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May 24th, 2020

Old Man Names Get a New Lease of Life

By Emma Waterhouse

Old man names for babies are finally following their female counterparts into the spotlight. Find out where your name style falls on the cool-clunky scale!

trendy names more traditional than you think
April 16th, 2020

These Trendy Names Are More Traditional Than You Think!

By Sophie Kihm

You wouldn’t have guessed that these trendy names with contemporary sounds have been around for centuries (in some cases, millennia).

medical baby names
April 7th, 2020

Great Medics Inspire Great Baby Names

By Emma Waterhouse

Medical baby names honor history’s greatest physicians – and the heroic healthcare workers of today. Here’s our pick of the 20 greatest names in medicine.

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April 6th, 2020

These Vintage Names Sound New Again

By Clare Green

Vintage names popular a century ago are coming back into style.

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February 15th, 2020

Presidential Baby Names Break Popularity Records

By Pamela Redmond

Presidential baby names are breaking popularity records for girls and boys, hitting their highest ranks ever.

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February 6th, 2020

Truly Unique Names You’ll Never Meet IRL

By Emma Waterhouse

Truly unique baby names we can (almost) guarantee you’ll never hear in the wild! From Anstice to Zennor, these 20 cool choices have never charted in the US.

January 24th, 2020

Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name

By Emma Waterhouse

Cool vintage boy names and how to choose one! From cool retro nicknames, to stylish surnames, to unique vintage boy names which are likely to stay rare.

1920s Girls Names
January 23rd, 2020

Where to Find a Cool Vintage Girl Name

By Sophie Kihm

So you’re looking for a cool vintage girls’ name. It 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 hundred […]

January 20th, 2020

Names Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Remembering some of the important names of people and places in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

2010s baby names
December 10th, 2019

These 100+ Names Defined the Decade

By Pamela Redmond

Nameberry analyzes the names on the Top 1000 at the turn of this decade vs. ten years ago and identifies the trends of the 2010s.