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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.

How Not to Choose the Next Big Baby Name
Mon Nov 22 2021

How Not to Choose the Next Big Baby Name

How do you avoid choosing the top baby name of the future? Crystal balls at the ready! Here are our five top tips for predicting the future popularity of your favorite names.
Astrology Names: The Ultimate Guide
Thu Nov 11 2021

Astrology Names: The Ultimate Guide

Astrology names are inspired by the zodiac signs, the planets, and the four elements. Whether you believe it's written in the stars, or it's just a bit of fun, astrology can be a great starting point for finding a baby name.
Top Baby Name Influencers 2021
Thu Oct 28 2021

Top Baby Name Influencers 2021

Stars and their children are the top baby name influencers of 2021. See the most influential celebrity-related names of the year, from Archie to Charli to Zillion.
Younger Parents Most Adventurous Baby Namers
Sun Oct 24 2021

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.
New Top Baby Names UK Announced!
Mon Oct 18 2021

New Top Baby Names UK Announced!

The top baby names 2020 UK are hot off the press! Check out the latest data on popular baby names in England and Wales, including the new Top 100 baby names UK and the biggest risers and fallers of the past year.
Top City Baby Names
Sat Oct 02 2021

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.
U Names for Babies Are the Most Unique
Tue Aug 31 2021

U Names for Babies Are the Most Unique

U-names for babies are an exclusive group, but look carefully and you'll find some undiscovered treasures.
The Baby Names We're Totally Over
Fri Aug 27 2021

The Baby Names We're Totally Over

Looking for a cool, fresh baby name that’s ahead of the curve? You’d better avoid these ones. Here are names and trends that, however great they may be, are past their peak popularity.
The Most Nonbinary Names in Every State
Sat Aug 21 2021

The Most Nonbinary Names in Every State

Are Angel and Amani gender-neutral? It depends where you live. We found the names in every state that were given to exactly the same number of girls and boys. Prepare for some surprises, and maybe some new names for your list.
The REAL Top Baby Names of All Time!
Thu Aug 19 2021

The REAL Top Baby Names of All Time!

We crunch the numbers to reveal the *real* top baby names of all time, once all variant spellings are combined. Does your name make the list?
1930s Names Making a Comeback
Tue Aug 17 2021

1930s Names Making a Comeback

What names are in line to be the next to be revived? Following the 100 Year Rule, we look at the names that peaked in the 1930s to find the best candidates for resurrection.
These French Baby Names Are Cooler Than You
Sat Aug 14 2021

These French Baby Names Are Cooler Than You

The most popular baby names in France are full of inspiration if you're looking for a head-turningly cool name that most English-speakers haven't discovered yet. Who's up for a playdate with Capucine, Timéo, or Auguste?
The Top Unisex Names in Every US State
Thu Aug 12 2021

The Top Unisex Names in Every US State

What's the most popular unisex name where you live? We reveal the most popular name in every state that's used for both girls and boys. Some places are in line with national favorites Avery and Riley, while others go their own unique way.
Doll Names: Traveling Back in Time
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.
Popular Nicknames Soften Unusual Names
Sat Jul 24 2021

Popular Nicknames Soften Unusual Names

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.
45+ Simple Yet Strong One-Syllable Boy Names
Thu Jul 22 2021

45+ Simple Yet Strong One-Syllable Boy Names

The best one-syllable boy names are short, strong, and stylish.
Girl Names You Never Knew Were in the Top 50
Sat Jul 17 2021

Girl Names You Never Knew Were in the Top 50

These much-loved girl names are all in the Top 50... just not in the USA! We've picked out 50 of the best baby girl names from international popularity charts, as inspiring choices that are fresh and unusual, but shared with sisters around the world.
Secret Baby Names Are the Rarest Of Them All
Tue Jul 06 2021

Secret Baby Names Are the Rarest Of Them All

What are the best, the most usable choices among the names that have never been used in the US? We have 100 secret baby names waiting to be discovered.
America's Top Unisex Names of 2020
Sat Jun 05 2021

America's Top Unisex Names of 2020

Do you like modern names that work for both girls and boys? Get inspiration from the most popular unisex names right now.
Most Popular Baby Names, A to Z
Thu May 27 2021

Most Popular Baby Names, A to Z

We break down the top names for each letter of the alphabet in the USA and on Nameberry. Sure, Olivia and Oliver rule the O names, but who is top for Y?
Unisex Names Across the Atlantic
Sun May 23 2021

Unisex Names Across the Atlantic

Unisex names are more complex than you'd think! We take a deep dive into the data to reveal the top unisex names with a totally different gender balance in the US vs UK.
Forgotten Names Return to the Charts
Sat May 22 2021

Forgotten Names Return to the Charts

These names went completely missing for decades, but now they're back on the charts. Discover the comeback kids of 2020, including vintage revivals, creative twists, and international gems.
Spanish Names Trending in the US
Thu May 20 2021

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.
Top Baby Names 2020: The Playground Analysis
Sun May 16 2021

Top Baby Names 2020: The Playground Analysis

These are the real top names you will most often hear on the playground! The Playground Analysis groups popular names according to sound, not spelling. Find out which names are really #1!
Top Names in Each State Revealed!
Sat May 15 2021

Top Names in Each State Revealed!

Popular baby names by state for 2020 and how those compare to Liam and Olivia, the most popular names nationally.