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Nature, Place and Word Name News

Baby names drawn from nature, from places, and from words are the focus of these news stories and analysis on the latest trends and popularity statistics.

Tamil Baby Names Honor Heritage
Mon Sep 27 2021

Tamil Baby Names Honor Heritage

Tamil baby names are rich in history and heritage. Discover a selection of the best authentic Tamil names with positive meanings here!
Summer Babyberries Born from Nature
Mon Aug 02 2021

Summer Babyberries Born from Nature

Nameberry’s July birth announcements are in, and our members’ beautiful picks over the past month are brimming with natural connections to the earth and sky.
Four Elements Baby Names Are Grounded in Nature
Thu Jul 22 2021

Four Elements Baby Names Are Grounded in Nature

Earth, air, fire, and water inspire a class of subtle nature names tied to the classical elements.
Water Names Make a Splash
Thu Jul 08 2021

Water Names Make a Splash

Dive into a refreshing pool of names inspired by oceans, lakes, rivers and more, perfect for your water babe.
Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic
Mon Jun 21 2021

Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic

There are as many varieties of Rose names as there are varieties of roses, from Rosanna to Rosalie to Primrose to Briar Rose, all ripe for the picking.
June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!
Tue Jun 01 2021

June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!

June baby names include sweet summery choices meaning sun and sea, as well as names that celebrate June's most famous figures, feasts, and festivals.
Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In
Mon May 31 2021

Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In

Secret nature names are the outdoorsy choices with a more subtle connection to the natural world. They still feel fresh and appealing, but they hide their secret nature behind a cool or classic exterior.
Short Names: the Ultimate Guide
Thu Apr 29 2021

Short Names: the Ultimate Guide

Short names pack a lot of punch into just a few letters. Here are nine different styles of mini-name to consider, whether you're more into John, June or Jax.
Mon Apr 19 2021

Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide

Flower names for girls never go out of style! Here are our picks for the brightest and best floral names for girls right now.
Easter Names: The Ultimate Guide
Sun Apr 04 2021

Easter Names: The Ultimate Guide

Easter names are Springy, symbolic, and spiritual. They include common names connected to nature, such as Lily and Willow, as well as rare names with meanings related to rabbits, rebirth, palms — even eggs!
March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!
Tue Mar 02 2021

March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!

In like a lion, out like a lamb. March baby names usher in the spring, so fresh nature names abound in our round-up of the best names for March babies.
Maori Names Take the Stage
Mon Feb 22 2021

Maori Names Take the Stage

Māori names range from cool international favorites like Ari and Maia to rare gems like Aroha and Matui. We round up some of the best Māori baby names and their meanings.
Mardi Gras Names Let The Good Times Roll!
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!
Christmas Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide
Thu Dec 24 2020

Christmas Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide

Christmas names for a Yuletide baby are a great way to honor the special season of their birth. Here’s our ultimate guide to the best festive baby names.
Arctic Baby Names are Ice-Cool
Sat Nov 28 2020

Arctic Baby Names are Ice-Cool

A snowfall of wonderful names evocative of Arctic nature, weather and places.
What Is Your Favorite Day Name?
Thu Nov 12 2020

What Is Your Favorite Day Name?

Day names are trending following Rupert Grint’s cute announcement of daughter Wednesday’s name. See our full list, and tell us which day name YOU love best!
Brand Names Become Baby Names
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.
Flower Name Meanings Hold Secrets
Mon Nov 09 2020

Flower Name Meanings Hold Secrets

Flower name meanings hold secrets related to friendship and love that Victorians used to convey hidden messages.
What’s Your International City Name?
Thu Nov 05 2020

What’s Your International City Name?

International city names have distinct personalities — which one matches yours? Take our quiz to discover the city name that’s right for you.
21 Brand-New Nature Names
Tue Oct 27 2020

21 Brand-New Nature Names

From Nameberry’s constantly growing database, the newest nature names to be added.
Fall’s Biggest Name Trend: Econames
Tue Oct 06 2020

Fall’s Biggest Name Trend: Econames

Hot new trend alert! Econames is the latest Fall fad, and we’re talking about all the top choices from Branch to Bear to Bay.
Night Names are Heavenly
Sun Sep 27 2020

Night Names are Heavenly

Night names take their cues from the stars, moon, and mythological deities of the night sky. Explore our guide to 100+ nighttime baby names.
200 Unique Word Names You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
Wed Jul 01 2020

200 Unique Word Names You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Unique word names you won't find anywhere else, crowd-sourced from the Berries.
Beach Baby Names Have Summer Spirit
Fri Jun 12 2020

Beach Baby Names Have Summer Spirit

Beachy baby names are perfect for beach lovers and sun worshippers. These beach-related baby names reference sand, seas, sun, and summer.
Word Names You Won’t Believe
Thu Apr 23 2020

Word Names You Won’t Believe

Where will the craze for turning words into baby names end? Nowhere, as these outrageous choices prove.