Baby Name Popularity News

popular twin names
July 19th, 2020

Popular Twin Names

By Pamela Redmond

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 for a decade, we can extrapolate from the 2010 twin names data to make some educated  guesses.

names and maternal age
July 12th, 2020

Younger Parents Most Adventurous Baby Namers

By Emma Waterhouse

Offical US stats on popular baby names by maternal age are hard to come by, so we’ve used our own data to investigate how age influences our naming style.

grandparent names
July 10th, 2020

Grandparent Names Today May Surprise You

By Clare Green

Say hi to Grandpa Brendan and Grandma Brittany!

July 6th, 2020

Popular Nicknames Soften Unusual Names

By Pamela Redmond

Popular nicknames like Ellie and Jack are often much more common than official name popularity lists indicate, since they’re given on their own and also used as short forms for a wide range of proper names that are themselves very popular, from Eleanor to Elizabeth to Gabrielle, from Jackson to John to Jonathan.

most popular names 2020
June 28th, 2020

Most Popular Baby Names 2020…so far

By Pamela Redmond

The most popular baby names of 2020 feature two new winners, Luna and Milo, and one name whose popularity is faltering since the pandemic.

unisex names trending male
June 7th, 2020

These 31 Unisex Names Are Going to the Boys

By Emma Waterhouse

Unisex baby names trending male don’t get a lot of press, but they should! We’ve crunched the numbers to uncover 30+ cool names heading further toward the boys’ side – as well as 18 more we’re watching.

British names
May 29th, 2020

British Names That 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 […]

top baby names 2020
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.

top baby names scotland 2019
March 26th, 2020

Top Baby Names Scotland 2019

By Clare Green

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