Guest Name Experts
Nameberry hosts a wide range of guest writers covering baby names, including other name experts, well-known authors, and parents sharing their personal baby names stories.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 05 2022
Compound Names for Girls: The Next Generation
Time to take a fresh look at compound names for girls! Goodbye Maryann, today's unique smoosh names are inspired by nature, literature, pop culture and more.
Sat Jun 04 2022
I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular
Many parents worry that our favorite name is about to be the Next Big Thing. That's exactly what happened to Kathleen Donohoe and her husband, who named their son Liam shortly before it shot to the top of the charts. Find out why they have no regrets, and how Liam's name fits perfectly into the story of their family.
Sat Mar 05 2022
Catalan Names: Europe's Secret Gems
Catalonia, in north-east Spain, has its own distinct language, culture... and names! Guest author Emily McBride reports on what's trending in the nurseries of Barcelona, and finds more Catalan names you might fall in love with.
Thu Feb 03 2022
If you want your baby to grow up to be an attorney, give him one of these names, says a new study.
Mon Jan 24 2022
Pen Names and How They Can Kill You
As I start sending out my novel to literary agents, I’m frustrated by having to submit an author name. I have been through so many iterations of my name that I hardly know who I am anymore.
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.
Sat Aug 28 2021
Real Romani Baby Names Make History
Unearthing a fascinating collection of old Romani names that were used in England around the turn of the last century.
Sat Feb 06 2021
A Brief History of Black Names, From Perlie to Latasha
Scholars have long considered distinctively Black names to be a product of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, but recent research shows that Black names have been around for centuries.
Mon Oct 12 2020
New Girl Names: 11 Fresh Choices
Baby girl names new to the Nameberry database that may appeal to parents in search of a unique choice.
Fri May 15 2020
Vintage British Nicknames
A fascinating compilation of lively, almost-forgotten old diminutives that deserve a new look, by Eleanor Nickerson aka Elea of the blog British Baby Names.
Sat Mar 28 2020
Babies Named Corona Are No Joke
Babies named Corona may seem far-fetched in the midst of the current coronavirus crisis, but there’s a long history of disaster-inspired baby names.
Tue Nov 12 2019
YOU CAN DO WHT EVR YOU WNT!
By Laura Dunphy It started with a search for a carry-on bag in a boutique where totes and suitcases and travel pouches perched on exquisitely-lit museum pedestals. I picked up a rectangular prism of perfect proportions and inhaled the musk of its crisp leather accents when a saleswoman appeared at my shoulder. “Let me know […]
Thu Oct 31 2019
Names for November Babies
Lots of name inspiration for a November baby, including such notable namesakes as Lincoln and Darwin.
Thu Aug 29 2019
New Top British Baby Names
Hot news! The latest British popularity figures are here! Olivia and Oliver are still #1, but there are also lots of surprises!
Thu Jun 27 2019
Notable Namesake Names of July
First ladies, astronauts, writers and inventors all make notable namesakes for a July babe.
Tue May 14 2019
2018 Most Popular Names: The Playground Analysis
Kelli Brady’s highly anticipated annual analysis of the real baby name popularity of 2018–aka her Playground Analysis.
Thu Feb 28 2019
Welsh Names: Happy St. David’s Day!
Welsh nature names honor St. David's Day, the Welsh national holiday.
Mon Dec 31 2018
Notable Names for December Babies: Winter, Holly and Bodhi
Names of baby-worthy heroes, heroines and events tied to the chilly month of December.
Tue Dec 25 2018
Creation Stories Names Beyond Adam and Eve
Intriguingly exotic names from the creation myths of various cultures.
Mon Nov 19 2018
Celebrity Baby Names: Thoughts on naming Hanson baby #6
The sixth little Hanson is on its way and mom Natalie shares her thoughts this time around.
Tue Oct 30 2018
Naming (Other People’s) Babies
A humorous take on one writer’s do’s and don’ts of baby naming.
Mon Oct 15 2018
Our 10th Anniversary: Bravo for the Berries!
Our tenth-anniversary thank you to the Berries who contribute so much includes ten of our favorite user-created lists, forum topics and guest blogs.
Tue Sep 18 2018
We Have a New Baby…Now What?
By Gay Cioffi, Little Folks, Big Questions Most pregnancies allow for many months of getting used to the idea of a family addition, not just for the parents, but for the sibling. Optimally, parents have shared the news of an impending arrival in a way that gives a young child information in language that he […]