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Nameberry brings you up-to-date news on baby name popularity, laws, and customs around the world.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Baby Name Influencers 2021
Thu Oct 28 2021

Top Baby Name Influencers 2021

Stars and their children are the top baby name influencers of 2021. See the most influential celebrity-related names of the year, from Archie to Charli to Zillion.
How I Named My Baby: Xander Steele
Wed Oct 27 2021

How I Named My Baby: Xander Steele

Kristen and Alex knew their son would have the middle name Steele, but what first name is cool enough to go with it? They chose Xander Steele for their son, born in April 2021. We talk to Kristen about the process of naming Xander.
Wes Anderson Baby Names Add Whimsy
Tue Oct 26 2021

Wes Anderson Baby Names Add Whimsy

Wes Anderson baby names are whimsical, meaningful, and incredibly iconic. We profile the most notable names from the auteur's universe and have a quiz for you to discover your Wes Anderson name.
Scorpio Baby Names Captivate and Inspire
Sat Oct 23 2021

Scorpio Baby Names Captivate and Inspire

Scorpio baby names convey the passion and intensity of the sign. They're related to the autumn season, water, and other symbols associated with Scorpio.
Ask the Name Guru: Can I Use an Honor Name Without the Honor?
Tue Oct 19 2021

Ask the Name Guru: Can I Use an Honor Name Without the Honor?

Erin and Michael's favorite name for their baby girl is Nora — coincidentally connected to a grandmother that doesn't make the honoree shortlist. Can they use the name Nora without an association with Grandma? The Name Guru shares her take.
How I Named My Baby: Julian Belle
Wed Oct 13 2021

How I Named My Baby: Julian Belle

When Allyson and Chris Smith were expecting their third baby, there was only one name on the list — Julian. They named their daughter Julian Belle, a traditionally masculine name that feels perfect for their gender-neutral sibset. We spoke to Allyson about unisex names, family middles, and how she and Chris landed on Julian Belle.
America's Next Top Baby Names
Sat Oct 09 2021

America's Next Top Baby Names

Which rare names are destined to become America's next top baby names? The Nameberry team predicts the top baby names of the future from names currently given to fewer than 20 babies.
October Baby Names Spook and Delight
Tue Oct 05 2021

October Baby Names Spook and Delight

October baby names reference Halloween, the autumn season, and so much more. If you're expecting an October baby, check out our guide to October baby names.
How Millennial Is Your Name?
Mon Oct 04 2021

How Millennial Is Your Name?

Jessica and Michael lead the list of names that define the Millennial Generation.
Top City Baby Names
Sat Oct 02 2021

Top City Baby Names

The top city baby names in the US are different from the top names in the country and distinct from each other.
Keeping the Tradition Alive: 150+ Years of Ursula and Mildred
Tue Sep 28 2021

Keeping the Tradition Alive: 150+ Years of Ursula and Mildred

Ursula Amatrudo-Roman is a part of a multi-generational naming tradition, where the women name their daughters after their own mothers. For over a century, these women have been alternately named Ursula and Mildred. Will she continue the tradition for her own daughter?
How I Named My Baby: Cade Bennett
Wed Sep 22 2021

How I Named My Baby: Cade Bennett

For New York City couple Dara and Cory, naming their son Cade turned into a family affair. We talked to Dara about Jewish naming traditions, showbiz names, and how she and Cory chose the name Cade Bennett for their little boy.
Libra Baby Names Strike a Balance
Tue Sep 21 2021

Libra Baby Names Strike a Balance

Libra baby names are as harmonious as the scales that represent the sign. Find inspiration for naming your Libra child in this full guide.
Kylie Jenner's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Weighs In
Tue Sep 14 2021

Kylie Jenner's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Weighs In

The Kylie Jenner baby names are a source of much speculation in the celebrity baby names arena. Our Name Guru to the Stars predicts baby names for Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, and more.
How I Named My Baby: Elin Francis
Wed Sep 08 2021

How I Named My Baby: Elin Francis

Mary and Mike prioritized family names for their daughter, born on April 8, 2021. They ultimately landed on Elin Francis, a long-loved first name with a bonus family connection and a super significant middle. We spoke with Mary to learn more about the process of naming Elin.
Photography Names Are Picture-Perfect
Tue Sep 07 2021

Photography Names Are Picture-Perfect

Though photography is one of the youngest art forms, there has been enough history to produce an aggregation of interesting names; from Ansel to Imogen to Zanele.
15 Cool Country Boy Names For Your Little Cowboy
Sat Sep 04 2021

15 Cool Country Boy Names For Your Little Cowboy

Our favorite country boy names capture the spirit of the American West: places and landscapes, cowboys and pioneers, and country music too.