About Nameberry


What’s a Nameberry?  We like to think of it as a baby name….only juicier, smarter, more stylish, better.  Nameberry is the site created by the leading experts on baby names Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, coauthors of ten groundbreaking books on names widely quoted on the subject around the world.  Nameberry includes an authoritative 50,000 name database developed over four decades, a daily blog on baby names, unique lists and features , and a vibrant community of expectant parents and name lovers.  With over four and a half million monthly visitors and 28 million page views from every country around the world, the Nameberry family includes a daily email newsletter, an active Facebook group, and a wide Twitter following.

Pamela Redmond Satran & Linda Rosenkrantz

Pam Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz , the authors acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming, are the high-profile experts on name style, image and trends. Together they wrote ten books on names, including the groundbreaking Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Cool Names for Babies, and The Baby Name Bible.

They contribute baby name articles regularly to such publications as Parents, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and TODAYMoms, and have been interviewed extensively on names by everyone from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal to The Today Show, the BBC, and Oprah.

In addition to co-producing Nameberry, Pam (on the right, above) is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including Younger, now a television series created by Sex & The City’s Darren Star.  More details about her other work are on her website. Linda’s novel Talk has been republished to wide acclaim as a New York Review Books Classic.  Her other books include a childhood memoir called My Life as a List: 207 Things About My (Bronx) Childhood, and a history and anthology of telegrams.

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Hugh Hunter

Hugh Hunter is the engineer who created the database and wrote the software that powers Nameberry. His experience has taken him from Fortune 500 companies like Visa to Internet mainstays like Citysearch to small web startups. Hugh’s recent work has included the re-launched site for Mireille Guiliano’s French Women Don’t Get Fat and the author site for Mitch Albom. In addition to writing code, Hugh is a screenwriter and a dad of two boys and twin girls.

Lesley Marker

Designer of the new Nameberry, Lesley Marker has more than 15 years of online design experience, building brands, and improving user interaction.  In 2001 she established Marker Design, a web design studio. Prior to Marker Design, Lesley worked at CondéNet where she served as Creative Director for and designed and art directed some of CondéNast’s largest online brands. Her design for was nominated for Most Fashionable website by the CFDA. Her work has been featured in the book Webworks: e-zines.

To contact Nameberry, email Pam Satran at or Linda Rosenkrantz at