Sat Oct 02 2021
Top City Baby Names
The top city baby names in the US are different from the top names in the country and distinct from each other.
Sat Aug 14 2021
Top Dog Names 2020 Announced!
The Top Dog names of 2020 have been revealed! Bella and Max take the lead once again — we dive into the statistics, trends, and more.
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.
Sat May 15 2021
Top Names in Each State Revealed!
Popular baby names by state for 2020 and how those compare to Liam and Olivia, the most popular names nationally.
Mon May 10 2021
Celebrities Influence Popular Baby Names
In a year where we consumed more media than ever before, pop-culture inspired names ruled for baby girls and boys.
Fri May 07 2021
Top Baby Names 2020 Revealed!
The official top baby names of 2020 are here — Olivia and Liam hold on to the top spots!
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!
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!
Fri Nov 13 2020
COVID Impacts Baby Names
COVID baby names look different than baby names before. The results of our survey show how the pandemic has changed baby naming.
Tue Sep 22 2020
Pets Look Like Their Names
According to recent data, most people match pet names to personality or looks. We have names for dogs and cats of all sizes, colors, and personalities.
Fri Sep 04 2020
The Top Baby Names of 2019 Are Here!
Say hello to the top baby names of 2019 — reigning champ Liam and newbie Olivia!
Sun Aug 23 2020
Pronouncing “Difficult” Names (and Why It Matters)
Name pronunciation (and mispronunciation) is a hot topic right now. We look at the context behind “difficult” names and why proper pronunciation matters.
Tue Aug 11 2020
Baby Name Synesthesia: Names Activate the Senses
Synesthetes may expereince words and names as colors or tastes. Here, Bernadette Sheridan and Donna Vaicels share their stories of baby name synesthesia.
Thu Jul 02 2020
QWERTY Effect: Your Keyboard Picks Your Favorite Baby Names
The QWERTY effect applies to baby names too — researchers have found that people prefer names that can mostly be typed on the right side of the keyboard.
Tue Jun 02 2020
Name Guru to the Stars: Distinctive Names for Gigi, Rooney, and More!
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.
Tue May 12 2020
Decoding X Æ A-12
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.
Sat Apr 04 2020
How to Name Your Baby in a Time of Crisis
The coronavirus pandemic is changing how parents think about baby names. Expectant parents across the globe are on the hunt for names with significant meanings in remembrance of this historic time.
Tue Jan 14 2020
More Celebrities Delay Baby Name Announcements
More and more celebrities are choosing to delay the announcement of their children’s names—weeks, months, or even years after the births. In December, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach revealed their son’s name in Vogue, ten months after his birth. (The frustration of waiting for ten months quickly dissolved once we learned his name was Harold […]
Sat Jan 11 2020
New Zealand Names Off the List
New Zealand names banned by the government contain some famous examples. Sorry, Kim and Kanye—Saint doesn’t fly as a baby name in New Zealand. A press release from New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs revealed the baby names rejected by the government in 2019. The Registrar-General denies the notion that certain names are illegal in […]
Thu Dec 12 2019
Time To Be More Greta!
Greta Thunberg: TIME Person of the Year 2019 92 years ago, TIME magazine named American aviator Charles Lindbergh its first “Man of the Year”. Fast-forward to 2019, and not only has the feature been renamed “Person of the Year”, but it’s been announced that the chosen candidate this year is a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl from Stockholm. […]
Mon Dec 02 2019
Japan Announces New Top Baby Names
Japan’s top baby names for 2019 are Rin for girls and Ren for boys, according to a new list released by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. Top Japanese Girl Names Rin — Pronounced REEN, Rin means “dignified” or “severe.” It’s considered unisex but is clearly much more popular for girls. Himari — A nature name, Himari means “sunflower.” […]
Mon Dec 02 2019
Study Ranks Most Controversial Names
A British parenting website has determined the UK’s Top 10 most divisive names for girls and boys. Chloe tops the charts on the girls’ side, with parents arguing over whether it is “sophisticated and upmarket” or “downmarket and Essex.” Jaxon and spelling variation Jaxxon were most controversial for boys. Parents in favor claim the name is “sharp and contemporary,” while critics assert it’s “not spelled properly.”
Mon Nov 25 2019
Are These Stars Guilty of Namenapping?
Last month, Lauren Conrad named her son Charlie Wolf—the same name as Zooey Deschanel’s son born two years earlier. There are no hard feelings between the two, with Deschanel telling US Weekly, “That was so weird, right? I don’t think she knew it.” Conrad, in her statement to the magazine, said, “It sounds like I’m […]
Tue Nov 19 2019
We Analyzed Names on Forbes’ New Richest List
If you’re hoping your baby girl grows up to be a self-made billionaire, you might look for naming inspiration to Forbes‘ lastest list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. Those who believe in the power of names to shape a child’s future may be disappointed in many of the names in this collection. The exceptions tend […]
Tue Nov 19 2019
Survey Reveals the Naughtiest Names
A new study picks the naughtiest and nicest children’s names, but they missed some of the most obvious examples, like Danger and Rowdy.