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.

100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Tue Apr 09 2024

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).
Baseball Names Hit It Out of the Park
Thu Mar 28 2024

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.
Fairy Tale Names Cast Magic Spell
Sat Mar 23 2024

Fairy Tale Names Cast Magic Spell

Looking for a baby name with an extra bit of enchantment? Consider one of these unique baby names from fairy tales.
Celebrity Baby Name Tattoos
Thu Mar 07 2024

Celebrity Baby Name Tattoos

Celebrities who have paid tribute to their children with baby name tattoos — from conventional to crazy.
Kindercore Names Evoke Nostalgia
Sat Feb 17 2024

Kindercore Names Evoke Nostalgia

Kindercore names harken back to childhood, referencing beloved characters we all grew up with. We explore this new trend, as seen in recent celebrity babies Bambi, Cosmo, and Malibu Barbie.
African-American Heroine Names
Fri Feb 16 2024

African-American Heroine Names

Notable African-American heroines inspire a range of names to look up to, from the well-known to the underappreciated.
Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!
Tue Feb 13 2024

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!
How Bad Are These Names?
Sun Jan 07 2024

How Bad Are These Names?

Some names are so attached to infamous figures that they're unthinkable on a child... or are they? Culture changes, and names that were once unacceptable can become possible or even popular. We shine the spotlight on the most notorious names, to see where they are now.
Harry Potter Names: Beyond Harry & Hermione
Sat Jan 06 2024

Harry Potter Names: Beyond Harry & Hermione

Harry Potter names highlight the influence of the world-famous book and movie series on the naming world, from Luna to Bellatrix to Draco.
Quiz: What's Your 2023 Name?
Sat Dec 30 2023

Quiz: What's Your 2023 Name?

Take our quiz to discover your 2023 name, then read about the names that defined the year.
Taylor Swift May Be a Baby Name Influencer, but She Won’t Popularize This Name
Tue Dec 19 2023

Taylor Swift May Be a Baby Name Influencer, but She Won’t Popularize This Name

Is there anything Taylor Swift can't do? Actually, yes: popularize this baby name.
Disney Princess Names
Wed Nov 22 2023

Disney Princess Names

The Disney Princesses have some gorgeous names, from Aurora to Belle to Raya. Take a look at how Disney Princess movies have influenced naming trends, and read up on some of the histories behind these iconic heroines' names.
Moonstruck Names: Lunar names from Calypso to Cressida
Wed Nov 15 2023

Moonstruck Names: Lunar names from Calypso to Cressida

Shimmering moon names drawn from the worlds of Greek myth and Shakespeare's plays.
Top Baby Name Influencers 2023
Wed Nov 08 2023

Top Baby Name Influencers 2023

Stars and their children are the top baby name influencers of 2023. See the most influential celebrity-related names of the year, from Aspyn to Ozzy to Shai.
What's Your Halloween Name?
Tue Oct 31 2023

What's Your Halloween Name?

Celebrate the holiday with seasonal names for a Halloween baby, and a quiz to find out your own spooky Halloween name.
Demon Names: The Ultimate Guide
Mon Oct 30 2023

Demon Names: The Ultimate Guide

Demon names are more popular than ever before — for characters, pets, and yes, even babies. Find the best, most badass demon names in our ultimate guide.
Character Names: Finding the perfect one
Sat Oct 07 2023

Character Names: Finding the perfect one

Character names can be as difficult as baby names. Here are some tips from a writer on finding good ones.
Vampire Names Bite Back!
Sat Sep 30 2023

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.
Saint Names: Patrons of the Arts
Sat Sep 02 2023

Saint Names: Patrons of the Arts

Saint names are spiritual and significant, and these beautiful options are perfect for parents of a creative persuasion. Patron saints of painters and poets, bookbinders and architects might give heavenly inspiration to a budding artist.
Brand Names Become Baby Names
Fri Aug 18 2023

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 2022 — some of them might surprise you.
AI Says These Are the Most Stereotypical Names in Your State
Wed Jul 26 2023

AI Says These Are the Most Stereotypical Names in Your State

We asked AI about the most stereotypical baby names in each state, and the results are wild.
How Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Leading Baby Name Trends
Wed Jun 28 2023

How Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Leading Baby Name Trends

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have proven themselves celebrity baby naming champions for the fourth time by naming their newborn son Wren Alexander. Their choice is right on trend with a growing interest in unisex names for baby boys, according to an exclusive analysis by Nameberry.
Black History Names: Barrier Breakers
Mon Jun 19 2023

Black History Names: Barrier Breakers

Black history names include the extraordinary names of extraordinary men and women who achieved firsts in their chosen fields.
Wes Anderson Names Add Whimsy
Sat Jun 17 2023

Wes Anderson 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.
Is the Secret to Succession in its Names?
Sat May 27 2023

Is the Secret to Succession in its Names?

Nameberry is going viral this weekend with our prediction for the outcome of Succession based on its...names. Does an unusual last name and the history of baseball offer the clue to who the successor will be, and why.