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  • Saints' Names

    Here's proof that you can find saints' names that go way beyond the stodgy Anne or Francis. Following is a selection of some of the coolest saints' names for babies. Read More 

  • Saints' Names For Boys

    It is tradition in the Roman Catholic Church for a child receiving baptism to be given a saints' name. However, even parents who don't find themselves particularly religious have begun to take interest in the rare, uplifting, and sometimes unheard-of names of saints' for their sons and daughters. This list includes the likes of saints' names for boys. Read More 

  • Saints' Names for Girls

    Saints' names are still required for a Roman Catholic baptism, but beyond religious strictures, you might be interested in saints as inspirational namesakes or as a source of unusual ancient names. This list includes a range of saints' names for girls, from the classic to the cool to the rarely-heard. Read More 

  • Sci-Fi Baby Names

    Sci-fi baby names come from the most popular Science Fiction movies, books and television shows. From Star Wars to Blade Runner, here's a list of unique sci-fi baby names. Read More 

  • Scottish Baby Names

    The Scots--originally a Celtic tribe that migrated from northern Ireland-- have a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in their baby names. This list includes both uniquely Scottish Gaelic baby names, and others that have been used in Scotland for so long and often that they are thought of internationally as typically Scottish. Read More 

  • Scottish Names for Boys

    Scottish names for boys in the Nameberry database include the choices here. Read More 

  • Scottish Names for Girls

    Scottish names for girls found in the Nameberry database include the choices here. Read More 

  • Shakespearean Names

    Shakespearean names were drawn by the Bard from a range of ancient and modern cultures. Many have survived through the ages and are ripe for modern play. Among the Shakespearean names we recommend are the following. Read More 

  • Short & Strong Girl Names

    Looking for girl names that are unfussy and straightforward? Here are some choice baby girl names that are both short and strong. Read More 

  • Short Baby Names

    Sometimes -- when your last name is long and elaborate, when you simply believe in simplicity -- what you want most from baby names is that they be short. Sweet, maybe; mono-syllabic, possibly. But the most important quality: short. Here are some baby names that fit the bill. Read More 

  • Soap Opera Baby Names

    Baby names from soap operas, inspired by melodramatic characters, often appear on the popularity charts. If you're expecting a dramatic little one, a "soap" name may be right up your alley. Soap opera writers tend to choose names some may consider a bit over the top. Read More 

  • Son Baby Names

    Baby names that end in son originated just the way you think: They designated that the person -- Jackson, say, or Jefferson -- was the son of Jack or Jeffery. Son makes a stylish first name ending today, mostly for boys but since the era of Allison, also for girls. Son baby names can make for an original way to honor an ancestor while slightly varying the name. Some prime examples: Read More 

  • Southern Baby Names

    There's something about the South that says charm, hospitality and courtesy. This list of Dixie baby names may inspire a choice for your southern belle or gentleman. Read More 

  • Space Baby Names

    There are cool star names like Uma and Bono, and then there are the even more extreme astronomical star and constellation names, which might appeal to parents looking for baby names that are unique and celestial -- in other words, a heavenly name. Some stellar ideas: Read More 

  • Spanish Baby Girl Names

    Spanish baby girl names range far beyond the usual choices. Here are some Spanish girl names you may not have considered. Read More 

  • Spanish Baby Names for Boys

    Spanish baby names for boys that move beyond the obvious choices like Juan and Jose include: Read More 

  • Spanish Word Names

    The parent in search of truly distinctive baby names has to move farther than ever away from the established roster. One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward foreign-word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for French, Italian, and Spanish words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names, and here are some Spanish ideas. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities. Read More 

  • Spice (& Other Food) Baby Names

    Apple launched the trend toward food-oriented baby names, with lots of tasty names joining the menu. Read More 

  • Spiritual Baby Names

    Spiritual baby names suggest qualities we'd all like our children to aspire to and fit our new definition of cool. While they seem as if they can work for both genders, most spiritual baby names have been veering toward the feminine side. A few, such as Trinity, Destiny, Sky, and Genesis, are already staples on the girls' popularity lists. Here, some spiritual names that might be right for your baby. Read More 

  • Spring Baby Names

    Spring has sprung in the world of baby names. For your springtime baby, or just to represent the season's lively qualities, consider these baby names that mean or relate to spring. Read More 

  • State Capital Baby Names

    Baby names that reference state capitals might make your little girl or boy feel extra important and one-of-a-kind. The state capital baby names include: Read More 

  • Steampunk Baby Names

    The steampunk movement has been inspired by literature and cinema, blending futuristic themes with 19th century Victorian style. Think alternate history meets science fiction entwined with elements of steam power and clockwork. Here is a list of baby names incorporating this unique style. Read More 

  • Stephen's International Variations

    Stephen is one of the classic baby boy names widely used in the middle of the last century. Some variations you might want to consider instead: Read More 

  • Streamlined Baby Names

    Another approach to creative baby naming, this one as old as ElizaBETH and EuGENE, is to drop the first syllable or syllables, or even an initial letter of a name. These days, for instance, Drew and Ward are cooler baby names than Andy or Ed. Here are some other possibilities but, as with most recipes, feel free to improvise. Read More 

  • Stylish L Baby Names

    L is the letter that lends style to almost any name that contains it these days, whether at the beginning, in the middle, or -- most fashionably of all -- in a couple of different places. Also stylish are baby names that not only contain the letter L but its sound, as in Ella and Elliot. Here, fashionable baby names made all the lovelier by the letter L. Read More 

  • Summer Baby Names

    Summer is one of the nicest times of year to have a baby, the warm weather and slow pace making it that much easier to relax into new motherhood. Here is a list of baby names that summon the season, from nature to the ocean to the gemstones of summer months: Read More 

  • Supermodel Baby Names

    It's not enough that supermodels are skinny, gorgeous, world-revered millionaires. They've got babies, too, and not just ordinary babies, but babies with incredibly cool names. Here is the recent crop of supermodel baby names: Read More 

  • Supermodel Names

    Supermodels provide a real international smorgasbord (excuse the expression, girls) of beautiful baby girl names. Read More 

  • Surname Baby Names

    Surname baby names have been growing in popularity for boys and girls too over the past few decades. Now, anything goes, so look for a long-lost surname in your family or even search the phone book for something you love. Or look through this list for more unusual surname baby names. Read More 

  • Surname Favorites

    Surname names have been on the rise as baby names for a couple of decades now. Here are some of the most popular, for girls as well as boys. Read More