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January 23rd, 2020

Where to Find a Cool Vintage Girl Name

By Sophie Kihm

So you’re looking for a cool vintage girls’ name. It has to have style. It has to have charm! It shouldn’t be common. You refuse to be scoffed at! We get it. Yes, these seemingly elusive qualities are hard to capture all in one name, but hey, that’s why we’re here. We’ve identified one hundred […]

January 16th, 2020

The Top Global Names Right Now

By Emma Waterhouse

The popularity of baby names is usually country- or even region-specific, with the top names in the US different from those in the UK different from those in Sweden and Spain. But as the world gets smaller, there’s a growing cadre of names that rank highly on the lists of a wide range of countries. […]

January 15th, 2020

Names We Should Steal from the Dutch

By Sophie Kihm

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.

January 14th, 2020

More Celebrities Delay Baby Name Announcements

By Sophie Kihm

More and more celebrities are choosing to delay the announcement of their children’s names—weeks, months, or even years after the births. In December, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach revealed their son’s name in Vogue, ten months after his birth. (The frustration of waiting for ten months quickly dissolved once we learned his name was Harold […]

January 11th, 2020

New Zealand Declines Royal Title Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

Sorry, Kim and Kanye—Saint doesn’t fly as a baby name in New Zealand. A press release from New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs revealed the baby names rejected by the government in 2019.

January 10th, 2020

20 Terrific Names That Made the Top 20

By Clare Green

To celebrate the start of 2020, we take a look at baby names that have been in 20th place in the charts over the years. It’s a position we don’t think about much: so often we focus on the names at number one, or in the Top Ten. But if you’re looking for something well-known […]

January 9th, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: What will these Celebs Choose?

By Sophie Kihm

While I can’t actually see the future (don’t I wish), I can tell that 2020 is going to be an amazing year for celebrity baby names. Some major starbabies are going to be born this year—celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Richard Gere, and Jenna Dewan are all expecting little ones in 2020.

December 19th, 2019

15 Great Nature Names for a Christmas Babe!

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Some wonderful nature names for a Christmas baby, from trees like Cedar and Cypress to the fragrant Lavender and Sage.

December 19th, 2019

Brilliant Baby Names You’re REALLY Using

By Emma Waterhouse

Another year, another batch of utterly brilliant Babyberry names! So far this year, 175 new arrivals have been announced by our international community of friends and followers: 105 girls and 70 boys.

December 18th, 2019

Celtic Baby Names SOS

By Abby Sandel

The Name Sage to the rescue: Helping this family with very specific specifications!