in style for another generation or two. But some cool guy and girl midcentury names, with their sleek lines and no-nonsense feel, can work now. Read More 

  • Cool Middle Names

    Hello, cool middle names, and bye-bye to the bland connectives of generations past, the ubiquitous Ann that almost sounded like and, because the middle name has now taken on a much more active part in the naming process. It's a place to honor the family, be creative or whimsical, use a name you're not quite brave enough to try as a first. Here, some cool middle names, most of them best for girls. Read More 

  • Cool Vintage Baby Names

    Vintage baby names are very cool these days....and cool vintage names are very Nameberry. So does that mean that all vintage baby names are cool? Not exactly. Here are some of the coolest -- at least by popular agreement -- right now. Read More 

  • Coolator for Boys' Names

    Cool boys' names can sometimes be made from less-than-cool ones. With a bit of ingenuity you can ramp up a name you like to a similar one that's cooler, or tone it down if you want to go in a quieter direction. Here are some examples: Read More 

  • Coolator for Girls' Names

    Cool girls' names can sometimes be made from less-than-cool ones. Sometimes, all you have to do is add an a to the end to bump them up several coolness levels: Natalie to Natalia, Susan to Susanna -- you get the picture. The point is that with a bit of ingenuity you can ramp up a name you like to a similar one that's cooler, or tone it down if you want to go in a quieter direction. Here are some examples: Read More 

  • Coolest Baby Names That Aren't Really Names

    The coolest baby names sometimes aren't names at all. There are an uncountable number of words turned cool baby names, beyond the scope of any one source. The only limits are your reference books, your imagination, and your taste. Here are some of the coolest and most evocative of the group. Read More 

  • Cornish Baby Names

    Cornish baby names -- names with Celtic roots connected to the gorgeous southwest corner of England -- are an evocative group. Some Cornish baby names you might want to consider for your child include: Read More 

  • Country Music Baby Names

    The new crop of Country Music Baby Names aren't quite as down-home as they used to be. They've shaken off the hayseed image and would be equally at home in New Jersey as Nashville. The names of country music stars inspiring parents as baby names today include: Read More 

  • Cowboy Baby Names

    Looking for a name that says cowboy boots and stirrups? Check out this list of cowboy baby names, many of them inspired by Westerns of the last century. Read More 

  • Crazy Celebrity Baby Names

    Crazy celebrity baby names have been around for a long time, since the Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa era. But now there's a whole new generation of crazy celebrity baby names. These are some of the most outrageous. Read More 

  • Crazy Nicknames for Boys

    What crazy nicknames have been given to boys over the years? We think these are some of the most unusual. Read More 

  • Crazy Nicknames for Girls

    Looking for the wackiest nicknames used for girls? Here are some we think qualify. Read More 

  • Creative Baby Names

    Creative baby names can be drawn from the worlds of art, music, design, or literature. Creative baby names for boys and girls include the following. Read More