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Unusual Baby Name News

Unusual baby names for both girls and boys are the focus of the news articles here. We look at unusual names from history as well as unusual baby names emerging today. Also here are updates on new research on the usage of unusual baby names as well as fresh sources for unusual names.

Keeping the Tradition Alive: 150+ Years of Ursula and Mildred
Tue Sep 28 2021

Keeping the Tradition Alive: 150+ Years of Ursula and Mildred

Ursula Amatrudo-Roman is a part of a multi-generational naming tradition, where the women name their daughters after their own mothers. For over a century, these women have been alternately named Ursula and Mildred. Will she continue the tradition for her own daughter?
Baby Name Trends of 2022
Sat Sep 25 2021

Baby Name Trends of 2022

The baby name trends of 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.
Little Black Dress Names Are Always in Style
Mon Sep 13 2021

Little Black Dress Names Are Always in Style

Little black dress baby names ooze style and sophistication, but they do so with classically understated flair.
Outrageous Baby Names You Might Just Fall in Love With
Thu Sep 09 2021

Outrageous Baby Names You Might Just Fall in Love With

These names — from Aviatrix to Zeppelin — are extravagant, long, rare, wordy. Whether you'd use them or not, we think you might just like them!
U Names for Babies Are the Most Unique
Tue Aug 31 2021

U Names for Babies Are the Most Unique

U-names for babies are an exclusive group, but look carefully and you'll find some undiscovered treasures.
12 Boy Names That Deserve More Love
Mon Aug 30 2021

12 Boy Names That Deserve More Love

Looking for a boy name that feels both fashionable and original, that stands out for its rarity but fits with current trends? Read on for our top picks right now.
Real Romani Baby Names Make History
Sat Aug 28 2021

Real Romani Baby Names Make History

Unearthing a fascinating collection of old Romani names that were used in England around the turn of the last century.
12 Girl Names That Deserve More Love
Mon Aug 23 2021

12 Girl Names That Deserve More Love

If you're looking for a girl name that feels both fashionable and original, that stands out on its style merits rather than its shock factor – these are our top picks right now.
These French Baby Names Are Cooler Than You
Sat Aug 14 2021

These French Baby Names Are Cooler Than You

The most popular baby names in France are full of inspiration if you're looking for a head-turningly cool name that most English-speakers haven't discovered yet. Who's up for a playdate with Capucine, Timéo, or Auguste?
Cool, Unique Saints’ Names Have Faith and Form
Sat Aug 07 2021

Cool, Unique Saints’ Names Have Faith and Form

There are so many saints' names beyond the obvious; here are some that are both unusual and cool.
Popular Nicknames Soften Unusual Names
Sat Jul 24 2021

Popular Nicknames Soften Unusual Names

If you want to use a popular nickname like Ellie or Joe, there are more options for long formal names than you might think. There are the well-known ones forms like Eleanor and Joseph... but also fun and unusual ones like Elowen and Joachim. Here are more offbeat ways to get your favorite nickname.
Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning
Mon Jul 19 2021

Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning

Good meanings are a fundamental principle of all Muslim baby names. Explore some of the most popular Muslim names for boys and girls, as well as some rare Muslim baby names with great meanings.
Undiscovered Boy Names Have Cool-Factor
Tue Jul 13 2021

Undiscovered Boy Names Have Cool-Factor

Among the 100 best cool undiscovered boys names are several of our all-time favorites: Barnaby and Birch, Fielder and Lorcan, Thackery and Cosimo. Get inspired here.
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.
Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child
Sat Jul 10 2021

Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child

Enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism, from new favorites like Bodhi to rarities like Moksha and Om.
Secret Baby Names Are the Rarest Of Them All
Tue Jul 06 2021

Secret Baby Names Are the Rarest Of Them All

What are the best, the most usable choices among the names that have never been used in the US? We have 100 secret baby names waiting to be discovered.
June Babyberry Names Shine Bright
Mon Jul 05 2021

June Babyberry Names Shine Bright

Nameberry’s June birth announcements are in, and they’re a dazzling bunch! Deliverance and Rosamund, Sylvanus and Maccabee… Read the stories behind this month's stunning choices here.
The Craziest Baby Names in America
Fri Jun 25 2021

The Craziest Baby Names in America

Each year brings its own craziest baby names, and this year we have Lawless, Tsunami, and yes, Kovid.
Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic
Mon Jun 21 2021

Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic

There are as many varieties of Rose names as there are varieties of roses, from Rosanna to Rosalie to Primrose to Briar Rose, all ripe for the picking.
Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Mon Jun 14 2021

Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Our A to Z collection of 100+ rare girl names you've never heard of — guaranteed to surprise (and hopefully enchant) your friends and family.
Turkish Names Delight and Inspire
Sat Jun 12 2021

Turkish Names Delight and Inspire

What are the most popular Turkish names in the US? Discover one of the hottest new cultures in the American charts.
June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!
Tue Jun 01 2021

June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!

June baby names include sweet summery choices meaning sun and sea, as well as names that celebrate June's most famous figures, feasts, and festivals.
Baby Name DNA: Introducing the future of baby naming
Tue Jun 01 2021

Baby Name DNA: Introducing the future of baby naming

Baby Name DNA is a revolutionary tool designed to analyze your name style and match you with the perfect names.
Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In
Mon May 31 2021

Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In

Secret nature names are the outdoorsy choices with a more subtle connection to the natural world. They still feel fresh and appealing, but they hide their secret nature behind a cool or classic exterior.
Cornish Baby Names Blend Ancient and Modern
Sat May 29 2021

Cornish Baby Names Blend Ancient and Modern

If you are looking for a name with Celtic heritage and a unique yet oddly familiar ring – then look no further than the offerings from Cornwall.