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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mon Mar 15 2021
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 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!
As the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Welsh honor St. David. Here is a rundown of Welsh nature names, some more familiar than others.
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.
Mon Sep 24 2018
French Baby Names: Les fleurs
If you love both French names and flower names, here's a chance to combine the two.
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 […]
Wed Sep 12 2018
Who gets to judge your baby’s name?
This week’s name news includes a baby boy named Amber, triplet girls named after a car, and a comprehensive look at the name Paul.
Tue Jul 31 2018
Baby Names: The gender reshuffle
Some fascinating new thoughts on the gender-bender debate.
Sun Jul 29 2018
Lost Latin Names Ready to Return: Aurelius to Octavius
Ancient LAtinate names were