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August 28th, 2020

Victorian Names: A Royal Legacy

By Eleanor Nickerson

Victorian names are exemplified by the carefully chosen names of the Queen’s own nine children. And her huge influence on name trends is still felt today!

May 15th, 2020

Vintage British Nicknames

By Eleanor Nickerson

A fascinating compilation of lively, almost-forgotten old diminutives that deserve a new look, by Eleanor Nickerson aka Elea of the blog British Baby Names.

August 29th, 2019

New Top British Baby Names

By Eleanor Nickerson

Hot news! The latest British popularity figures are here! Olivia and Oliver are still #1, but there are also lots of surprises!

March 23rd, 2019

Scottish Baby Names: Most Popular in 2018

By Eleanor Nickerson

Eleanor Nickerson of Britishbabynames.com analyzes the newly released list of most popular Scottish baby names.

January 1st, 2019

British Baby Name Trends of 2019

By Eleanor Nickerson

What were the uniquely British naming trends in 2018? Expert Eleanor Nickerson clues us in!

November 1st, 2018

Great Anglo-American Baby Names for Harry and Meghan

By Eleanor Nickerson

Our British name authority Eleanor Nickerson offers her enlightened opinions on the leading baby name favorite possibilities for Meghan and Harry’s baby.

September 21st, 2018

New Top Baby Names in England and Wales

By Eleanor Nickerson

Our British baby name expert Eleanor Nickerson analyzes the brand new popularity list of England and Wales

July 26th, 2018

Names Hot in England, Still Outliers Here

By Eleanor Nickerson

The Brits are often in the vanguard of baby names–here’s a chance to get ahead of the curve!

May 22nd, 2018

The Top Cornish Names in Cornwall

By Eleanor Nickerson

Specifically Cornish names are in the Nameberry spotlight today, featuring some lovely and unusual choices!

April 9th, 2018

Scottish Names the Scottish Love

By Eleanor Nickerson

Some authentic Scottish names popular in Scotland, from Mirren to Vaila to Sorley, that would make charming imports.