Name News from the Arts & Pop Culture
The news stories here cover the latest names and name trends inspired by literature, music, art, film, and television.
Tue Oct 26 2021
Wes Anderson Baby Names Add Whimsy
Wes Anderson baby names are whimsical, meaningful, and incredibly iconic. We profile the most notable names from the auteur's universe and have a quiz for you to discover your Wes Anderson name.
Thu Oct 21 2021
Magical, Memorable Names from Ursula Le Guin
When authors are name lovers too, magic happens. Sci-fi and fantasy author Ursula Le Guin was a grand master of naming, weaving them into her plots and creating unforgettable character names that could just make great baby names too.
Tue Sep 14 2021
Kylie Jenner's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Weighs In
Kylie Jenner's baby names are a source of much speculation in the celebrity baby names arena. Our Name Guru to the Stars predicts baby names for Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, and more.
Tue Sep 07 2021
Photography Names Are Picture-Perfect
Though photography is one of the youngest art forms, there has been enough history to produce an aggregation of interesting names; from Ansel to Imogen to Zanele.
Tue Aug 10 2021
Scarlett Johansson's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Guesses
Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson is pregnant — what will she name a sister or brother to Rose Dorothy? The Name Guru to the Stars predicts Freida Pinto, Gael García Bernal, Scarlett Johansson's baby names, and more.
Fri Jul 02 2021
Names Inspired by Tarot Cards
There are 22 major arcana cards in the Tarot deck, each one associated with a name. Guest blogger Isadora Vega interprets tarot card names for us here.
Sun Jun 06 2021
Meghan and Harry's Royal Baby Name: Lilibet Diana!
She's here! Welcome to the latest royal baby, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. We have the inside scoop on her name.
Tue Apr 27 2021
Nick Cannon's Baby Names: The Name Guru to the Stars Predicts What's Next
Nick Cannon's baby names are bold and brand-new. What will he name his twin boys? Our Name Guru to the Stars makes her predictions, along with those for celebrities such as Kirsten Dunst, Tan France, and Macklemore.
Sat Apr 24 2021
100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Can science fiction names work in this world too? You bet. Many of our favorite characters have wonderful names, whether classic or modern, that have inspired parents and even kicked off trends. Here are our top 100 sci-fi names for your little intergalactic hero(ine).
Thu Apr 22 2021
Baseball Names Hit It Out of the Park
For the new Major League season, we pitch a long list of baseball-related names and nicknames, some more wearable than others.
Mon Mar 22 2021
Extravagant Boy Names Stand Out
Extravagant boy names and where to find them! A treasure trove of stand-out choices for bold baby namers and those looking for a dramatic name for a character or pet.
Mon Mar 08 2021
Name Guru to the Stars: Harry and Meghan's Baby Name
There's another royal baby on the way! Nameberry's Name Guru to the Stars shares her predictions for Harry and Meghan's baby name.
Sat Feb 20 2021
Rock ‘n’ Roll Baby Names Celebrate Legends
These groovy names pay tribute to classic rock legends, and their songs. From subtle Cecilia to unmistakable Elvis, they’ll get you moving to the beat.
Tue Feb 16 2021
Mardi Gras Names Let The Good Times Roll!
A parade of names celebrating the fun and pageantry of the New Orleans carnival, and all things Louisiana. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Fri Feb 12 2021
Princess Eugenie’s Baby Name? Outguess the Guru and Win $400
What is Princess Eugenie’s baby name? She and Jack Brooksbank have welcomed their first child, a son, but his name is still a mystery. Enter our contest to guess the royal baby name!
Tue Jan 12 2021
Name Guru to the Stars: Baby names for Emma Stone (and more!)
What will the latest expectant celebrities name their new arrivals? Our Name Guru to the Stars predicts Cassie, Pippa Middleton, and Emma Stone’s baby names. Plus more!
Sat Jan 09 2021
Bridgerton Names: Fantasy or historic reality?
Bridgerton names are part of the Netflix series’ enthralling fantasy, but may not represent real early 19th century naming practices.
Fri Dec 04 2020
Name Guru to the Stars: Predicting the Seventh Hanson Baby Name
We have the inside scoop on the sex of Natalie and Taylor Hanson’s seventh child, and our Name Guru to the Stars predicts the Hanson baby name. Plus, enter our contest for the chance to win $1000!
Tue Nov 10 2020
Brand Names Become Baby Names
Brand name or baby name? They’re both! Take a look at the baby names that were inspired by popular brand names in 2019 — some of them might surprise you.
Sat Oct 31 2020
Vampire Names Bite Back!
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to lift the lid on vampire baby names. It’s been a few years since we last covered them, and the vampire world — and the pool of fangtastic names — just keeps growing. When you’re naming a vampire, you have several options: Vampire-next-door names are for vampires […]
Tue Oct 27 2020
Name Guru to the Stars: Kit Harington, Meghan Trainor, and more!
Our Name Guru to the Stars has her predictions for Kit Harington’s baby name, as well as Meghan Trainor, Katharine McPhee, and more!
Fri Oct 09 2020
Top Baby Name Influencers 2020
Stars and their children are the top baby name influencers of 2020. See the most influential celebrity-related names of the year, from Archie to Zendaya.
Tue Sep 29 2020
Name Guru to the Stars: Princess Eugenie’s Baby Names
Our Name Guru to the Stars is back with her expert predictions. This month, baby names for Princess Eugenie, Usher, Mandy Moore, and more!
Tue Sep 08 2020
Character Names Create Great Stories
I may be the world’s only novelist who’s also a name expert, which makes it doubly ironic that I was compelled to change my own character names. But when Darren Star, creator of Sex & the City, made a television show based on my novel Younger, he changed the name of my heroine Alice to […]
Tue Aug 25 2020
Name Guru to the Stars: Baby Names for Chrissy Teigen, Ed Sheeran, and more!
Nameberry’s Name Guru to the Stars makes her expert predictions for the John Legend and Chrissy Teigen baby name, as well as Ed Sheeran and more!