Historic Name News

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June 18th, 2020

Mom Names Get Younger

By Pamela Redmond

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

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June 1st, 2020

Black History Names: Barrier Breakers

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Black history names include the extraordinary names of extraordinary men and women who achieved firsts in their chosen fields.

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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!

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May 23rd, 2020

Best Cool, Unique Saints’ Names

By Katherine Morna Towne

There are so many saints’ names beyond the obvious–here are ten that are both unusual and cool.

May 15th, 2020

Vintage British Nicknames

By Eleanor Nickerson

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.

April 29th, 2020

16 Surprising Saints Names for Babies

By Linda Rosenkrantz

16 surprising saints names for baby boys and girls that are both spiritual and stylish.

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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).

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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.