Category: Baby Names Popularity

Top Baby Names of the Decade

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The top baby names of the 2010s — the decade that is drawing to a close — are dominated by classic names still used by a wide range of parents.

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Top Baby Names 2020

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by Pamela Redmond

The top baby names 2020 feature a host of names that went virtually unused a generation ago. These include newly-minted names, rediscovered antiques, plus names imported from around the world.

We predict 2020’s top baby names by calculating which names saw the biggest increases in interest from Nameberry readers so far this year compared with last year.

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Sister and Brother Names

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by Pamela Redmond

Sister and brother names are female and male names that are so closely related they feel like (but aren’t always) variations of the same name.

In this age of gender fluidity, we see this happening more and more: girl names becoming more popular on the strength of a similar-sounding boys’ name, or boy names whose star rises on the stylishness of a girl name.

It doesn’t really matter, in the end, which gender’s popularity comes first. More and more, related male and female versions of a name rise hand-in-hand through the popular names charts.

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Boy-Girl Twin Names

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by Abby Sandel

They’re looking for boy-girl twin names. They’ve got a great name for their son … but how ‘bout his twin sister? Let’s find a name that works well with Truman.

Kristen writes:

We are expecting our first babies in November, boy-girl twins. We love older, vintage-sounding names that aren’t currently too popular.

My husband loves Truman and Marlowe. I do too, but I am worried that Marlowe might be on the up and coming.

I also like Hollis or Darcy for boys, but I can’t come up with a good girl name to match. My husband is worried that both of those names sound too feminine, but I actually like the ambiguity.

We want the same number of syllables for the twins and we are staying away from rhymes and alliteration.

The Name Sage replies:

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Baby Name Trends: Names on the rise

by Clare Green

This week’s news includes baby name trends, the fastest-rising names of the last five years, cute and clever nicknames for girls, and names you’ve never heard before from Scandinavia and South Africa.

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