International Baby Name News

baby name corona
March 28th, 2020

Babies Named Corona Are No Joke

By Katherine Morna Towne

Babies named Corona may seem far-fetched in the midst of the current coronavirus crisis, but there’s a long history of disaster-inspired baby names.

irish baby names
March 17th, 2020

St Patrick’s Day Names Celebrate All Things Irish

By Emma Waterhouse

Happy St Patrick’s Day! We’re celebrating Irish baby names with a look at the top Irish name trends in the US, as well as unique Irish options to consider.

girl holds a bunch of daffodils
February 26th, 2020

Welsh Names Celebrate St David’s Day

By Clare Green

Looking for a Welsh name that’s usable and deserves more love? We’ve picked 30 of the best.

Scandinavian baby names: latest top names from Norway and Sweden
February 17th, 2020

Scandinavian Names Are Ready to Travel the World

By Clare Green

Sweden and Norway just released their top baby names! We compare the two countries and pick our favorites.

Irish baby names
February 11th, 2020

New Irish Names Go Global

By Sophie Kihm

These days parents are more willing to embrace a name that may pose a pronunciation challenge, and society, in turn, is more willing to learn how to pronounce them. We’ve got Saoirse and Eilish down pat, so what’s next?

Boy dressed up with devil horns
February 7th, 2020

Why Are Parents Choosing “Evil” Names?

By Clare Green

Names once considered off-limits, like Lucifer, are on the rise. Why do parents use them– and would you?

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.

Arabic baby names
January 31st, 2020

Arabic Names Are Going Mainstream

By Clare Green

Arabic baby names are a huge, diverse treasure trove. Here’s our pick of sixteen awesome Arabic names that are on the rise.

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. […]