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name Joe
November 7th, 2020

The Name Joe Finally Gets Presidential

By Pamela Redmond

Thanks to President-elect Joe Biden, the name Joe has finally joined the elite roster of presidents’ names.

victorian names
October 26th, 2020

Victorian Baby Names Revive an Era

By Emma Waterhouse

Victorian baby names feel fresh and strong, even as other vintage names rise up the charts. We round up the best popular and unique Victorian picks.

vintage girl names
October 9th, 2020

Where to Find Cool Vintage Girl Names

By Sophie Kihm

So you’re looking for cool vintage girl names. The perfect name has to have style. It has to have charm! It shouldn’t be common. You refuse to be scoffed at! We get it. Yes, these seemingly elusive qualities are hard to capture all in one name, but hey, that’s why we’re here. We’ve identified one […]

meaning of julian
October 4th, 2020

Exploring the Meaning of Julian

By Aili Winstanley Channer

Our search for the meaning of Julian takes us through 3000 years of history, telling the story of Roman civilization from its foundation to its fall.

origin and meaning of evelyn
August 31st, 2020

Unraveling the Origins of Evelyn

By Aili Winstanley Channer

What is the meaning of Evelyn? Where does it come from? We take a deep dive into the fascinating history of the name Evelyn in search of the answers.

victorian names
August 28th, 2020

Victorian Names: A Royal Legacy

By Eleanor Nickerson

Victorian names are exemplified by the carefully chosen names of the Queen’s own nine children. And her huge influence on name trends is still felt today!

tarot card names
August 22nd, 2020

Names Inspired by Tarot Cards

By IsadoraVega

There are 22 major arcana cards in the Tarot deck, each one associated with a name. Guest blogger Isadora Vega interprets tarot card names for us here.

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.

mom names
June 18th, 2020

Mom Names Get Younger

By Pamela Redmond

Today’s Mom Names are yesterday’s Cool Girl Names.