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News on Name Spellings, Sounds and Initials

Baby names that start or end with specific letters and sounds or that contain special sounds and rhythms are the focus of this news category. We examine which letters and sounds are attracting new interest, which are becoming more popular, and which are fading away.

Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques
Fri Nov 18 2022

Boy Names: Some Popular Name Cliques

Trendy boy names come in clusters, so if you want to avoid a name that *feels* popular, here are some key groups to watch out for!
Cherokee Names Are All-American
Thu Nov 03 2022

Cherokee Names Are All-American

Drawing from her own background, Angel Thomas looks at the naming practices, and the names themselves, of the Cherokee culture.
Best J Names for Girls
Sat Oct 29 2022

Best J Names for Girls

Girl names that start with J are less common than you might expect: there are only two in the Top 100 baby names. Read our recommendations for the best J names, from classics like Josephine and Joy, to modern favorites like Journey.
Best A Names for Girls
Sat Sep 17 2022

Best A Names for Girls

Here are Nameberry's top choices for the best girl names starting with the letter A, from Ada to Azalea.
Unique Names That Start With Em
Thu Sep 01 2022

Unique Names That Start With Em

Em baby names don't have to stop at Emma, Emily and Emmett! We've gathered 50+ uncommon and unique Em names for both sexes, which stand out while fitting in with this most fashionable of name sounds.
Best H Names for Girls
Wed Aug 31 2022

Best H Names for Girls

H names for girls are heavenly choices, whether homespun or hot off the presses. These are our nominees for the best girl names that start with H.
Best Z Names for Boys
Tue Jul 19 2022

Best Z Names for Boys

Looking for an offbeat boy name with lots of energy? These Z names for boys could be for you. Z is uncommon at the start of words in English, so baby names beginning with Z tend to stand out.
100+ Best Boy Names Ending in a Vowel
Mon Jul 18 2022

100+ Best Boy Names Ending in a Vowel

Boy names ending in a vowel feel fresh and cool in an era dominated by N-ending names for boys. Check out our 100 top picks and browse our full lists here!
Best Z Names for Girls
Mon Jul 18 2022

Best Z Names for Girls

Girl names starting with the letter Z are rare and exotic, from Zadie to Zuzu, Zinnia to Zahara.
Best T Names for Girls
Sun Jul 17 2022

Best T Names for Girls

There are certain letters that have gotten short shrift, and for girls one of them is the letter T. Which is a shame because there are so many rarely used treasures, and here we have 13 of them, from Tamsin to Tulia, Tilly to Theodora; names that might fit your baby girl to a T.
Best S Names for Girls
Sat Jul 16 2022

Best S Names for Girls

Move over Sophia — here are 15 stunning girl names starting with S, from Sabine to Sylvie.
Best O Names for Boys
Fri Jul 15 2022

Best O Names for Boys

O is for outstanding, and here are 15 boy names starting with that letter that are just that!
Best O Names for Girls
Thu Jul 14 2022

Best O Names for Girls

Watch out, Olivia; here come Ophelia, Oona, Opal and other outstanding O names!
Adorable Names That Start With A
Wed Jul 13 2022

Adorable Names That Start With A

A is by far the Number 1 initial for baby names and here is a great selection, ranging from the most popular in the US and on Nameberry, to those that are more distinctive.
Best N Names for Boys
Wed Jul 13 2022

Best N Names for Boys

Tired of Noah and Nathan? Here are 15 nifty N names for boys that you don't here in every classroom.
Best M Names for Girls
Tue Jul 12 2022

Best M Names for Girls

Mirabel, Marisol, Marigold and Mabel; gorgeous M names that deserve more love.
Best L Names for Girls
Mon Jul 11 2022

Best L Names for Girls

L is one of the loveliest initials for girl names. Here are 15 of our favorite girl names starting with L.
Cool Names That End in Er
Mon Jul 11 2022

Cool Names That End in Er

Names that end in er are one of the coolest crowds in the playground right now. Here is a roundup of our favorite energetic baby names ending in er, from traditional choices to edgy and unique er names for boys and girls.
Best K Names for Boys
Sun Jul 10 2022

Best K Names for Boys

A look at how K names have been overlooked, including 15 kicking K names for boys that we need more recognition.
Best K Names for Girls
Sat Jul 09 2022

Best K Names for Girls

Why have K girl names been so misunderstood? Let's take a fresh look at some underrated girl names starting with K that move beyond Kylie and Kayla.
Best I Names for Girls
Thu Jul 07 2022

Best I Names for Girls

Vowel names have been fashionable for several years now, but while A, E, and O names predominate, we've had relatively few great girl names starting with I. Here are some of our favorite underappreciated names for girls that start with the letter I:
Best G Names for Girls
Wed Jul 06 2022

Best G Names for Girls

Some glamorous girls names starting with G, from Gaia to Goldie to Greer.
Compound Names for Girls: The Next Generation
Tue Jul 05 2022

Compound Names for Girls: The Next Generation

Time to take a fresh look at compound names for girls! Goodbye Maryann, today's unique smoosh names are inspired by nature, literature, pop culture and more.
Best F Names for Girls
Tue Jul 05 2022

Best F Names for Girls

Some unusual girl names beginning with F, from Fable to Flavia to Fern.
Best E Names for Boys
Mon Jul 04 2022

Best E Names for Boys

For the parent seeking an E name for their son, here are 15 excellent examples, ranging from those with some degree of popularity to a few unexplored possibilities.