Name Meanings

Name meanings are the focus of these news stories, exploring what names mean and how those meanings affect your name choices and your child's psychology. To search all baby names by meaning, see our central page of lists organized by Name Meanings.

Easter Names: the Ultimate Guide
Sun Mar 31 2024

Easter Names: the Ultimate Guide

Easter names are Springy, symbolic, and spiritual. They include common names connected to nature, such as Lily and Willow, as well as rare names with meanings related to rabbits, rebirth, palms — even eggs!
Indian Color Names Celebrate Holi
Mon Mar 25 2024

Indian Color Names Celebrate Holi

Explore the rainbow of Hindu names with colorful meanings, just in time for Holi.
Aries Baby Names Catch Fire
Wed Mar 20 2024

Aries Baby Names Catch Fire

Aries baby names are hot hot hot! Much like the people born with an Aries sun sign, names for Aries babies possess moxie, courage, and whole lot of fire.
Day and Night Names Shine All The Time
Wed Mar 13 2024

Day and Night Names Shine All The Time

Celebrating a baby born at sunrise, sunset, or midnight? These names from all around the world celebrate special times of the day, from dawn till dusk and back again.
March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!
Sat Mar 02 2024

March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!

In like a lion, out like a lamb. March baby names usher in the spring, so fresh nature names abound in our round-up of the best names for March babies.
Active Verb Baby Names for Leap Year Babies
Thu Feb 29 2024

Active Verb Baby Names for Leap Year Babies

There is a whole category of energetic word names for boys that practically leap off the page.
The Basics of Choosing a Japanese Name
Sat Feb 24 2024

The Basics of Choosing a Japanese Name

A beginner's guide to beautiful and meaningful Japanese names.
60+ Good Names with Bad Meanings
Wed Feb 21 2024

60+ Good Names with Bad Meanings

Good names with bad meanings exist, and you might be surprised to discover some of the most popular names of all time among them. Here are 60+ of the best. Read them at your peril!
Pisces Baby Names Rise to the Surface
Tue Feb 20 2024

Pisces Baby Names Rise to the Surface

Pisces baby names take their main inspiration from the water. Pisces is the last of the three water signs and is represented by a pair of fish. Any name with a water-related meaning — especially if it connects to fish — is ideal for a Piscean child. Options abound, from Marina and Fisher to Nineveh and Bardo.
Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love
Wed Feb 14 2024

Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love

Our ultimate guide to Valentine's Day names meaning love, heart, and all things sweet, plus some gems from mythology and literature. Will you choose one for your little lovebug?
200+ Baby Names With Great Meanings
Sat Jan 27 2024

200+ Baby Names With Great Meanings

Names with great meanings have never been more appealing than they are right now. We've rounded up 200+ of the best baby names meaning love, light, hope and more.
100 Most Common Last Names in the US
Wed Jan 24 2024

100 Most Common Last Names in the US

100 most common last names in the US are collected here, with their origins and meanings. Is yours on the list?
Aquarius Baby Names Hold Water
Sun Jan 21 2024

Aquarius Baby Names Hold Water

Aquarius names connect to air and water, intelligence and individualism, and notable Aquarians from history. Consult our guide to Aquarius baby names if you're expecting a little water bearer of your own!
Baby Names That Mean Red
Sun Jan 14 2024

Baby Names That Mean Red

Names that mean red were the prime requirement for my baby name search. Here are some options for boys, girls, and both.
January Names Feel Fresh
Mon Jan 01 2024

January Names Feel Fresh

January baby names relate to the New Year, winter season, and symbols of the month. From popular names to the most unique, view our guide to naming January babies.
Happy New Year Names
Sun Dec 31 2023

Happy New Year Names

A New Year’s baby is a double new beginning. Ring in the year with our guide to names celebrating dawning hope and a fresh start, plus some birthday namesakes.
Christmas Names: Ultimate Guide (and Quiz!)
Sun Dec 24 2023

Christmas Names: Ultimate Guide (and Quiz!)

Christmas names for a Yuletide baby are a great way to honor the special season of their birth. Here's our ultimate guide to the best Christmas baby names to suit every style. Plus, take our quiz to get your own new festive name!
In Search of the Meaning of Mary
Sat Dec 23 2023

In Search of the Meaning of Mary

The meaning of Mary is shrouded in mystery, despite its super classic status. We take a look at the most compelling candidates for Mary's meaning and origin.
Capricorn Baby Names Are the Greatest of All Time
Fri Dec 22 2023

Capricorn Baby Names Are the Greatest of All Time

Some extraordinarily interesting names for your Capricorn baby.
Christmas Names for Girls
Sun Dec 17 2023

Christmas Names for Girls

Christmas names for baby girls, from the classic Holly and Ivy to the new-styled Dove or Lumi.
Christmas Names for Boys
Sat Dec 16 2023

Christmas Names for Boys

Christmas names for baby boys range from the classic Joseph or Emmanuel to modern-style Drummer or Dove.
New Names on Nameberry in 2023: Part 2!
Tue Dec 12 2023

New Names on Nameberry in 2023: Part 2!

The newest additions to the Nameberry database range from international names, nature names, virtue names, and recent celebrity and pop culture choices.
Some Surprising Surnames to Consider
Sun Dec 10 2023

Some Surprising Surnames to Consider

Looking for a stylish surname that's not too popular? Here are some ideas with interesting and unexpected origins.
Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright
Thu Dec 07 2023

Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright

Hanukkah baby names move beyond those of the Maccabees. For your modern Hanukkah baby, we have eight fashionable Hebrew names that mean light.
Unique Nature Names for Christmas Babies
Sun Dec 03 2023

Unique Nature Names for Christmas Babies

Wonderful rare nature names for a Christmas baby, from trees like Cedar and Cypress to the fragrant Lavender and Sage.