Classic Baby Name News
These news stories focus on classic baby names for girls and boys, traditional baby names from the Bible and ancient cultures, and international variations of classic names.
Mon Oct 04 2021
September Babyberries Are Bright and Cozy
Nameberry’s September birth announcements really give us the warm and fuzzies! The names chosen by our members in the past month feel bright, cozy and familiar – a perfect fit for the new season of crisp fall leaves, glowing fires and pumpkin spice.
Sun Sep 26 2021
Do You *Really* Know What These Names Mean?
You've looked up the meaning of your favorite name, you love it... and then another source says it means something totally different! How do you know which one is right? Aili Winstanley Channer explains why, for many well-known names, there's room for both.
Mon Sep 13 2021
Little Black Dress Names Are Always in Style
Little black dress baby names ooze style and sophistication, but they do so with classically understated flair.
Thu Aug 19 2021
The REAL Top Baby Names of All Time!
We crunch the numbers to reveal the *real* top baby names of all time, once all variant spellings are combined. Does your name make the list?
Mon Aug 09 2021
Traditional Girl Names: The Ultimate Guide
Traditional girl names range from the timeless classics to the unique vintage gems that feel ripe for revival today. We round up 100+ of the best.
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.
Mon Jul 26 2021
Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort
Some baby names are big, flashy, designer choices. And then there are the blue jean baby names: cozy, comfy, quiet, and eminently wearable in everyday life.
Mon Jun 28 2021
Ann Alternatives: Updating a Classic
Looking for alternatives to Ann or fresh routes to Annie? We take a look all of her variations, from elaborations to combination names to international imports.
Wed Jun 16 2021
Name Sage: Defining Classic Girl Names
They know they love classics with cute nicknames. But naming a sister for Benji and Will has proved more challenging than expected. Let’s help them find the perfect name – bonus points if the nickname is Elle/Nell.
Mon Apr 26 2021
Edwardian Names Ready to Revive
Edwardian names stand out due to the sheer variety of different names used. Discover some of the most surprising trends among Edwardian baby namers.
Thu Apr 15 2021
Royal Baby Names Rule
Our ultimate guide to royal names! Discover popular and classic names fit for a king or queen, see what today’s princely parents are naming their children, and check out more names with regal meanings.
Thu Aug 13 2020
Old-Fashioned Names Are New Again
These once-dowdy names are among the fastest-rising in the US, the Olives and Oscars, the Sadies and Silases of tomorrow.
Mon Aug 10 2020
Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Traditional boy names are cool and classic, and never out of style (although not always popular!) Check out our ultimate guide to finding the perfect one.
Thu Jul 16 2020
In Search of the Meaning of Mary
The meaning of Mary is shrouded in mystery, despite its uber-classic status. We take a look at the most compelling candidates for Mary’s meaning and origin.
Thu Jun 25 2020
How to Make Classic Boy Names Unique
Classic boy names come in many variations that slide up and down the popularity scale. Here’s how to make your traditional favorite more rare.
Tue Jun 23 2020
Four Syllable Baby Names Hot Right Now
Four syllable baby names are very versatile and perfect for shorter surnames. Check out our picks for 80 of the coolest four syllable names right now!
Tue Jun 09 2020
Vintage Nicknames Refresh Classic Names
Traditional names that need a style revival can find it with an unexpected vintage nickname. These retro short forms will make you reconsider all of the classics.
Tue Apr 07 2020
Great Medics Inspire Great Baby Names
Medical baby names honor history’s greatest physicians – and the heroic healthcare workers of today. Here’s our pick of the 20 greatest names in medicine.
Fri Mar 27 2020
Boys’ Name Joe Gets Its Own Holiday
March 27th is National Joe Day — a holiday in celebration of the most All-American of names. Take a look at the history of the name Joe and some of its most famous bearers.
Mon Mar 23 2020
No Drama Baby Names Keep Calm
No drama baby names feel calm and constant, even in the craziest of times. Not too trendy, not too obscure, and all with a certain elegance and maturity.
Tue Dec 03 2019
Traditional Male Names with a Wow Factor
The Name Sage helps this mom find a traditional name with a wow factor for the baby brother of Augusten Emery Axel.
Sun Dec 01 2019
Classic Baby Names Return to Nameberry
A mix of classic and contemporary names in this month’s berrybaby arrivals, from Kenneth to Elodie.
Tue Sep 10 2019
International Baby Names: Fresh takes on classics
If you’re looking for a fresh take on a classic name, try translating it into another language and see what great results you get!
Sun Aug 25 2019
Gorgeous Greek Girl Names
Ancient Greek girl names make great modern choices, here are 14 underused examples, from Acacia to Xanthe.
Mon Aug 12 2019
Biblical Girl Names for Now
Some unexpected option for girls found in the pages of the New Testament.