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.

100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Tue Apr 09 2024

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).
Royal Baby Names Rule
Sat Apr 06 2024

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.
Soft Boy Names Are Sensitive And Strong
Fri Apr 05 2024

Soft Boy Names Are Sensitive And Strong

Soft boy names are the antidote to the hyper-macho names that have been trending in recent years. The new softer sound in male names reflects society's changing perception of masculinity.
April Baby Names Bring Us Down to Earth
Mon Apr 01 2024

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.
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.
Fanciful Girl Names Go Over-the-Top
Thu Mar 14 2024

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.
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.
Feminist Names For Empowered Children
Sun Feb 18 2024

Feminist Names For Empowered Children

50+ patriarchy-smashing names for girls and boys, inspired by feminist values and strong independent women.
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?
Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!
Tue Feb 13 2024

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!
African American Names: Early Day, Place, and Word Names
Fri Feb 09 2024

African American Names: Early Day, Place, and Word Names

The earliest African American names included day names, place names, and word names that sound very 21st century.
Boho Baby Names Defy Convention
Mon Feb 05 2024

Boho Baby Names Defy Convention

Boho baby names are free-spirited, creative and down-to-earth – qualities that many modern parents aspire to for their children. Explore 100+ beautiful bohemian names for your little wandering spirit.
Why You Might Need a Baby Name Backup Plan (or Four)
Sun Jan 28 2024

Why You Might Need a Baby Name Backup Plan (or Four)

Overthinking baby names, obsessing over popularity, changing plans at the last minute...some things haven't changed in 40 years! Guest author Mary McKay recalls the challenges and plot twists of naming her children in the 1980s.
Hipster Baby Names Are So Uncool, They’re Cool
Tue Jan 23 2024

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 2024, we're ushering in a new generation of names that qualify.
The 100+ Poshest Names in Britain
Mon Jan 22 2024

The 100+ Poshest Names in Britain

Posh British baby names are famed for their characteristic quirk and charm. We analyze the latest Telegraph announcements to reveal the top choices that exemplify that oh-so-British blend of elegance and eccentricity.
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.
How Bad Are These Names?
Sun Jan 07 2024

How Bad Are These Names?

Some names are so attached to infamous figures that they're unthinkable on a child... or are they? Culture changes, and names that were once unacceptable can become possible or even popular. We shine the spotlight on the most notorious names, to see where they are now.
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.
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.
Old Lady Names Get a Refresh
Wed Dec 06 2023

Old Lady Names Get a Refresh

What is the next wave of old lady names coming into style? We take a look at the coolest choices right now and see what's coming up next for the future.
What’s Your Thanksgiving Name?
Thu Nov 23 2023

What’s Your Thanksgiving Name?

Thanksgiving names are festive and traditional. Take our latest quiz and we'll tell you which name matches your Thanksgiving personality.
What's Your Halloween Name?
Tue Oct 31 2023

What's Your Halloween Name?

Celebrate the holiday with seasonal names for a Halloween baby, and a quiz to find out your own spooky Halloween name.
I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular
Wed Oct 25 2023

I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular

Many parents worry that our favorite name is about to be the Next Big Thing. That's exactly what happened to Kathleen Donohoe and her husband, who named their son Liam shortly before it shot to the top of the charts. Find out why they have no regrets, and how Liam's name fits perfectly into the story of their family.
Hipster Cowboy Names Buck Tradition
Fri Sep 22 2023

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.
Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock
Tue Sep 19 2023

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.