Baby Name DNA: Name Generator of the Future

Baby Name DNA: Name Generator of the Future

We are very excited to introduce you to Baby Name DNA, a revolutionary new name generator we’ve developed to analyze your naming style and match you with the perfect names.

Baby Name DNA organizes names into eight main types, based on a range of qualities such as popularity and derivation, and people's name style into a unique combination of those types based on the results of a 100-question analytical quiz.

The eight Name DNA types are:

Leader – These names are popular, traditional, dignified and formal. Think Catherine and William.

Charmer – These are the friendly, down-to-earth names beloved by many: Ellie and Jack, to name two popular examples.

Star – These eye-catching names sound celebrity-appropriate, and sometimes they literally are: Kendall Jenner and Drake both have names that fit the Star type.

Influencer – Distinctive names that tend to catch fire: Jericho, Calliope, and Scout are notable examples of Influencer names.

Romantic – Romantic names are both historic and rare, with a warm, dramatic feel. Persephone and Casimir, Viola and Virgil are all Romantic names.

Bohemian – Quirky, unusual, and appealing, Bohemian names tend to be drawn from unusual or natural sources. Think Drummer, Pixie, and Bear.

Noble – Noble names might be royal or mythological names. They’re both traditionally-rooted and rare. Examples: Guinevere and Persephone.

Maverick – The Maverick type defies all conventions. The more unusual and out-of-the box, the better. Andromeda and Dune are both Maverick names.

Once you analyze your individual Baby Name DNA, the real magic happens. The Name DNA tool offers you a tailored list of name recommendations based on your profile. You then tell us whether you like or dislike your recommended names and we offer you more and better names on ever-more-refined lists, ad infinitum. 

While Name DNA can of course help you search for names for your baby, it can also be a useful way to search for a new name for yourself. The tool combines our expertise as the world’s largest name site with a proprietary algorithm to gauge your deepest individual tastes and responses to a wide range of names and match you to names you’ll love.

Try it now and share your type on the Baby Name DNA forum. You might also want to check out our full suite of name generators.

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized baby name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. She has written about baby names for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and People.

Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.