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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.

December Baby Names Spread Cheer
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.
Sagittarius Namers Hit the Target
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.
Names Meaning Fire For Your Little Spark
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.
November Baby Names Are Rich with Meaning
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.
Demon Names: The Ultimate Guide
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.
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.
Scorpio Names Captivate and Inspire
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.
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
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..
October Baby Names Spook and Delight
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.
Unraveling the Origins of Evelyn
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.
Libra Baby Names Strike a Balance
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.
Do You *Really* Know What These Names Mean?
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.
Autumn Names: Cozy and Colorful
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.
September Baby Names Welcome the Fall
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!
Baby Name Numerology: Number Names Count!
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.
Celestial Baby Names: 20 Names That Mean Star
Fri Sep 02 2022

Celestial Baby Names: 20 Names That Mean Star

Discover 20 stunning unique names that mean star, from Astraea to Yvaine.
The 100 Most Common Last Names in the US
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?
Brand Names Become Baby Names
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.
The Best Names for August Babies
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.
Best Z Names for Boys
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.
Best J Names for Boys
Fri Jul 08 2022

Best J Names for Boys

The very best boy names starting with the letter J, from Jacoby to Justice.
Names Meaning Freedom Celebrate Independence Day
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?
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.
The Boys of Summer: Apollo, Elio and Leo
Thu May 19 2022

The Boys of Summer: Apollo, Elio and Leo

A diverse menu of name possibilities for your summertime son.