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How Nameberry Created Baby Names

Nameberry is the world's largest website devoted to baby names, created by baby name experts Pamela Redmond and Linda Rosenkrantz with technical wizard Hugh Hunter. Based on ten groundbreaking baby name books coauthored by Nameberry creators Redmond and Rosenkrantz, Nameberry is widely recognized as an international authority on baby name style, history and trends.

Nameberry's founders literally invented the way the world looks at baby names with their original book, Beyond Jennifer & Jason, the first name guide to organize names into lists, identify style changes and names, calculate name popularity, and analyze the effects of celebrities and pop culture on naming trends.

Published in 1988, Redmond and Rosenkrantz's first book was followed by many others that expanded and deepened the landmark work that transformed how and what parents name their babies. The Nameberry creators' other authoritative books on baby names include Cool Names for Babies and The Baby Name Bible.

Redmond and Rosenkrantz's name books provided the foundation for Nameberry, launched in 2008. Nameberry includes an authoritative 70,000+ name database, daily baby name news, thousands of unique name 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 social media accounts, a revolutionary new name generator called Baby Name DNA, and a private name consulting service.

Nameberry Team

Baby Name Expert Pamela Redmond

Baby Name Expert Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the world's leading expert on baby names. The coauthor of ten ground-breaking name guides, Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. Redmond writes and is quoted frequently as a baby name expert in publications around the world, include The New York Times, People, Buzzfeed, The Independent, and The Sun. She has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, and many other television shows as a name expert, and has also been interviewed on podcasts and radio programs such as NPR and the BBC.

The mother of three and grandmother of one, Redmond lives in Los Angeles. She is also a novelist and the author of Younger, the book behind the seven-season television show starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff.

Baby name expert Pamela Redmond can be reached for press interviews or other inquiries at pam@nameberry.com.

Nameberry Founders Pamela Redmond & Linda Rosenkrantz

Nameberry Founders Pamela Redmond & Linda Rosenkrantz

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

Baby name expert Pamela Redmond is Nameberry's CEO. She directs all business and editorial operations of the site, and writes as an expert on names for Nameberry and other leading publications.

Linda Rosenkrantz, a noted baby name expert and coauthor of ten books on names, 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

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

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@nameberry.com . Sophie lives in Chicago, where she also works as a perinatal therapist.

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse joined the Nameberry 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. Emma is one of the baby name experts who provides Nameberry's private name consultations. 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 emma@nameberry.com

Clare Green

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 clare@nameberry.com

Abby Sandel

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 namesage@nameberry.com.

Dasnet Garcia

Dasnet Garcia

Dasnet Garcia, who goes by Das, joined the Nameberry team with a background in Data Science ready to take a deep dive into the quantitative realm of naming. Das assists on website coding projects. Her research focuses on visualizing trends through data, statistics, and coding. She is a mom to her Italian Greyhound, Percy. They live in New Jersey where she works as a Data Scientist Marketing Consultant.  

She can be reached at das@nameberry.com