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How to Choose a Grandparent Name You Love
Sat Dec 04 2021

How to Choose a Grandparent Name You Love

Are you more of a Grandma or a Nana? Or perhaps Mormor, Mimi or Spicy? Our guide to grandparent names is full of ideas — and fun reader stories — from the traditional to the one-of-a-kind.
Old Lady Names Get a Refresh
Thu Dec 02 2021

Old Lady Names Get a Refresh

What is the next wave of old lady names coming into style? We take a look at the coolest choices right now and see what's coming up next for the future.
Name Sage: Honoring Grandma Elaine
Wed Dec 01 2021

Name Sage: Honoring Grandma Elaine

There's no question that this baby's name should honor grandma Elaine. But what's the best way to transform this elegant, feminine favorite into a choice for a grandson? The Name Sage has the answers.
100 New Names 2021
Tue Nov 30 2021

100 New Names 2021

The Nameberry database is constantly growing! Here are 100 cool new names we've added to the site in the past year, many of them suggested by our own community of knowledgeable name lovers.
Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright
Sun Nov 28 2021

Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright

Hanukkah baby names move beyond those of the Maccabees. For your modern Hanukkah baby, we have eight fashionable Hebrew names that mean light.
What’s Your Thanksgiving Name?
Thu Nov 25 2021

What’s Your Thanksgiving Name?

Thanksgiving names are festive and traditional. Take our latest quiz and we'll tell you which name matches your Thanksgiving personality.
How I Named My Baby: Aria Sloane
Wed Nov 24 2021

How I Named My Baby: Aria Sloane

Sammi and Danny had their daughter's name picked out nine years before they found out they were expecting. It was an unexpected honor name that was meant to be. We talked to Sammi about how she and Danny chose Aria Sloane and her Hebrew name, Amalia Tova.
How Not to Choose the Next Big Baby Name
Mon Nov 22 2021

How Not to Choose the Next Big Baby Name

How do you avoid choosing the top baby name of the future? Crystal balls at the ready! Here are our five top tips for predicting the future popularity of your favorite names.
Unisex Names That Switched From Boy to Girl
Sat Nov 20 2021

Unisex Names That Switched From Boy to Girl

Think Harper, Lauren, and Madison are girl names? 100 years ago they were given only to boys. Discover 50+ more names that swapped from male to female.
How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandpa
Thu Nov 18 2021

How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandpa

You want to honor your grandpa, but what if his name is old-fashioned, or just a bit too classic for you? We've re-invented the top boy names of the 1930s and 1940s into options that are cool today, and still connected to the original version.
Name Sage: How About Ambrose?
Wed Nov 17 2021

Name Sage: How About Ambrose?

Their firstborn is named Henry Nolan. Now he's going to be a big brother, and her favorite name is Ambrose. But ... is it just too much? Or the next traditional name ready for revival?
Choctaw Names Tell Stories
Tue Nov 16 2021

Choctaw Names Tell Stories

Guest blogger Angel Thomas, aka Dantea, shares names from the Choctaw side of her heritage.
Long Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide
Mon Nov 15 2021

Long Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide

Long baby names are the perfect match for shorter surnames, and come packed with nickname potential. See our favorite long names for boys and girls!
Astrology Names: The Ultimate Guide
Thu Nov 11 2021

Astrology Names: The Ultimate Guide

Astrology names are inspired by the zodiac signs, the planets, and the four elements. Whether you believe it's written in the stars, or it's just a bit of fun, astrology can be a great starting point for finding a baby name.
Ancient Names for Babies
Thu Nov 11 2021

Ancient Names for Babies

Ancient Greek and Roman baby names are rising in popularity for modern babies.
How I Named My Baby: Mercer Joaquin
Wed Nov 10 2021

How I Named My Baby: Mercer Joaquin

Allison and Roberto needed a cross-cultural boy name that worked in Spanish and English. Their secret? Look at French baby names. We spoke to Allison about how she and Roberto chose Mercer, and the very funny names their older daughters suggested.
Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques
Wed Nov 10 2021

Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques

Looking at how trendy boy names come in clusters.
Unisex Baby Names: But Are They Really?
Mon Nov 08 2021

Unisex Baby Names: But Are They Really?

Unisex names are attracting more and more attention for babies of both sexes – but “unisex” doesn’t always mean “gender-neutral”. These unisex baby names are still strongly gendered in the US.
How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandma
Sat Nov 06 2021

How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandma

What to do when you want to name your baby after your grandma, but you can't bring yourself to call her Linda, Carol or Barbara? We bring you smart, stylish ideas for reinventing the top names of the 1930s and 1940s.
Cherokee Names Are All-American
Thu Nov 04 2021

Cherokee Names Are All-American

Drawing from her own background, Angel Thomas looks at the naming practices, and the names themselves, of the Cherokee culture.
Name Sage: Spirited Names for Rosie's Sister
Wed Nov 03 2021

Name Sage: Spirited Names for Rosie's Sister

They love their firstborn's name - Rose "Rosie" Teresa. Now it's time to name her sister and their frontrunner is Lola. Does it work well with Rosie, or can we find a better name for their new daughter?
Ask the Name Guru: How to Have More Fun Naming Your Baby
Tue Nov 02 2021

Ask the Name Guru: How to Have More Fun Naming Your Baby

Sure, baby naming is fun in the abstract, but when it becomes real, some parents-to-be are left stressed and overwhelmed. How can you make the process enjoyable again? We have seven tips for how to have more fun naming your baby.
New Geek Chic Names For Boys
Tue Nov 02 2021

New Geek Chic Names For Boys

Whether you call them hipster, nerdy, funky-clunky or Grandpa names, there’s no denying that geek chic names for boys are cool.
November Baby Names Are Rich with Meaning
Mon Nov 01 2021

November Baby Names Are Rich with Meaning

November baby names express gratitude with Thanksgiving-related meanings, as well as those related to Autum, zodiac signs, and other symbols of the month.
Beautiful Babyberry Names of October
Mon Nov 01 2021

Beautiful Babyberry Names of October

Our members welcomed three times as many girls as boys in October, with sweet and spunky vintage girl names very much the flavor of the month. On the boys’ side, cool contemporary classics reigned supreme, paired with dramatic literary middles for added flair!