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March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!
Sat Mar 02 2024

March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!

In like a lion, out like a lamb. March baby names usher in the spring, so fresh nature names abound in our round-up of the best names for March babies.
Welsh Names Celebrate St David’s Day
Fri Mar 01 2024

Welsh Names Celebrate St David’s Day

In honor of Wales's national festival, here are the coolest, cutest and most legendary Welsh names.
Active Verb Baby Names for Leap Year Babies
Thu Feb 29 2024

Active Verb Baby Names for Leap Year Babies

There is a whole category of energetic word names for boys that practically leap off the page.
Baby Names Before 1850
Wed Feb 28 2024

Baby Names Before 1850

What did parents name their children before official records began? Records from a hundred years ago show that the choices go far beyond John and Mary — and some of them could inspire you today.
Last Names as First Names: Welcome to the Next Wave
Tue Feb 27 2024

Last Names as First Names: Welcome to the Next Wave

Each generation has its own favorite surname baby names. Meet the next wave of up-and-coming last names, and discover cool, fresh alternatives to the popular choices.
Why Pisces Are Romantic Namers
Mon Feb 26 2024

Why Pisces Are Romantic Namers

Pisces namers are creative, spiritual, and romantic. They are drawn to meaningful names with a unique twist. Read all about Pisces namers here.
“Bo” Names are Booming
Sun Feb 25 2024

“Bo” Names are Booming

From Bodhi to Beaumont, this is one of the hottest sounds in baby names. The best news? There's a Bo name for every style and popularity level.
The Basics of Choosing a Japanese Name
Sat Feb 24 2024

The Basics of Choosing a Japanese Name

A beginner's guide to beautiful and meaningful Japanese names.
200 Best Twin Boy Names 2024
Fri Feb 23 2024

200 Best Twin Boy Names 2024

Good twin boy names have the right strength, style, and vibe for this year. We've gathered our top 100 sets of twin names for boys — 200 names total — that fit the bill. Styles such as Southern twin boy names and badass twin boy names are featured here, along with unique twin boy names, and even matching twin boy names!
200 Best Twin Girl Names 2024
Thu Feb 22 2024

200 Best Twin Girl Names 2024

We've compiled our top 100 sets of twin girl names — that's 200 names! — with the right style, substance, and vibe for this year. You can find twin girl names by style — cute twin girl names, badass twin girl names; names by rarity — unique twin girl names; even matching twin girl names!
60+ Good Names with Bad Meanings
Wed Feb 21 2024

60+ Good Names with Bad Meanings

Good names with bad meanings exist, and you might be surprised to discover some of the most popular names of all time among them. Here are 60+ of the best. Read them at your peril!
Pisces Baby Names Rise to the Surface
Tue Feb 20 2024

Pisces Baby Names Rise to the Surface

Pisces baby names take their main inspiration from the water. Pisces is the last of the three water signs and is represented by a pair of fish. Any name with a water-related meaning — especially if it connects to fish — is ideal for a Piscean child. Options abound, from Marina and Fisher to Nineveh and Bardo.
Presidential Names for Babies: Who's Winning?
Mon Feb 19 2024

Presidential Names for Babies: Who's Winning?

Presidential names for babies are breaking popularity records for girls and boys, hitting their highest ranks ever. Here are 25 of the best, ranked.
Feminist Names For Empowered Children
Sun Feb 18 2024

Feminist Names For Empowered Children

50+ patriarchy-smashing names for girls and boys, inspired by feminist values and strong independent women.
Kindercore Names Evoke Nostalgia
Sat Feb 17 2024

Kindercore Names Evoke Nostalgia

Kindercore names harken back to childhood, referencing beloved characters we all grew up with. We explore this new trend, as seen in recent celebrity babies Bambi, Cosmo, and Malibu Barbie.
African-American Heroine Names
Fri Feb 16 2024

African-American Heroine Names

Notable African-American heroines inspire a range of names to look up to, from the well-known to the underappreciated.
Pregnancy Guide, Week by Week
Thu Feb 15 2024

Pregnancy Guide, Week by Week

Congratulations, you're pregnant! Or at least you're trying to be. Nameberry's Pregnancy Guide charts your pregnancy week by week to lay out the basics at every stage of this exciting time.
Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love
Wed Feb 14 2024

Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love

Our ultimate guide to Valentine's Day names meaning love, heart, and all things sweet, plus some gems from mythology and literature. Will you choose one for your little lovebug?
Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!
Tue Feb 13 2024

Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!

A parade of names celebrating the fun and pageantry of the New Orleans carnival, and all things Louisiana. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Model Names Reflect Diversity on the Runway
Mon Feb 12 2024

Model Names Reflect Diversity on the Runway

Model names are diverse, unique, and seriously stylish. We look at the très chic names of 20 up-and-coming runway models — all worthy of consideration by fashionable parents.
40 Names That Mean You Live on the West Coast
Sun Feb 11 2024

40 Names That Mean You Live on the West Coast

Which names are more popular on the West Coast than the rest of the US? We analyzed the latest data to find stylish, quirky West Coast baby names that the rest of the country should know about.
Moon Names for Babies Shimmer and Shine
Sat Feb 10 2024

Moon Names for Babies Shimmer and Shine

Moon names for babies don't stop at Luna! Today on Lunar New Years, we take a look at some of the best rare moon-inspired baby names for boys and girls, from Aruna to Esmeray to Caliban.
African American Names: Early Day, Place, and Word Names
Fri Feb 09 2024

African American Names: Early Day, Place, and Word Names

The earliest African American names included day names, place names, and word names that sound very 21st century.
Popular Dutch Names We Should Borrow
Thu Feb 08 2024

Popular Dutch Names We Should Borrow

Dutch baby names are a small but mighty subset of international baby names. The most popular Dutch name in the US is Skylar, a variation of the surname Schuyler. Rhett, which derived from the Dutch surname de Raedt, and Van, a Dutch preposition, also rank in the US Top 1000. Dutch social insurance bank SVB.
The Art of the (Baby Name) Breakup
Wed Feb 07 2024

The Art of the (Baby Name) Breakup

Baby name struggle? You're not alone. A lighthearted take on how to break up with those on-off name loves in style!