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Baby names are the overall focus of all the news and features on Nameberry. Subcategories include news on cool baby names, vintage baby names, names for girls and boys.

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.
Magical, Memorable Names from Ursula Le Guin
Thu Oct 21 2021

Magical, Memorable Names from Ursula Le Guin

When authors are name lovers too, magic happens. Sci-fi and fantasy author Ursula Le Guin was a grand master of naming, weaving them into her plots and creating unforgettable character names that could just make great baby names too.
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.
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

Kylie Jenner's 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.
Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition
Wed Sep 08 2021

Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition

There are hipster baby names. Then there are cowboy names. But when the two meet, you have a whole different (and very fun) list: Hipster Cowboy Names.
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.
September Baby Names Welcome the Fall
Thu Sep 02 2021

September Baby Names Welcome the Fall

September baby names draw from the Fall season, Virgo and Libra star signs, holidays that take place during the month, and more!
U Names for Babies Are the Most Unique
Tue Aug 31 2021

U Names for Babies Are the Most Unique

U-names for babies are an exclusive group, but look carefully and you'll find some undiscovered treasures.
How I Named My Baby: Griffin Leo
Wed Aug 25 2021

How I Named My Baby: Griffin Leo

South Bend, Indiana couple Lainie and Jack welcomed their first child, a son named Griffin Leo, in May 2021. We spoke with Lainie about family names, traditions, and how she and Jack chose Griffin's powerful name.
Virgo Baby Names Are Pure
Tue Aug 24 2021

Virgo Baby Names Are Pure

Virgo baby names are connected to purity and maidens as well as the Earth, wisdom, and more. We have the definitive guide to naming Virgo babies.
1930s Names Making a Comeback
Tue Aug 17 2021

1930s Names Making a Comeback

What names are in line to be the next to be revived? Following the 100 Year Rule, we look at the names that peaked in the 1930s to find the best candidates for resurrection.
Top Dog Names 2020 Announced!
Sat Aug 14 2021

Top Dog Names 2020 Announced!

The Top Dog names of 2020 have been revealed! Bella and Max take the lead once again — we dive into the statistics, trends, and more.
How I Named My Baby: Gwen Catherine
Wed Aug 11 2021

How I Named My Baby: Gwen Catherine

After a long fertility journey, Southern California couple Jessica and Kyle Lopez welcomed a daughter named Gwen Catherine in September of 2020. We spoke with Jessica about spiritual signs, celebrity associations, and the process of naming Gwen.
Scarlett Johansson's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Guesses
Tue Aug 10 2021

Scarlett Johansson's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Guesses

Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson is pregnant — what will she name a sister or brother to Rose Dorothy? The Name Guru to the Stars predicts Freida Pinto, Gael García Bernal, Scarlett Johansson's baby names, and more.
Cool, Unique Saints’ Names Have Faith and Form
Sat Aug 07 2021

Cool, Unique Saints’ Names Have Faith and Form

There are so many saints' names beyond the obvious; here are some that are both unusual and cool.
80+ Woodsy Names for Boys That Will Make You Want to Have a Son
Thu Aug 05 2021

80+ Woodsy Names for Boys That Will Make You Want to Have a Son

One part cottagecore, one part cowboy — woodsy names for boys are the next big thing. Read all about the incoming wave of rugged, romantic, nature-inspired boy names.