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Girl Names News

Girl names are the focus of the news in this category, which covers popularity news, studies and trends related to naming a daughter today. The pieces here look at baby girl names both classic and unique and bring you the everything you need to know to choose the very best name for your little girl right now.

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 I Named My Baby: Aria Sloane
Wed Nov 24 2021

How I Named My Baby: Aria Sloane

Sammi and Danny had their daughter's name picked out nine years before they found out they were expecting. It was an unexpected honor name that was meant to be. We talked to Sammi about how she and Danny chose Aria Sloane and her Hebrew name, Amalia Tova.
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.
How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandma
Sat Nov 06 2021

How to Name Your Baby After Your Grandma

What to do when you want to name your baby after your grandma, but you can't bring yourself to call her Linda, Carol or Barbara? We bring you smart, stylish ideas for reinventing the top names of the 1930s and 1940s.
Name Sage: Spirited Names for Rosie's Sister
Wed Nov 03 2021

Name Sage: Spirited Names for Rosie's Sister

They love their firstborn's name - Rose "Rosie" Teresa. Now it's time to name her sister and their frontrunner is Lola. Does it work well with Rosie, or can we find a better name for their new daughter?
Ask the Name Guru: Can I Use an Honor Name Without the Honor?
Tue Oct 19 2021

Ask the Name Guru: Can I Use an Honor Name Without the Honor?

Erin and Michael's favorite name for their baby girl is Nora — coincidentally connected to a grandmother that doesn't make the honoree shortlist. Can they use the name Nora without an association with Grandma? The Name Guru shares her take.
How I Named My Baby: Julian Belle
Wed Oct 13 2021

How I Named My Baby: Julian Belle

When Allyson and Chris Smith were expecting their third baby, there was only one name on the list — Julian. They named their daughter Julian Belle, a traditionally masculine name that feels perfect for their gender-neutral sibset. We spoke to Allyson about unisex names, family middles, and how she and Chris landed on Julian Belle.
Name Sage: Naming a Sister for Nora Penelope
Wed Oct 06 2021

Name Sage: Naming a Sister for Nora Penelope

Nora Penelope is going to be a big sister! The Name Sage helps her parents find a traditional, slightly offbeat name for their new addition.
Traditional Girl Names: The Ultimate Guide
Tue Oct 05 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.
My Name, My Story: Zara
Thu Sep 30 2021

My Name, My Story: Zara

Guest writer Zara Zong tells the story of the names she was given, in China and America, and the name she chose for herself.
Keeping the Tradition Alive: 150+ Years of Ursula and Mildred
Tue Sep 28 2021

Keeping the Tradition Alive: 150+ Years of Ursula and Mildred

Ursula Amatrudo-Roman is a part of a multi-generational naming tradition, where the women name their daughters after their own mothers. For over a century, these women have been alternately named Ursula and Mildred. Will she continue the tradition for her own daughter?
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.
How I Named My Baby: Elin Francis
Wed Sep 08 2021

How I Named My Baby: Elin Francis

Mary and Mike prioritized family names for their daughter, born on April 8, 2021. They ultimately landed on Elin Francis, a long-loved first name with a bonus family connection and a super significant middle. We spoke with Mary to learn more about the process of naming Elin.
Cool Girl Names: Charmed circles
Thu Sep 02 2021

Cool Girl Names: Charmed circles

Cool girl names that become popular tend to form clusters with similar sounds or meanings.
12 Girl Names That Deserve More Love
Mon Aug 23 2021

12 Girl Names That Deserve More Love

If you're looking for a girl name that feels both fashionable and original, that stands out on its style merits rather than its shock factor – these are our top picks right now.
How I Named My Baby: Gwen Catherine
Wed Aug 11 2021

How I Named My Baby: Gwen Catherine

After a long fertility journey, Southern California couple Jessica and Kyle Lopez welcomed a daughter named Gwen Catherine in September of 2020. We spoke with Jessica about spiritual signs, celebrity associations, and the process of naming Gwen.
Badass Princess Names
Wed Aug 04 2021

Badass Princess Names

The Badass Princess names are appealing not because of their sound or even their style, but because of their image. They're a little bit bad, a little bit good, and the perfect combination of both.
Name Sage: Strong Girl Names Like Margot
Wed Aug 04 2021

Name Sage: Strong Girl Names Like Margot

Imagine you had the perfect name picked out ... until your boss gave it to her daughter weeks before your due date! Holly and her husband are scrambling to find a strong girl's name they love every bit as much for their firstborn, and need our help.
How I Named My Baby: Cora Birch
Wed Jul 28 2021

How I Named My Baby: Cora Birch

Sarah and Adam welcomed their second daughter, Cora Birch, in September 2020. We talked to Sarah about family names, popularity, and strategies for winnowing down the shortlist.
Doll Names: Traveling Back in Time
Tue Jul 27 2021

Doll Names: Traveling Back in Time

Through the years, from Barbara Lou to Barbie, dolls' ID tags have said a lot about name trends.
Name Sage: Girl Names Tied to Symbols
Wed Jul 21 2021

Name Sage: Girl Names Tied to Symbols

Their daughters' names have built-in symbols: a moon for Luna James and a flower or bird for Lilia Wren. Now they're expecting a third girl, and need a great name with an equally appealing sign.
Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning
Mon Jul 19 2021

Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning

Good meanings are a fundamental principle of all Muslim baby names. Explore some of the most popular Muslim names for boys and girls, as well as some rare Muslim baby names with great meanings.
Girl Names You Never Knew Were in the Top 50
Sat Jul 17 2021

Girl Names You Never Knew Were in the Top 50

These much-loved girl names are all in the Top 50... just not in the USA! We've picked out 50 of the best baby girl names from international popularity charts, as inspiring choices that are fresh and unusual, but shared with sisters around the world.
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.
Lilting Girl Names Lift the Spirits
Thu Jun 24 2021

Lilting Girl Names Lift the Spirits

Double-L-syllable girl names are light and lilting. Lily and Layla are much-loved, and there are many other la-la-lovely options if you're looking for something different.