About Nameberry

What's a Nameberry?

What's a Nameberry? Think of it as a baby name -- only juicier, smarter, cooler, better. Nameberry is the site created by experts Pamela Redmond and Linda Rosenkrantz, coauthors of ten groundbreaking books on baby names widely quoted on the subject around the world. Nameberry includes an authoritative 70,000+ name database, a daily blog on baby names, unique lists and features, and a vibrant community of expectant parents and name lovers. With six million unique monthly visitors and 25 million page views from every country around the world, the Nameberry family includes a daily email newsletter, active Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram groups, and a wide Twitter following.

The Team

Pamela Redmond & Linda Rosenkrantz

Pamela Redmond & Linda Rosenkrantz, the authors acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming, are high-profile experts on name style, image and trends and the creators of Nameberry. They are the coauthors of ten landmark books about names, including Beyond Jennifer & Jason and The Baby Name Bible.

Pamela Redmond, Nameberry's CEO, has been widely quoted as an expert on baby names by such media outlets as The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, and CNN. Along with articles analyzing baby name gender switches and predicting future name trends, Redmond is the author of the novel Younger, the basis for the hit TV show, as well as its new sequel Older.

Linda Rosenkrantz has contributed many stories to Nameberry on trends and celebrity naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books. 


Hugh Hunter

Hugh Hunter built the Nameberry website and manages all technical aspects of the site. In addition to writing code, Hugh is the proud father of two boys and twin girls. There's a dog in there somewhere, too.


Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the baby name trends of the 2020s, the top baby names in each state, and the ultimate guide to sibling names. Sophie is Nameberry's resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at . Sophie lives in Chicago, where she also works as a perinatal therapist.


Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from where to find a cool vintage boy name to why some names become popular memes. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active forums community ticking. A linguist by background, Emma speaks six languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and three young children. You can reach her at


Clare Green

Clare Green, who has been writing for Nameberry since 2015, keeps on top of baby name news and statistics from around the world. Clare has a background in librarianship and linguistics, and lives in England with her young son. You can reach her at


Abby Sandel

Abby Sandel is the creator of name blog Appellation Mountain and writes Nameberry's Name Sage column, offering wise advice on baby name questions submitted by Berries every other Wednesday. Abby lives outside of Washington DC with her husband and two children, Alex and Clio. You can reach her on Facebook ,Instagram and Pinterest. For a chance to have your questions answered on Nameberry, contact Abby at