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.
Tue Sep 26 2023
Baby Name Trends: The Top Baby Names of 2024
Baby name trends for 2024 reflect parents' values, aesthetics, and identities, coinciding with a society-wide shift in parenting. Discover 10 of our top trend forecasts for the year ahead.
Mon Sep 18 2023
How Millennial Is Your Name?
Jessica and Michael lead the list of names that define the Millennial Generation.
Sat Sep 16 2023
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.
Thu Sep 07 2023
Classic Baby Names on the Rise
Even classic baby names come in and out of fashion. The coolest classics of the moment include Eleanor, Theodore, and more.
Thu Aug 31 2023
60 Southern Baby Names With Charm And Style
Which baby names are you most likely to find in the American South? Discover the most distinctive Southern gems, from Magnolia and Mary to Kingston and Karter.
Sun Aug 27 2023
Ancient Names for Babies
Ancient Greek and Roman baby names are rising in popularity for modern babies.
Tue Aug 22 2023
Top Czech Names Follow International Trends
The most popular Czech names for 2022 are here! Many of the Top 50 baby names have remained stable over the years, but recently international trends have begun to influence the Czech charts.
Sun Aug 20 2023
The Top Unisex Names in Every US State
What's the most popular unisex name where you live? We reveal the most popular names used for both boys and girls in every US state. Some places are in line with national favorites Logan and Avery, while others go their own unique way.
Tue Aug 15 2023
Astrology Names: The Ultimate Guide
Astrology names are inspired by the zodiac signs, the planets, and the four elements. And your zodiac sign can offer insight to your naming style. 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.
Fri Aug 11 2023
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.
Sat Aug 05 2023
5 Easy Ways to Judge a Baby Name
Back to basics for Nameberry's five essential rules for rating a baby name.
Fri Jul 21 2023
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.
Sat Jul 15 2023
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.
Fri Jul 14 2023
Quirky Favorite Baby Names in 10 Top Cities
Names and trends across the English-speaking world are similar in some ways – and very different in others! We take a closer look at the quirkiest local favorites in cities around the world.
Mon Jul 10 2023
Rare Names With Popular Nicknames
If you want to use a popular nickname like Ellie or Joe, there are more options for full names than you might think.
Wed Jul 05 2023
50 Names That Mean You Live in the North East
...probably! We analyzed baby name data for states in New England and the North East USA, to find the signature names of the region, from soft-sounding boys to spirited girls.
Sun Jul 02 2023
What's a Classic Name?
What makes a name classic? At Nameberry, we took on the challenge of making the qualifications of a classic measurable. Find out here if your favorite names make the cut.
Sun Jun 25 2023
The Top Baby Names of 2023 So Far: Mid-Year Edition
Find out the Top 100 most-viewed names on Nameberry this year, featuring much-loved favorites, and daring new names in the top spots for boys and girls.
Sat Jun 10 2023
20 Chic French Names You Should Know About
Fresh from Paris, these are head-turningly cool names that most English-speakers haven't discovered yet. Who's up for a playdate with Loup, Ninon, or Mazarine?
Tue May 30 2023
Popular Twin Names
Popular twin names used to appear on the Social Security top baby names site, but alas, no more. But while there hasn't been hard data on the top twin names in the US in over a decade, we can extrapolate from the 2010 twin names data to make some educated guesses.
Mon May 29 2023
New Study Shows Climate Impact on Baby Names
Nature-related baby names are a huge trend across the board right now. But did you know that the climate actually influences the type of nature names American parents are choosing for their children?
Sat May 27 2023
The Most Popular Baby Name Endings of 2022
Feel like you know a lot of boys with -son names, or girls ending in -ley? They're America's top baby name name endings. Discover what else is popular, and what to avoid if you're looking for a name with a distinctive sound.
Fri May 26 2023
America's Top Unisex Names of 2022
Do you like modern names that work for both girls and boys? Get inspiration from the most popular unisex names right now.
Thu May 25 2023
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.
Wed May 24 2023
Forgotten Names Making a Comeback
These names disappeared from the US charts for years... but now they're back! Discover the coolest, cutest and craziest comebacks of the year.