Name Image News
The news stories and features here focus on image and baby names, including the latest research and analysis on how names appear to the outside world and how they affect their bearers.
Thu Sep 30 2021
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.
Sun Sep 12 2021
British Names: the Ultimate Guide
If you love all things British — or are a proud Brit yourself — these are the names for you. Our ultimate guide covers what's currently popular in the UK, quirky British favorites and trends like double-barreled names, starbabies, royal babies and more. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!
Wed Sep 08 2021
Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition
There are hipster baby names. Then there are cowboy names. But when the two meet, you have a whole different (and very fun) list: Hipster Cowboy Names.
Sat Sep 04 2021
15 Cool Country Boy Names For Your Little Cowboy
Our favorite country boy names capture the spirit of the American West: places and landscapes, cowboys and pioneers, and country music too.
Sat Aug 07 2021
Cool, Unique Saints’ Names Have Faith and Form
There are so many saints' names beyond the obvious; here are some that are both unusual and cool.
Wed Aug 04 2021
Badass Princess Names
The Badass Princess names are appealing not because of their sound or even their style, but because of their image. They're a little bit bad, a little bit good, and the perfect combination of both.
Sun Aug 01 2021
Old Man Names Get a New Lease of Life
Old man names for babies are finally following their female counterparts into the spotlight. Find out where your name style falls on the cool-clunky scale!
Tue Jul 27 2021
Doll Names: Traveling Back in Time
Through the years, from Barbara Lou to Barbie, dolls' ID tags have said a lot about name trends.
Mon Jul 26 2021
Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort
Some baby names are big, flashy, designer choices. And then there are the blue jean baby names: cozy, comfy, quiet, and eminently wearable in everyday life.
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.
Fri Jul 09 2021
Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock
Cottagecore baby names embrace the vintage, wholesome aesthetic of the cottagecore movement. See our picks for the most bucolic names.
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.
Sat Jun 19 2021
Dad Names Get a Reboot
Happy Fathers' Day! If you're a new parent you might not know how much boy names have moved on since you were at school. To inspire you, we've updated favorites of the 1980s and 90s (in other words, Dad Names) for a new generation.
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 Apr 24 2021
100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Can science fiction names work in this world too? You bet. Many of our favorite characters have wonderful names, whether classic or modern, that have inspired parents and even kicked off trends. Here are our top 100 sci-fi names for your little intergalactic hero(ine).
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.
Sat Apr 17 2021
Unique Unisex Names for Boys
Looking for a boy name that's stylish without shouting masculinity? These names are both unisex and rare, going beyond gender and standing out in their own right.
Thu Apr 15 2021
Royal Baby Names Rule
Our ultimate guide to royal names! Discover popular and classic names fit for a king or queen, see what today’s princely parents are naming their children, and check out more names with regal meanings.
Thu Apr 01 2021
April Baby Names Bring Us Down to Earth
April baby names are grounding and remind us of the natural elements of life and seasonal celebrations. We give you the best names for April babies in our full guide.
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.
Sat Mar 20 2021
Feminist Baby Names Empower Girls and Boys
This is what a feminist name looks like. If you’re searching for a name that represents your feminist values, or inspired by a strong independent woman, this is our guide to names that will smash the patriarchy.
Thu Feb 25 2021
Fanciful Girl Names Go Over-the-Top
Fanciful girl names are long, feminine, and on the rise. We look at the top elaborate names for girls, as well as over-the-top choices that nobody is using.
Tue Feb 16 2021
Mardi Gras Names Let The Good Times Roll!
A parade of names celebrating the fun and pageantry of the New Orleans carnival, and all things Louisiana. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Thu Jan 14 2021
Hipster Baby Names Are So Uncool, They’re Cool
Hipster baby names are unusual, trend-defying choices that get style points for just how quirky or out of style they are. In 2021, we’re ushering in a new generation of names that qualify.
Thu Jan 07 2021
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.