Baby Name Trends

What baby names are coming into style and what name trends do we predict for the months and years ahead? Baby name trends and predictions are Nameberry's specialty, and here's where you'll find all our news on the subject. For more research on name trends and data on name popularity, visit our Unique Names page or browse Nameberry's up-to-the-minute lists of popular girl names and popular boy names.

What's a Classic Name?
Mon Jul 15 2024

What's a Classic Name?

What makes a name classic? At Nameberry, we took on the challenge of making the qualifications of a classic measurable. Find out here if your favorite names make the cut.
US vs UK Baby Names: How Do They Compare?
Sun Jul 14 2024

US vs UK Baby Names: How Do They Compare?

British and American parents' favorite names are similar, yet oh so different.
Spanish Nature Names Soar Beyond Luna
Thu Jul 11 2024

Spanish Nature Names Soar Beyond Luna

Move over Luna, here are our picks of the best Spanish nature names of 2024.
What Were The Hottest Sounds of 2023?
Tue Jul 09 2024

What Were The Hottest Sounds of 2023?

Longtime Nameberry forums member Leah S. shares her annual deep dive into the fastest rising and falling baby name trends. Read more about what sounds were hot (or not) in the most recent US data.
Lilting Girl Names Lift the Spirits
Sat Jul 06 2024

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.
Creative Family Names Honor Loved Ones
Tue Jul 02 2024

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.
Most Popular Baby Names 2024 So Far: Mid-Year Edition
Sun Jun 30 2024

Most Popular Baby Names 2024 So Far: Mid-Year Edition

Which names are stylish parents-to-be considering right now? All is revealed in our Top 100 most viewed names of the year so far.
Unisex Names Across the Atlantic
Fri Jun 28 2024

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.
50 Rare Gender-Neutral Names Heating Up
Mon Jun 24 2024

50 Rare Gender-Neutral Names Heating Up

Gender-neutral names are getting so popular these days that we see dozens of rare and unique unisex picks finding new favor with parents.
Black American Baby Name Trends
Wed Jun 19 2024

Black American Baby Name Trends

Guest author Summer Richardson shares insight into baby name trends among Black Americans today.
Younger Parents Most Adventurous Baby Namers
Wed May 29 2024

Younger Parents Most Adventurous Baby Namers

What are the most popular baby names by maternal age? We analyse our exclusive site statistics, plus international and state-specific data, to investigate how age influences our naming style.
Vintage 1920s Names Sound New Again
Mon May 27 2024

Vintage 1920s Names Sound New Again

Vintage names popular a century ago are coming back into style. Discover which names are already back, which are up-and-coming, and a few we don't think will ever return.
The Most Popular Baby Name Endings of 2023
Sun May 26 2024

The Most Popular Baby Name Endings of 2023

Feel like you know a lot of boys with -son names, or girls ending in -ana? They're America's top baby name name endings. Discover more trending endings, and what to avoid if you're looking for a name with a distinctive sound.
Spanish Names Trending in the US
Fri May 24 2024

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.
New Top Baby Names UK Announced!
Fri May 17 2024

New Top Baby Names UK Announced!

The top baby names 2022 UK have landed (finally)! Discover the latest data on popular baby names in England and Wales, including the new Top 100 boy and girl names UK and the biggest risers and fallers of the past year.
Pop Culture Influences Rising Baby Names
Mon May 13 2024

Pop Culture Influences Rising 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: the New Generation
Sun May 12 2024

Mom Names: the New Generation

Today's Mom Names are the Cool Girl Names of the 1980s and 90s. Is yours one?
Best New Names In The Top 1000!
Sat May 11 2024

Best New Names In The Top 1000!

We break down the most promising new names in this year’s Top 1000, plus get the full list of new Top 1000 names to watch!
Initial Names: From AJ to Zee
Sat May 04 2024

Initial Names: From AJ to Zee

Names made from initials like AJ, Gigi, and even Casey are fun, informal nicknames, and they can go straight onto the birth certificate too. Find out which initial names are most popular!
10 Baby Name Trends of 2024
Sun Apr 21 2024

10 Baby Name Trends of 2024

Baby name trends for 2024 reflect parents' values, aesthetics, and identities, coinciding with a society-wide shift in parenting. Discover 10 of our top trend forecasts for the year ahead.
O Boy! The Best Boy Names Ending in O
Thu Apr 18 2024

O Boy! The Best Boy Names Ending in O

Boy names ending in O have include plenty of cool options in every style, from Arlo to Zeno.
Top Nameberry Names Around the World Now
Tue Apr 16 2024

Top Nameberry Names Around the World Now

Ever wondered what names are popular with Nameberry visitors in your country? We crunch the latest numbers to reveal the most viewed names around the world right now.
Ancient Roman Names For Modern Babies
Mon Apr 15 2024

Ancient Roman Names For Modern Babies

Find out how the Romans really named their children — and which names from ancient Rome are making a comeback today.
100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Tue Apr 09 2024

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).
Short Names: the Ultimate Guide
Sun Apr 07 2024

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.