Meanings of Baby Names
The news stories in this section examine what do baby names mean and how those meanings affect your name choices and your child's psychology.
Mon Oct 11 2021
Rainbow Baby Names Honor and Comfort
Rainbow baby names can be a way to remember the past and look to the future. Be inspired by names meaning comfort and hope, storms and rainbows, and other ways to honor memories in a name.
Tue Oct 05 2021
October Baby Names Spook and Delight
October baby 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.
Mon Sep 27 2021
Tamil Baby Names Honor Heritage
Tamil baby names are rich in history and heritage. Discover a selection of the best authentic Tamil names with positive meanings here!
Sun Sep 26 2021
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.
Wed Sep 22 2021
Top Last Names in the US: Origins and Meanings
The top last names in the US with their origins and meanings.
Tue Sep 21 2021
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.
Thu Sep 02 2021
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!
Tue Aug 24 2021
Virgo Baby Names Are Pure
Virgo baby names are connected to purity and maidens as well as the Earth, wisdom, and more. We have the definitive guide to naming Virgo babies.
Tue Aug 03 2021
August Baby Names Cast a Glow
August baby names relate to Leo and Virgo — August's star signs — the birthstones and flowers of the month, and everything summer.
Tue Jul 20 2021
Leo Baby Names Burn Hot
Leo baby names relate to lions — the symbol of the sign — fire, the Sun, and so much more. If you need a name for your Leo baby, consult our guide.
Sat Jul 10 2021
Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child
Enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism, from new favorites like Bodhi to rarities like Moksha and Om.
Sat Jul 03 2021
Names Meaning Freedom for Independence Day (and Every 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?
Thu Jul 01 2021
July Baby Names Turn up the Heat
July baby names are some of the hottest around, relating to all things summer and sunshine, as well as notable events, figures, and holidays in July.
Tue Jun 22 2021
Cancer Baby Names Make a Splash
Cancer baby names reference the summer season, the Moon, and water. Consider one of these lovable names for your sweet and sensitive Cancer child.
Tue May 18 2021
Gemini Baby Names Shine Bright
Gemini baby names have a brilliance about them. Much like people born under the sign of the twins, names for Gemini babies are smart and sparkling.
Sat May 01 2021
May Names Celebrate Spring!
April showers bring May flowers! Or rather, floral baby names. Names inspired by the month of May relate to the season and its symbols.
Tue Apr 20 2021
Taurus Names Embrace Earthiness
Taurus baby names reference the earth, spring, the color green, the flower violet, and the meaning strength, all symbols for the sign of Taurus.
Sun Apr 04 2021
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!
Tue Mar 23 2021
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.
Tue Mar 02 2021
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.
Thu Feb 18 2021
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.
Sat Feb 13 2021
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?
Thu Feb 04 2021
Day and Night Baby Names Shine All The Time
Celebrating a baby born at sunrise, or a special moment in the night? These names, drawn from all around the world, celebrate times of the day, from dawn till dusk and back again.
Mon Jan 25 2021
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Strong boy names are set to be a powerful trend this year. We round up 100+ of the boldest and best strong names for boys.
Tue Jan 19 2021
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!