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January 27th, 2020

Aquarius Baby Names

By E. Wittig

A wide menu of choices for your little Aquarian babe, from Lincoln to Violet.

January 17th, 2020

Tiago and Thibault: the latest French name trends

By Clare Green

French baby names are a rich source of inspiration, whether you need a name that works in multiple languages or just want something with a fresh, sophisticated sound. Every generation has its own favorite French names. Today, names like Margot, Sylvie and Beau are in vogue for English speakers, while past generations loved Michelle, Annette […]

January 16th, 2020

The Top Global Names Right Now

By Emma Waterhouse

The popularity of baby names is usually country- or even region-specific, with the top names in the US different from those in the UK different from those in Sweden and Spain. But as the world gets smaller, there’s a growing cadre of names that rank highly on the lists of a wide range of countries. […]

January 15th, 2020

Names We Should Steal from the Dutch

By Sophie Kihm

Dutch baby names are a small but mighty subset of international baby names. The most popular Dutch name in the US is Skylar, a variation of the surname Schuyler. Rhett, which derived from the Dutch surname de Raedt, and Van, a Dutch preposition, also rank in the US Top 1000.

January 13th, 2020

Top Telegraph Names of 2019 Released

By Emma Waterhouse

Welcome to the world, Paloma Violet Sheherazade and Hippolyte Jean Simon! British broadsheet newspaper The Telegraph is famed for its wonderful, whimsical, oh-so-British baby name announcements. There’s even a long-running Nameberry Forums thread dedicated to the subject.

January 11th, 2020

New Zealand Declines Royal Title Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

Sorry, Kim and Kanye—Saint doesn’t fly as a baby name in New Zealand. A press release from New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs revealed the baby names rejected by the government in 2019.

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January 6th, 2020

New International Names Enter America’s Lexicon

By Pamela Redmond

New international names are entering the American lexicon from around the world at an ever-faster pace, as parents look for names that connect to their countries of origin or ancestral heritage. Muhammad and Aaliyah, in all their different spellings, made the US Top 10 last year for the first time, according to one parenting website.

January 5th, 2020

Sneak Peek: Scotland’s Top Baby Names of 2019

By Emma Waterhouse

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has just released its provisional baby name data for 2019! As usual, it’s a gloriously eclectic mix of fashionable British favorites and gorgeous Gaelic gems.

December 18th, 2019

Celtic Baby Names SOS

By Abby Sandel

The Name Sage to the rescue: Helping this family with very specific specifications!

December 17th, 2019

Unique Baby Names: Fresh From the Faroes

By Emma Waterhouse

What’s hot in the Faroe Islands? Well… not much, if you’re talking about the weather! This autonomous Danish territory, located in the North Atlantic about halfway between Norway and Iceland, reaches a mean temperature of just 50°F during the summer months. But if it’s unique and unconventional baby names you’re interested in, the recently released […]