Name News from the Arts & Pop Culture

baby name influencers
October 9th, 2020

Top Baby Name Influencers 2020

By Sophie Kihm

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.

princess eugenie baby names
September 29th, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Princess Eugenie’s Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

Our Name Guru to the Stars is back with her expert predictions. This month, baby names for Princess Eugenie, Usher, Mandy Moore, and more!

character names
September 8th, 2020

Character Names Create Great Stories

By Pamela Redmond

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.

chrissy teigen baby name
August 25th, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Baby Names for Chrissy Teigen, Ed Sheeran, and more!

By Sophie Kihm

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!

name pronunciation kamala harris
August 23rd, 2020

Pronouncing “Difficult” Names (and Why It Matters)

By Emma Waterhouse

Name pronunciation (and mispronunciation) is a hot topic right now. We look at the context behind “difficult” names and why proper pronunciation matters.

tarot card names
August 22nd, 2020

Names Inspired by Tarot Cards

By IsadoraVega

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.

best celebrity baby names
August 18th, 2020

The Best Celebrity Baby Names

By Sophie Kihm

We hand out awards for the best celebrity baby names of the past ten years — including the best unisex names and best unique names chosen by stars.

nicki minaj baby name
July 28th, 2020

Name Guru to the Stars: Baby Names for Nicki Minaj and more!

By Sophie Kihm

Our Name Guru to the Stars using her starbaby forecasting power to predict the Nicki Minaj baby name as well as those of Emma Roberts, Josh Brolin, and more!

name memes hello karen
July 26th, 2020

Why Do Some Names Become Memes?

By Emma Waterhouse

Name memes like Karen, Becky and Kyle have stepped out of the virtual realm and into public discourse over the last few months. We explore the phenomenon.

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.