Babies born today are a part of Generation Alpha, which encompasses children born from 2010 to 2025. Their parents are Millennials, who were born from 1980-1996, the dawn of the digital age.
The trends in baby naming have shifted between these generations. Parents have become more adventurous with boy names, widening the pool of options for GenAlpha babies. This change began during Generation Z but has really picked up steam since 2010. As more parents choose names like Bodhi and Ryker for their sons, there is less pressure to stick with the hyper-traditional dad names that dominated for so many years.
It’s become a Nameberry tradition. In celebration of Mother’s Day, we honor a dozen moms who not only have raised highly successful offspring, but who also happen to have—yes—memorable names themselves. Here is this year’s list of the Top 12, including the mom names of Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex– now followed by a much wider group of also-interesting also-rans.
To commemorate MartinLuther King Day this year, we look at some of the most important names in this towering Civil Rights hero’s personal and social activist lives, from his birth in Atlanta, Georgia to his death in Selma, Alabama.