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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.

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.
Do You *Really* Know What These Names Mean?
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.
Little Black Dress Names Are Always in Style
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.
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?
Traditional Girl Names: The Ultimate Guide
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.
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.
Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort
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.
Ann Alternatives: Updating a Classic
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.
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.
Edwardian Names Ready to Revive
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.
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.
Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
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.
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.
Great Medics Inspire Great Baby Names
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.
Boys’ Name Joe Gets Its Own Holiday
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.
No Drama Baby Names Keep Calm
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.
Traditional Male Names with a Wow Factor
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.
Classic Baby Names Return to Nameberry
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.
International Baby Names: Fresh takes on classics
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!
Gorgeous Greek Girl Names
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.
Biblical Girl Names for Now
Mon Aug 12 2019

Biblical Girl Names for Now

Some unexpected option for girls found in the pages of the New Testament.