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presidential baby names
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.

zodiac baby names
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

Names We Should Steal from the Dutch

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 […]

diverse international names
January 6th, 2020

New International Names Enter America’s Lexicon

By Pamela Redmond

New international names are entering the American lexicon from around the world at an ever-faster pace, as parents look for names that connect to their countries of origin or ancestral heritage. Muhammad and Aaliyah, in all their different spellings, made the US Top 10 last year for the first time, according to one parenting website.

January 5th, 2020

Sneak Peek: Scotland’s Top Baby Names of 2019

By Emma Waterhouse

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has just released its provisional baby name data for 2019! As usual, it’s a gloriously eclectic mix of fashionable British favorites and gorgeous Gaelic gems.

names that peaked
December 30th, 2019

These Names Are Peaking

By Pamela Redmond

Nameberry’s exclusive count of the baby names that peaked in 2018 reveals favorites, trends, and names that will keep getting more popular.

top names of the 2010s
December 28th, 2019

Nameberry’s Top Names of the Decade

By Pamela Redmond

Nameberry’s top baby names of the past ten years feature Charlotte at Number 1 for girls and Asher ranking as the most popular name for boys.