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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.

Judeo-Italian Names Honor History
Tue Jul 25 2023

Judeo-Italian Names Honor History

Italian Jewish names, from the now-endangered Judeo-Italian language, are a rich set combining various cultural influences. We take a tour of the names once popular in the Italian Jewish community.
Girl Names You Never Knew Were in the Top 50
Fri Jul 21 2023

Girl Names You Never Knew Were in the Top 50

These much-loved girl names are all in the Top 50... just not in the USA! We've picked out 50 of the best baby girl names from international popularity charts, as inspiring choices that are fresh and unusual, but shared with sisters around the world.
Quirky Favorite Baby Names in 10 Top Cities
Fri Jul 14 2023

Quirky Favorite Baby Names in 10 Top Cities

Names and trends across the English-speaking world are similar in some ways – and very different in others! We take a closer look at the quirkiest local favorites in cities around the world.
Stunning Spanish Names for Girls and Boys
Thu Jul 13 2023

Stunning Spanish Names for Girls and Boys

20 of our favorite Spanish names that deserve to be used worldwide.
Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World
Wed Jul 12 2023

Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World

These illegal baby names are so outrageous, they wound up in court.
Japanese Baby Names Have International Appeal
Thu Jul 06 2023

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.
Spanish Nature Names Soar Beyond Luna
Tue Jun 27 2023

Spanish Nature Names Soar Beyond Luna

Move over Luna, here are our picks of the best Spanish nature names of 2022.
Irish Baby Names: Rare in the US
Fri Jun 23 2023

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!
Australia's Top Baby Names of 2022
Tue Jun 13 2023

Australia's Top Baby Names of 2022

Oliver remains the undisputed top Aussie name, while Charlotte reclaims the top spot by a whisker! Plus, discover the biggest trends in Aussie baby names, from laid-back nicknames to classic revivals, and see how they compare to the rest of the world.
20 Chic French Names You Should Know About
Sat Jun 10 2023

20 Chic French Names You Should Know About

Fresh from Paris, these are head-turningly cool names that most English-speakers haven't discovered yet. Who's up for a playdate with Loup, Ninon, or Mazarine?
Baltic and Slavic Mythology Names
Fri Jun 09 2023

Baltic and Slavic Mythology Names

Greek and Norse mythology names are trendy and familiar, but what do you know about names from Slavic and Baltic mythology? Guest blogger Naomi Kaye Honova shares 40+ legendary names with Pagan roots.
Turkish Names Delight and Inspire
Sun Jun 04 2023

Turkish Names Delight and Inspire

What are the most popular Turkish names in the US? Discover beautiful names from one of the hottest new cultures in the American charts.
Spanish Names Trending in the US
Thu May 25 2023

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.
My Name, My Story: Zara
Tue May 23 2023

My Name, My Story: Zara

Guest writer Zara Zong tells the story of the names she was given, in China and America, and the name she chose for herself.
Norse Mythology Names: Thor, Odin, Freya & Co.
Thu May 11 2023

Norse Mythology Names: Thor, Odin, Freya & Co.

Presenting a pantheon of powerful Thor-inspired names of Norse gods and goddesses, from Freya to Gunnar, Magnus to Odin.
Buddhist Names for a Peaceful Child
Wed May 10 2023

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.
Cornish Baby Names Blend Ancient and Modern
Mon May 08 2023

Cornish Baby Names Blend Ancient and Modern

Looking for a name with Celtic heritage and a unique yet oddly familiar ring? Then look no further than the offerings from Cornwall.
Ethiopian Names are Rooted in Tradition
Fri Apr 28 2023

Ethiopian Names are Rooted in Tradition

Ethiopian names are rooted in tradition and religion, including gorgeous undiscovered variations of Biblical classics, and stylish names from the Amharic language. Read on to hear our picks of Ethiopian names that would cross beautifully into the Western world.
Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning
Fri Apr 21 2023

Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning

Good meanings are a fundamental principle of all Muslim baby names. Explore some of the most popular Muslim names for boys and girls, as well as some rare Muslim baby names with great meanings.
Top Nameberry Names Around the World Now
Sun Apr 16 2023

Top Nameberry Names Around the World Now

Ever wondered what names are popular with Nameberry visitors in your country? We crunch the latest numbers to reveal the most viewed names around the world right now.
Italian Place Names: Straight From The Map
Sat Apr 15 2023

Italian Place Names: Straight From The Map

Italy's cities, islands, and even rivers can make great baby names! We dive into all the Italian place names that parents are using now, from popular choices like Siena to rarities like Venice and Loreto.
Modern Jewish Baby Names Pay Homage to Heritage
Thu Apr 06 2023

Modern Jewish Baby Names Pay Homage to Heritage

In honor of Passover, we’re looking at the best modern Jewish baby names that will help you honor your heritage in a stylish way.
Catalan Names: Europe's Secret Gems
Tue Mar 28 2023

Catalan Names: Europe's Secret Gems

Catalonia, in north-east Spain, has its own distinct language, culture... and names! Guest author Emily McBride reports on what's trending in the nurseries of Barcelona, and finds more Catalan names you might fall in love with.
150+ European Baby Girl Names
Sat Mar 25 2023

150+ European Baby Girl Names

These girls' names hail from a wide range of European countries, from Ireland to Russia, Spain to Sweden. What they have in common is a stylish European flavor that will be in good taste anywhere.
Arabic Names Are Going Mainstream
Thu Mar 23 2023

Arabic Names Are Going Mainstream

Arabic baby names are a huge, diverse treasure trove. Here are some of our favorites: popular options, rare Arabic names, and ones which bridge cultures.