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International Baby Name News

Here you'll find news about names around the world, including popularity updates and analysis of name usage and style in a range of countries and cultures. Included are blogs on international baby names for girls and for boys. You also might want to explore lists of International Baby Names, browse the latest rosters of Popular Names around the world, or search Baby Name Origins.

British Names That Never Crossed the Pond (But Should)
Sat Nov 26 2022

British Names That Never Crossed the Pond (But Should)

These English baby names rank among the Top 1000 in the UK but are rarely used in the US. If you're looking for undiscovered options that strike the perfect balance of familiar and uncommon... here they are!
Scandinavian Names: Rising Stars and Rare Gems
Sat Nov 19 2022

Scandinavian Names: Rising Stars and Rare Gems

Love Nordic culture, and names like Astrid and Soren? Here are more that should be on your list — plus the most popular baby names in Sweden, Norway and Denmark right now.
How to Pick the Perfect Multilingual Name
Sun Nov 06 2022

How to Pick the Perfect Multilingual Name

Finding a name that works across languages AND which you love can be a challenge — and an opportunity to tie cultures together. Read our top tips for getting the balance right.
Cherokee Names Are All-American
Thu Nov 03 2022

Cherokee Names Are All-American

Drawing from her own background, Angel Thomas looks at the naming practices, and the names themselves, of the Cherokee culture.
Hindu Names With Beautiful Meanings
Mon Oct 24 2022

Hindu Names With Beautiful Meanings

Hindu names with bright and beautiful meanings relating to light, joy, love, family and prosperity.
Canadian Names Unite the Nation
Mon Oct 10 2022

Canadian Names Unite the Nation

Canada's top baby names can be elusive, we've rounded up the most popular names in every province, and the most distinctive Canadian names for babies now.
New Top Baby Names UK Announced!
Thu Oct 06 2022

New Top Baby Names UK Announced!

The top baby names 2021 UK have landed...and there's a new boys' Number 1! Check out the latest data on popular baby names in England and Wales, including the new Top 100 boy and girl names UK and the biggest risers and fallers of the past year.
European Boy Names Have Effortless Style
Thu Sep 29 2022

European Boy Names Have Effortless Style

European boy names don't stop at Leo and Lucas! Here are our favorite stylish, sophisticated, under-the-radar European baby names for boys.
New Study Determines the Top Jewish Names
Sun Sep 25 2022

New Study Determines the Top Jewish Names

Shana Tova! Just in time for the High Holidays, a new study reveals the most popular Jewish names from the 1950s to today.
Hispanic Heritage Names: Inspirational Namesakes
Thu Sep 15 2022

Hispanic Heritage Names: Inspirational Namesakes

Hispanic heritage names honor Latinx and Spanish celebrities and heroes, from Rita Moreno to Carmelo Anthony.
Elizabeth: The Name That Has Everything
Thu Sep 08 2022

Elizabeth: The Name That Has Everything

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who died today, a deeper look at her extraordinary name and its many amazing variations.
Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World
Thu Sep 01 2022

Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World

These illegal baby names are so outrageous, they wound up in court.
Nickname Spotlight: Getting to Gus
Sat Aug 06 2022

Nickname Spotlight: Getting to Gus

Do you love the nickname Gus, but would prefer a more unusual route to it than August or Augustus? Here's a world of options ranging from familiar Angus to rare gems like Mingus.
German Baby Names: Ansel, Arno and Ivo
Wed Aug 03 2022

German Baby Names: Ansel, Arno and Ivo

A new generation of German baby names has international appeal.
Irish Baby Names: Rare in the US
Wed Jul 20 2022

Irish Baby Names: Rare in the US

These rare Irish baby names are all well loved in their native land, but virtually unknown outside of it. And, crucially, all are simple to say and spell!
Best K Names for Girls
Sat Jul 09 2022

Best K Names for Girls

Why have K girl names been so misunderstood? Let's take a fresh look at some underrated girl names starting with K that move beyond Kylie and Kayla.
French Flower Names Are Chic and Fresh
Fri Jul 08 2022

French Flower Names Are Chic and Fresh

French flower names are perfect for nature lovers with connections to France or who love the chic French style. Here are some of the most stylish options in France right now.
Indian Names: 25 evergreen choices
Fri Jul 08 2022

Indian Names: 25 evergreen choices

Chetana Sagiraju, founder of a leading Indian parenting website, MomJunction, introduces 25 classic names commonly used for boy and girl babies in India.
Best I Names for Girls
Thu Jul 07 2022

Best I Names for Girls

Vowel names have been fashionable for several years now, but while A, E, and O names predominate, we've had relatively few great girl names starting with I. Here are some of our favorite underappreciated names for girls that start with the letter I:
Japanese Baby Names Have International Appeal
Wed Jun 22 2022

Japanese Baby Names Have International Appeal

Japanese names are stylish and significant, and increasingly on trend today. If you want to honor Japanese heritage or a connection to the language and culture, here is a beginner's guide to beautiful and meaningful Japanese names.
Buddhist Names for a Peaceful Child
Sun Jun 12 2022

Buddhist Names for a Peaceful Child

Enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism, from new favorites like Bodhi to rarities like Moksha and Om.
10 German Girls Names To Consider
Fri Jun 03 2022

10 German Girls Names To Consider

German names are often overlooked as a source of inspiration, but here are ten girl names we think you'll love. They're either starting to get popular outside Germany, or could do very soon.
100+ New Nameberry Names for 2022
Mon May 30 2022

100+ New Nameberry Names for 2022

Unique and intriguing names abound in our exclusive roundup of the newest names on Nameberry – many of them suggested by our very own international Berry community!
Australia's Top Baby Names of 2021
Sat May 28 2022

Australia's Top Baby Names of 2021

Australia has a new Number 1 girl name, as Charlotte is knocked off the top spot after seven years! Plus, discover the biggest trends in Aussie baby names, from laid-back nicknames to ahead-of-the-curve nature choices, and see how they compare to the rest of the world.
Spanish Names Trending in the US
Mon May 23 2022

Spanish Names Trending in the US

Spanish is the second language of the USA, and beautiful Spanish baby names feature prominently on the US charts. We look at the hottest Spanish names and trends in the US right now.