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Baby Name Trends News

What baby names are coming into style and what name trends do we predict for the months and years ahead? Name trends and predictions are Nameberry's specialty, and here's where you'll find all our news on the subject.

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Baby Names 2022: Top 10 Trends
Sun Sep 19 2021

Baby Names 2022: Top 10 Trends

Baby names 2022 will blend fun and fantasy with more serious themes of hope, strength and spirituality. Here are our Top 10 baby name trends for 2022.
The Baby Names We're Totally Over
Fri Aug 27 2021

The Baby Names We're Totally Over

Looking for a cool, fresh baby name that’s ahead of the curve? You’d better avoid these ones. Here are names and trends that, however great they may be, are past their peak popularity.
1930s Names Making a Comeback
Tue Aug 17 2021

1930s Names Making a Comeback

What names are in line to be the next to be revived? Following the 100 Year Rule, we look at the names that peaked in the 1930s to find the best candidates for resurrection.
80+ Woodsy Names for Boys That Will Make You Want to Have a Son
Thu Aug 05 2021

80+ Woodsy Names for Boys That Will Make You Want to Have a Son

One part cottagecore, one part cowboy — woodsy names for boys are the next big thing. Read all about the incoming wave of rugged, romantic, nature-inspired boy names.
Scandinavian Boy Names Hit the Sweet Spot
Sat Jul 31 2021

Scandinavian Boy Names Hit the Sweet Spot

What's your Scandi style? Whether you want to celebrate Nordic heritage or just love Scandinavian culture, we've got boy name ideas to inspire you, from classics like Eric and Carl to hot favorites like Axel and Soren.
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Doll Names: Traveling Back in Time
Tue Jul 27 2021

Doll Names: Traveling Back in Time

Through the years, from Barbara Lou to Barbie, dolls' ID tags have said a lot about name trends.
45+ Simple Yet Strong One-Syllable Boy Names
Thu Jul 22 2021

45+ Simple Yet Strong One-Syllable Boy Names

The best one-syllable boy names are short, strong, and stylish.
Old People Names: Predicting the Next Wave
Mon Jul 12 2021

Old People Names: Predicting the Next Wave

Old people names are the edgy old-fashioned choices that make a real style statement. Here are 14 under-the-radar choices we think could – or should – be in the next wave of vintage revivals.
Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock
Fri Jul 09 2021

Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock

Cottagecore baby names embrace the vintage, wholesome aesthetic of the cottagecore movement. See our picks for the most bucolic names.
Lilting Girl Names Lift the Spirits
Thu Jun 24 2021

Lilting Girl Names Lift the Spirits

Double-L-syllable girl names are light and lilting. Lily and Layla are much-loved, and there are many other la-la-lovely options if you're looking for something different.
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Creative Family Names Honor Loved Ones
Tue Jun 08 2021

Creative Family Names Honor Loved Ones

Modern parents are looking for creative family names to honor their loved ones. How do you find a name that is stylish, unique, and meaningful? We have ten tips in our ultimate guide to creative family names.
Unisex Names Across the Atlantic
Sun May 23 2021

Unisex Names Across the Atlantic

Unisex names are more complex than you'd think! We take a deep dive into the data to reveal the top unisex names with a totally different gender balance in the US vs UK.
Spanish Names Trending in the US
Thu May 20 2021

Spanish Names Trending in the US

Spanish is the second language of the USA, and beautiful Spanish baby names feature prominently on the US charts. We look at the hottest Spanish names and trends in the US right now.
Top Baby Names 2020: The Playground Analysis
Sun May 16 2021

Top Baby Names 2020: The Playground Analysis

These are the real top names you will most often hear on the playground! The Playground Analysis groups popular names according to sound, not spelling. Find out which names are really #1!
The Biggest Baby Name Trends of the Year
Wed May 12 2021

The Biggest Baby Name Trends of the Year

The brand new baby names data gives us our first glimpse at the new decade of baby names, and also shines a light on what new parents were thinking, feeling and hoping during a year like no other.
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Celebrities Influence Popular Baby Names
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.
Mom Names Get Younger
Sun May 09 2021

Mom Names Get Younger

Today's Mom Names are yesterday's Cool Girl Names.
Best New Baby Names in the Top 1000
Sat May 08 2021

Best New Baby Names in the Top 1000

The latest baby name chart is here, and there are 88 new entries in the Top 1000. Find the full list of up-and-coming names here, plus our pick of the best.
Initial Names: From AJ to Zee
Tue May 04 2021

Initial Names: From AJ to Zee

Names made from initials are fun, informal nicknames, but they can go straight onto the birth certificate too. Find out which initial names parents are using, plus fun hidden-initial names like Casey and Evie.
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.
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100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Sat Apr 24 2021

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).
Unique Unisex Names for Boys
Sat Apr 17 2021

Unique Unisex Names for Boys

Looking for a boy name that's stylish without shouting masculinity? These names are both unisex and rare, going beyond gender and standing out in their own right.
Top Nameberry Names Around the World Now
Mon Apr 12 2021

Top Nameberry Names Around the World Now

Ever wondered what names are popular with Nameberry visitors in your country? We crunch the latest numbers.
The Most Popular Baby Names of the Year, So Far
Sat Apr 10 2021

The Most Popular Baby Names of the Year, So Far

We've tallied up the most highly-viewed names on Nameberry for the first quarter of 2021. Ava and Arlo take the top spot; find out what's up, what's down, and what's trending in the most up-to-date name chart around.
The Fastest-Rising Names of 2021 So Far
Sat Mar 13 2021

The Fastest-Rising Names of 2021 So Far

Grab the toasting fork: these names are hot! The fastest-rising names on Nameberry give a glimpse of what we could see more of very soon. From Acacia to Zephyr, read our guide to the names and trends on everyone’s minds.
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