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surfer baby names
July 14th, 2020

Surfer Names Make Waves

By Sophie Kihm

Surfer names evoke the summer season of sun, sand, and of course, surf. These surfer names work for baby girls and baby boys.

Name Guru to the Stars
June 2nd, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Distinctive Names for Gigi, Rooney, and More!

By Sophie Kihm

See what’s in the stars for Gigi and Zayn, Rooney and Joaquin, and more celebs with the Name Guru to the Stars celebrity baby name predictions.

black history names phillis wheatley
June 1st, 2020

Black History Names: Barrier Breakers

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Black history names include the extraordinary names of extraordinary men and women who achieved firsts in their chosen fields.

quirky sports names
May 22nd, 2020

Quirky Sports Names Inspire Superfans

By Clare Green

Sports fans are naming their babies after not only their favorite players, but also special places, teams and even songs.

sports baby names
May 15th, 2020

Sports Hero Names Kick Off Trends

By Clare Green

From Baker to Zion, these names have inspired thousands of sport-loving parents.

X Æ A-12
May 12th, 2020

Decoding X Æ A-12

By Sophie Kihm

How on Earth did Grimes and Elon Musk come up with the name X Æ A-12 for their son? We decode the out-of-this-world celebrity baby name.

fairy baby names
May 1st, 2020

Fairy Names are Magical for May Day

By Clare Green

These magicial baby names are inspired by fairies, elves, pixies and other mythical creatures, from Shakespeare to Disney.

celebrity baby names
April 28th, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Naming American Royalty

By Sophie Kihm

Our Name Guru to the Stars predicts what celebrities including Alec Baldwin, Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart, and Meghan McCain will name their babies.

National Joe Day
March 27th, 2020

Boys’ Name Joe Gets Its Own Holiday

By Pamela Redmond

March 27th is National Joe Day — a holiday in celebration of the most All-American of names. Take a look at the history of the name Joe and some of its most famous bearers.

Name Guru to the Stars
March 24th, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Predicting Names for Babies Bloom and Bynes

By Sophie Kihm

See what’s in the stars for Katy Perry, Amanda Bynes, and more celebs with the Name Guru to the Stars celebrity baby name predictions.