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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.

Traditional Girl Names: The Ultimate Guide
Mon Nov 07 2022

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.
Do You *Really* Know What These Names Mean?
Mon Sep 12 2022

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.
Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Mon Sep 12 2022

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.
Elizabeth: The Name That Has Everything
Thu Sep 08 2022

Elizabeth: The Name That Has Everything

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who died today, a deeper look at her extraordinary name and its many amazing variations.
Little Black Dress Names Are Always in Style
Fri Aug 19 2022

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.
Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort
Mon Aug 15 2022

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.
Unique Saint Names Have Faith and Form
Fri Aug 12 2022

Unique Saint Names Have Faith and Form

There are so many inspiring saint names beyond the obvious candidates. Here are a selection of favorites that are both unusual and stylish.
Ann Alternatives: Updating a Classic
Thu Jun 02 2022

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.
Edwardian Names Ready to Revive
Sat Apr 30 2022

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.
Baby Names Before 1850
Sat Mar 12 2022

Baby Names Before 1850

What did parents name their children before official records began? Records from a hundred years ago show that the choices go far beyond John and Mary — and some of them could inspire you today.
Lawyer Names
Thu Feb 03 2022

Lawyer Names

If you want your baby to grow up to be an attorney, give him one of these names, says a new study.
The 100+ Poshest Names in Britain
Tue Jan 04 2022

The 100+ Poshest Names in Britain

Posh British baby names are famed for their characteristic quirk and charm. We analyze the latest Telegraph announcements to reveal the top choices that exemplify that oh-so-British blend of elegance and eccentricity.
Old Lady Names Get a Refresh
Thu Dec 02 2021

Old Lady Names Get a Refresh

What is the next wave of old lady names coming into style? We take a look at the coolest choices right now and see what's coming up next for the future.
How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandpa
Thu Nov 18 2021

How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandpa

You want to honor your grandpa, but what if his name is old-fashioned, or just a bit too classic for you? We've re-invented the top boy names of the 1930s and 1940s into options that are cool today, and still connected to the original version.
Ancient Names for Babies
Thu Nov 11 2021

Ancient Names for Babies

Ancient Greek and Roman baby names are rising in popularity for modern babies.
Colonial Names: Great New Old Choices
Wed Oct 06 2021

Colonial Names: Great New Old Choices

There were a lot of Johns and Marys among our forefathers (and mothers), but then there were a handful of names like Jerusha, Zedekiah, and other surprising choices that might make a distinctive, distinguished choice for your modern baby.
September Babyberries Are Bright and Cozy
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.
The REAL Top Baby Names of All Time!
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?
Name Sage: Defining Classic Girl Names
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.
Royal Baby Names Rule
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.
Old-Fashioned Names Are New Again
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.
In Search of the Meaning of Mary
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.
How to Make Classic Boy Names Unique
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.
Four Syllable Baby Names Hot Right Now
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!
Vintage Nicknames Refresh Classic Names
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.