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old-fashioned names
August 13th, 2020

Old-Fashioned Names Are New Again

By Linda Rosenkrantz

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
August 10th, 2020

Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide

By Emma Waterhouse

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.

meaning of mary
July 16th, 2020

In Search of the Meaning of Mary

By Aili Winstanley Channer

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.

classic boy names
June 25th, 2020

How to Make Classic Boy Names Unique

By Pamela Redmond

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
June 23rd, 2020

Four Syllable Baby Names Hot Right Now

By Linda Rosenkrantz

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
June 9th, 2020

Vintage Nicknames Refresh Classic Names

By Sophie Kihm

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.

baby name Zelie
May 23rd, 2020

Best Cool, Unique Saints’ Names

By Katherine Morna Towne

There are so many saints’ names beyond the obvious–here are ten that are both unusual and cool.

medical baby names
April 7th, 2020

Great Medics Inspire Great Baby Names

By Emma Waterhouse

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.

National Joe Day
March 27th, 2020

Boys’ Name Joe Gets Its Own Holiday

By Pamela Redmond

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
March 23rd, 2020

No Drama Baby Names Keep Calm

By Emma Waterhouse

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.