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May 29th, 2020

These English Names Never Crossed the Pond

By Clare Green

These English baby names rank among the Top 1000 in the UK but are rarely used in the US.

May 6th, 2020

Santa Cancels Baby Name Christmas

By Pamela Redmond

For the first time in its 23-year history, the new official list of most popular baby names in the US won’t be delivered on time by the Social Security Administration. Instead of the usual Friday-before-Mother’s Day unveiling of last year’s most popular names, the SSA posted a message on its website reading: “Out of respect […]

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April 20th, 2020

Top Baby Names 2020….so far

By Pamela Redmond

The top baby names 2020 include two new choices at the top of the list, Luna for girls and Asher for boys.

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March 26th, 2020

Scotland’s Top Baby Names Show Latest Trends

By Clare Green

What’s hot with the Scots, and unique names Scottish parents are using.

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February 15th, 2020

Presidential Baby Names Break Popularity Records

By Pamela Redmond

Presidential baby names are breaking popularity records for girls and boys, hitting their highest ranks ever.

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February 8th, 2020

Zodiac Baby Names Are Rising Stars

By Sophie Kihm

Zodiac baby names connect with the recent cultural obsession with astrology, with parents searching for names that relate to their babies’ signs.

January 16th, 2020

The Top Global Names Right Now

By Emma Waterhouse

The popularity of baby names is usually country- or even region-specific, with the top names in the US different from those in the UK different from those in Sweden and Spain. But as the world gets smaller, there’s a growing cadre of names that rank highly on the lists of a wide range of countries. […]

January 15th, 2020

Popular Dutch Names We Should Steal

By Sophie Kihm

Dutch baby names are a small but mighty subset of international baby names. The most popular Dutch name in the US is Skylar, a variation of the surname Schuyler. Rhett, which derived from the Dutch surname de Raedt, and Van, a Dutch preposition, also rank in the US Top 1000.

January 13th, 2020

Top Telegraph Names of 2019 Released

By Emma Waterhouse

Welcome to the world, Paloma Violet Sheherazade and Hippolyte Jean Simon! British broadsheet newspaper The Telegraph is famed for its wonderful, whimsical, oh-so-British baby name announcements. There’s even a long-running Nameberry Forums thread dedicated to the subject.

January 10th, 2020

20 Terrific Names That Made the Top 20

By Clare Green

To celebrate the start of 2020, we take a look at baby names that have been in 20th place in the charts over the years. It’s a position we don’t think about much: so often we focus on the names at number one, or in the Top Ten. But if you’re looking for something well-known […]