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.
Thu Dec 01 2022
December Baby Names Spread Cheer
December names are magical! In our guide to December baby names, we look at names inspired by Christmas, Hanukkah, and other symbols of the month.
Wed Nov 23 2022
Sagittarius Namers Hit the Target
Sagittarius names are adventurous, inspired choices connected to symbols of the sign, such as the archer, Jupiter, and fire.
Sat Nov 05 2022
Names Meaning Fire For Your Little Spark
Hot names that mean fire, from Apollo to Seraphina, that might be perfect for babies born in fall and winter.
Tue Nov 01 2022
November Baby Names Are Rich with Meaning
November baby names express gratitude with Thanksgiving-related meanings, as well as those related to Autum, zodiac signs, and other symbols of the month.
Sun Oct 30 2022
Demon Names: The Ultimate Guide
Demon names are more popular than ever before — for characters, pets, and yes, even babies. Find the best, most badass demon names in our ultimate guide.
Mon Oct 24 2022
Hindu Names With Beautiful Meanings
Hindu names with bright and beautiful meanings relating to light, joy, love, family and prosperity.
Sun Oct 23 2022
Scorpio Names Captivate and Inspire
Scorpio names convey the passion and intensity of the sign. They're related to the autumn season, water, and other symbols associated with Scorpio.
Fri Oct 14 2022
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Strong boy names are a powerful trend right now. We round up 100+ of the boldest and best strong names for boys..
Tue Oct 11 2022
October Baby Names Spook and Delight
October names reference Halloween, the autumn season, and so much more. If you're expecting an October baby, check out our guide to October baby names.
Thu Sep 29 2022
Unraveling the Origins of Evelyn
What is the meaning of Evelyn? Where does it come from? We take a deep dive into the fascinating history of the name Evelyn in search of the answers.
Fri Sep 23 2022
Libra Baby Names Strike a Balance
Libra baby names are as harmonious as the scales that represent the sign. Find inspiration for naming your Libra child in this full guide.
Mon Sep 12 2022
Do You *Really* Know What These Names Mean?
You've looked up the meaning of your favorite name, you love it... and then another source says it means something totally different! How do you know which one is right? Aili Winstanley Channer explains why, for many well-known names, there's room for both.
Sat Sep 10 2022
Autumn Names: Cozy and Colorful
Expecting a Fall baby, or just love this time of year? There's a rich harvest of autumnal names to choose from. Nature names like Rowan, color names like Aurelia, birthstone names like Opal, seasonal goddesses like Gaia, and of course names meaning Autumn itself.
Sun Sep 04 2022
September Baby Names Welcome the Fall
September baby names draw from the Fall season, Virgo and Libra star signs, holidays that take place during the month, and more!
Sat Sep 03 2022
Baby Name Numerology: Number Names Count!
Number names for babies can reflect birth order, or celebrate numbers with meaning to you. Check out our multicultural options, from Una to Trillion.
Fri Sep 02 2022
Celestial Baby Names: 20 Names That Mean Star
Discover 20 stunning unique names that mean star, from Astraea to Yvaine.
Fri Aug 26 2022
The 100 Most Common Last Names in the US
The most common last names in the US are collected here, with their origins and meanings. Is yours on the list?
Thu Aug 25 2022
Brand Names Become Baby Names
Brand name or baby name? They're both! Take a look at the baby names that were inspired by popular brand names in 2021 — some of them might surprise you.
Tue Aug 02 2022
The Best Names for August Babies
August baby names relate to Leo and Virgo — August's star signs — the birthstones and flowers of the month, and everything summer.
Tue Jul 19 2022
Best Z Names for Boys
Looking for an offbeat boy name with lots of energy? These Z names for boys could be for you. Z is uncommon at the start of words in English, so baby names beginning with Z tend to stand out.
Fri Jul 08 2022
Best J Names for Boys
The very best boy names starting with the letter J, from Jacoby to Justice.
Mon Jul 04 2022
Names Meaning Freedom Celebrate Independence Day
Whether you're expecting an Independence Day baby or want to raise a free spirit, take inspiration from these names meaning freedom and independence. Sure, there's Liberty, but what about Saoirse, Scheherazade, or Charlie?
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.
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.
Thu May 19 2022
The Boys of Summer: Apollo, Elio and Leo
A diverse menu of name possibilities for your summertime son.