English word name, diminutive of Barbara, Latin
"foreign woman"

Baby Origin and Meaning

The name Baby is a girl's name meaning "foreign woman".

Baby is rarely seen as a given name — or even nickname — these days, although it did rank in the Top 1000 from 1989 to 2003. These instances can be accounted for in two ways. Firstly, infants whose birth certificates are not filled out on time are given generic placeholders for registration, such as Infant, Unknown, or Baby. But more influential during this decade was the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing, starring Jennifer Grey as Frances "Baby" Houseman. It's the origin of the famed line, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

Model Jessica Hart named her daughter Baby-Rae in November of 2020, in homage to the film. In an interview with People, she said, "I first heard it in the movie Dirty Dancing and always thought I'd love to name my daughter Baby."

# 953 in the US

Baby Rank in US Top 1000

Baby Popularity

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Famous People Named Baby

  • Baby HalderIndian author
  • Baby Constance Irene Theresia HuwaeIndonesian actress and singer
  • Baby Spicestage name of Emma Bunton, English singer formerly of The Spice Girls
  • Babyring name of Shannon McNeill, American pro wrestler
  • Baby do Brasilstage name of Bernadete Dinorah de Carvalho Cidade, Brazilian singer
  • Justine "Baby" WashingtonAmerican R&B singer
  • Babynickname of Princess Beatrice, youngest daughter of Queen Victoria

Baby in Pop Culture

  • Frances "Baby" Housemancharacter in movie "Dirty Dancing" ("Nobody puts Baby in the corner")
  • Babya character in In the After by Demitria Lunetta
  • Baby Michealina de la Vega Factorbaby sister of Jane in "Jane the Virgin"
  • Baby Carlylecharacter in the book series Gossip Girl: The Carlyles
  • "Baby" song by Justin Bieber
  • In "Lullabies for Little Criminals" by Heather O'Neill'sthe 12,year,old main character says she can't wait to be a grown,up woman named Baby.
  • Michael "Baby" Whitfieldcharacter in the film "This Christmas"

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