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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
French Names You'll Want To Borrow Now
Sun Feb 04 2024

French Names You'll Want To Borrow Now

Discover the hottest names in France right now, plus rare gems you may want to add to your list.
Double-Barrel Names: US vs. UK
Sat Feb 03 2024

Double-Barrel Names: US vs. UK

Double-barrel names are on the rise! We crunched the numbers and found the most popular double-barrel names for girls and boys in the US and UK. See how the countries compare and discover uniquely-used names in each.
February Baby Names Spread the Love
Thu Feb 01 2024

February Baby Names Spread the Love

February baby names are a collection filled with romantic Valentine-inspired options, historic namesake names, and names connected to February symbolism.
The Names Really In Danger of Extinction
Fri Jan 26 2024

The Names Really In Danger of Extinction

Every Tom, Dick, and Harry doesn't mean what it used to. We have the scoop on the names that are going extinct, from those currently endangered to the ones that have already vanished (hint: Gary, Karen, and Nigel are not among them!)
Hipster Baby Names Are So Uncool, They’re Cool
Tue Jan 23 2024

Hipster Baby Names Are So Uncool, They’re Cool

Hipster baby names are unusual, trend-defying choices that get style points for just how quirky or out of style they are. In 2024, we're ushering in a new generation of names that qualify.
Aquarius Baby Names Hold Water
Sun Jan 21 2024

Aquarius Baby Names Hold Water

Aquarius names connect to air and water, intelligence and individualism, and notable Aquarians from history. Consult our guide to Aquarius baby names if you're expecting a little water bearer of your own!
Unique Middle Names You Didn't Even Know Were Names
Fri Jan 19 2024

Unique Middle Names You Didn't Even Know Were Names

Middle names are a safe space to have fun and let your imagination soar. Take a look at some of the quirky and unique middle names used by celebrities and non-famous parents alike. We bet you didn't even know some of them could be names!
These Trendy Names Are More Traditional Than You Think!
Tue Jan 16 2024

These Trendy Names Are More Traditional Than You Think!

You wouldn't have guessed that these trendy names with contemporary sounds have been around for centuries (in some cases, millennia).
Names Honor Martin Luther King Jr
Mon Jan 15 2024

Names Honor Martin Luther King Jr

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we look at some of the most important names in the inspiring civil rights hero’s public and private life.
New International Names: A World Of Possibility
Thu Jan 11 2024

New International Names: A World Of Possibility

New international names are entering the American name pool from around the world at an ever-faster pace, as parents look for names that connect to their countries of origin or ancestral heritage. Take a look at some of the best, from A-Z.
The Weirdest Names Ever
Tue Jan 09 2024

The Weirdest Names Ever

What are the weirdest names ever? We look at the one-hit wonders of the US Top 1000 to find the strangest baby names parents ever gave their children. From 1880 to the '90s, the popularity charts prove that babies have received many weird names over the decades.
Hawaiian Names: The Ultimate Guide
Fri Jan 05 2024

Hawaiian Names: The Ultimate Guide

Hawaiian names are enjoying wider use far beyond the shores of the Hawaiian islands. Here is a complete guide to Hawaiian names.
Each State's Unique Favorite Name on Nameberry
Wed Jan 03 2024

Each State's Unique Favorite Name on Nameberry

We crunched the numbers to find each state's quirky favorite baby name. Find out which state is into Jacaerys and which state prefers Jupiter in our exclusive analysis of the unique favorite names in each state.
Sister Names Share Style
Tue Jan 02 2024

Sister Names Share Style

Sister names should be coordinated in style — sometimes sound or theme — but not be confusingly close. We take a look at popular and unique sister name combinations, as well as our favorite celebrity examples.
January Names Feel Fresh
Mon Jan 01 2024

January Names Feel Fresh

January baby names relate to the New Year, winter season, and symbols of the month. From popular names to the most unique, view our guide to naming January babies.
Quiz: What's Your 2023 Name?
Sat Dec 30 2023

Quiz: What's Your 2023 Name?

Take our quiz to discover your 2023 name, then read about the names that defined the year.
Why Capricorns Are Grounded Namers
Tue Dec 26 2023

Why Capricorns Are Grounded Namers

Capricorn namers are determined, practical, and high-achievers. They are drawn to stately and stoic names that command respect. Read all about Capricorn namers here.
Capricorn Baby Names Are the Greatest of All Time
Fri Dec 22 2023

Capricorn Baby Names Are the Greatest of All Time

Some extraordinarily interesting names for your Capricorn baby.