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Baby Name Popularity News

The popularity of baby names is the subject of these news stories, which look at name popularity trends now and over time. For all the current lists of top names around the world, go to our central Popular Names page.

The Top Names We’re Watching for 2023
Mon Nov 28 2022

The Top Names We’re Watching for 2023

These 23 cool names are on our personal watch list for 2023. Expect these to rise in the year ahead!
British Names That Never Crossed the Pond (But Should)
Sat Nov 26 2022

British Names That Never Crossed the Pond (But Should)

These English baby names rank among the Top 1000 in the UK but are rarely used in the US. If you're looking for undiscovered options that strike the perfect balance of familiar and uncommon... here they are!
Top City Baby Names
Mon Nov 14 2022

Top City Baby Names

The top city baby names in the US are different from the top names in the country and distinct from each other.
Popular Names Your Mom Never Heard Of
Fri Nov 11 2022

Popular Names Your Mom Never Heard Of

We crunched the numbers to reveal the modern baby names most likely to get that “His name’s what?!” reaction from Grandma. These names were all given to over 1000 babies last year, but were entirely absent from the charts three decades ago.
These Are the Top Names of the 2020s So Far
Wed Nov 09 2022

These Are the Top Names of the 2020s So Far

We're only three years into the decade, but what are the top names of the 2020s so far? We crunched the numbers to find out.
Top Baby Name Influencers 2022
Tue Oct 25 2022

Top Baby Name Influencers 2022

Stars and their children are the top baby name influencers of 2022. See the most influential celebrity-related names of the year, from Archie to Charli to Wolf.
Younger Parents Most Adventurous Baby Namers
Mon Oct 17 2022

Younger Parents Most Adventurous Baby Namers

What are the most popular baby names by maternal age? We analyse our exclusive site statistics, plus international and state-specific data, to investigate how age influences our naming style.
How Gen Z Is Your Name?
Fri Oct 07 2022

How Gen Z Is Your Name?

A new study by Nameberry reveals that Gen Z names, the most popular names for babies born from 1997 to 2012, are led by Emily and Jacob. Generation Z names are more diverse than any other generation that came before them, as the name pool expanded due to social and cultural forces.
New Top Baby Names UK Announced!
Thu Oct 06 2022

New Top Baby Names UK Announced!

The top baby names 2021 UK have landed...and there's a new boys' Number 1! Check out the latest data on popular baby names in England and Wales, including the new Top 100 boy and girl names UK and the biggest risers and fallers of the past year.
New Study Determines the Top Jewish Names
Sun Sep 25 2022

New Study Determines the Top Jewish Names

Shana Tova! Just in time for the High Holidays, a new study reveals the most popular Jewish names from the 1950s to today.
Best A Names for Girls
Sat Sep 17 2022

Best A Names for Girls

Here are Nameberry's top choices for the best girl names starting with the letter A, from Ada to Azalea.
16 Wild Baby Names You're About to Hear a Lot More Of
Mon Sep 05 2022

16 Wild Baby Names You're About to Hear a Lot More Of

What are the eyebrow-raising choices of today that have the potential to become the popular names of tomorrow? We analyzed our site statistics from the past six months to identify 16 outlandish baby names currently trending upwards in a big way.
These Names Are At Their Peak
Sat Aug 27 2022

These Names Are At Their Peak

Want a name the whole world will fall in love with? Our exclusive analysis reveals the names that rank higher now than ever before. Popular and rare, classic and unique, they're in the prime of their lives.
Nonbinary Names Achieve Gender Parity
Thu Aug 11 2022

Nonbinary Names Achieve Gender Parity

Nonbinary names are used in equal numbers for girls and boys. Using the latest data, we've calculated which names qualify as nonbinary today.
Best O Names for Boys
Fri Jul 15 2022

Best O Names for Boys

O is for outstanding, and here are 15 boy names starting with that letter that are just that!
The Best of the Rarest Baby Names
Thu Jul 14 2022

The Best of the Rarest Baby Names

What are the best, the most usable choices among the names that have never been used in the US? We have 100 of the rarest baby names waiting to be discovered.
Best K Names for Girls
Sat Jul 09 2022

Best K Names for Girls

Why have K girl names been so misunderstood? Let's take a fresh look at some underrated girl names starting with K that move beyond Kylie and Kayla.
Rare Names With Popular Nicknames
Sat Jul 09 2022

Rare Names With Popular Nicknames

If you want to use a popular nickname like Ellie or Joe, there are more options for long formal names than you might think. There are the well-known ones forms like Eleanor and Joseph... but also fun and unusual ones like Elowen and Joachim. Here are more offbeat ways to get your favorite nickname.
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.
Best I Names for Girls
Thu Jul 07 2022

Best I Names for Girls

Vowel names have been fashionable for several years now, but while A, E, and O names predominate, we've had relatively few great girl names starting with I. Here are some of our favorite underappreciated names for girls that start with the letter I:
The Most Popular Names of 2022, So Far
Sat Jun 25 2022

The Most Popular Names of 2022, So Far

Want to know which names parents are looking at right now? Our mid-year round up reveals what's hot this year.
America's Top Unisex Names of 2021
Wed May 25 2022

America's Top Unisex Names of 2021

Do you like modern names that work for both girls and boys? Get inspiration from the most popular unisex names right now.
Spanish Names Trending in the US
Mon May 23 2022

Spanish Names Trending in the US

Spanish is the second language of the USA, and beautiful Spanish baby names feature prominently on the US charts. We look at the hottest Spanish names and trends in the US right now.
Forgotten Names Now Back On The Charts
Sun May 22 2022

Forgotten Names Now Back On The Charts

Meet the comeback kids of 2021: names that no one used for years, but are now back on birth certificates! Discover 100+ rare names in every style, from ancient gems to recent inventions, that are ready to dust off and revive.
Top Names in Each State Revealed!
Thu May 19 2022

Top Names in Each State Revealed!

The most popular baby names by state for 2021 — see how they compare to Liam and Olivia, the most popular names nationally.