Baby Name Trends News

moon names
February 12th, 2020

100 Magical Moon Names Rising

By Emma Waterhouse

Moon names for babies shouldn’t stop at Luna! We take a look at some of the best rare moon-inspired baby names for boys and girls, from Aruna to Umbriel.

Irish baby names
February 11th, 2020

New Irish Names Go Global

By Sophie Kihm

These days parents are more willing to embrace a name that may pose a pronunciation challenge, and society, in turn, is more willing to learn how to pronounce them. We’ve got Saoirse and Eilish down pat, so what’s next?

zodiac baby names
February 8th, 2020

Zodiac Baby Names Are Rising Stars

By Sophie Kihm

Zodiac baby names connect with the recent cultural obsession with astrology, with parents searching for names that relate to their babies’ signs.

Boy dressed up with devil horns
February 7th, 2020

Why Are Parents Choosing “Evil” Names?

By Clare Green

Names once considered off-limits, like Lucifer, are on the rise. Why do parents use them– and would you?

January birth announcements
February 4th, 2020

Nameberry’s Newest Arrivals Announced!

By Emma Waterhouse

Our January birth announcements are the perfect way to set the baby name scene for the decade ahead. Fresh nature names and cool Scandi picks on the rise!

rare biblical boy names
January 30th, 2020

Rare Biblical Boy Names Are Booming

By Emma Waterhouse

Rare Biblical boy names have never been hotter! A new study crunches the numbers, and we pick the 20 coolest unusual Bible names for boys in 2020.

top names by letter
January 28th, 2020

This New Tool Can Guess Your Name!

By Emma Waterhouse

Using data on the top baby names by letter from the past 100+ years, this clever new tool can guess your name (or try to, at least). Try it for yourself!

middle names
January 25th, 2020

Today’s Middle Names Don’t Even Need to Be Names

By Clare Green

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s choice of Wildflower for one of their daughter’s middle names highlights a trend toward meaningful non-names in the middle.

January 17th, 2020

Tiago and Thibault: the latest French name trends

By Clare Green

French baby names are a rich source of inspiration, whether you need a name that works in multiple languages or just want something with a fresh, sophisticated sound. Every generation has its own favorite French names. Today, names like Margot, Sylvie and Beau are in vogue for English speakers, while past generations loved Michelle, Annette […]

January 16th, 2020

The Top Global Names Right Now

By Emma Waterhouse

The popularity of baby names is usually country- or even region-specific, with the top names in the US different from those in the UK different from those in Sweden and Spain. But as the world gets smaller, there’s a growing cadre of names that rank highly on the lists of a wide range of countries. […]