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presidential baby names
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.

truly unique baby names
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.

top names by letter
January 28th, 2020

This New Tool Can Guess Your Name!

By Emma Waterhouse

Using data on the top baby names by letter from the past 100+ years, this clever new tool can guess your name (or try to, at least). Try it for yourself!

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.

January 10th, 2020

20 Terrific Names That Made the Top 20

By Clare Green

To celebrate the start of 2020, we take a look at baby names that have been in 20th place in the charts over the years. It’s a position we don’t think about much: so often we focus on the names at number one, or in the Top Ten. But if you’re looking for something well-known […]

December 12th, 2019

Time To Be More Greta!

By Emma Waterhouse

Greta Thunberg: TIME Person of the Year 2019 92 years ago, TIME magazine named American aviator Charles Lindbergh its first “Man of the Year”. Fast-forward to 2019, and not only has the feature been renamed “Person of the Year”, but it’s been announced that the chosen candidate this year is a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl from Stockholm.

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.

November 11th, 2019

Artistic Baby Names for Girls: Saskia and Simonetta

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Some gorgeous girls’ names associated with the muses of iconic artists.