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Unique, rare, uncommon, and unusual names for both girls and boys are the focus of the news articles here. We look at unique names resurrected from the past as well as unusual, rare, and uncommon baby names emerging today. Also here are updates on new research on the usage of unique baby names as well as fresh sources for unusual names.

Turkish Names Delight and Inspire
Sat Dec 03 2022

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.
British Names That Never Crossed the Pond (But Should)
Sat Nov 26 2022

British Names That Never Crossed the Pond (But Should)

These English baby names rank among the Top 1000 in the UK but are rarely used in the US. If you're looking for undiscovered options that strike the perfect balance of familiar and uncommon... here they are!
Quiz: What's Your Medieval Name?
Thu Nov 17 2022

Quiz: What's Your Medieval Name?

Have you ever wondered what your life would be if you were born in the middle ages? Whether you would be a peasant, noble, or knight, take this quiz to get your own medieval name.
Choctaw Names Tell Stories
Sat Nov 12 2022

Choctaw Names Tell Stories

Guest blogger Angel Thomas, aka Dantea, shares names from the Choctaw side of her heritage.
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.
Unique Twin Names to Inspire
Thu Oct 20 2022

Unique Twin Names to Inspire

Unique twin names can be a challenge to find, but also great fun! Here are some uncommon twin name pairings with subtle connections to inspire you.
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Fri Oct 14 2022

Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide

Strong boy names are a powerful trend right now. We round up 100+ of the boldest and best strong names for boys..
Quiz: Berrify Your Name!
Thu Oct 13 2022

Quiz: Berrify Your Name!

Hey, Berry! We know your taste in baby names, but does your own name match Berry standards? Tell us about your Nameberry habits and we'll Berrify your name for you.
Outrageous Baby Names You Might Just Fall in Love With
Sun Oct 09 2022

Outrageous Baby Names You Might Just Fall in Love With

These names — from Aquamarine to Zaxon — are extravagant, rare, wordy, even villainous. Whether you'd use them or not, we think you might just like them!
Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name
Mon Oct 03 2022

Where To Find A Cool Vintage Boy Name

Cool vintage boy names and where to find them! Explore some of our top recommendations here, from edgy retro nicknames, to stylish surnames, to unique vintage boy names which are likely to stay rare.
How I Named My Baby: Colibrí Meraki
Wed Sep 07 2022

How I Named My Baby: Colibrí Meraki

For Lyjah and Davante, their daughter's name was fateful. Colibrí — meaning "hummingbird" in French — is a meaningful symbol to Lyjah. Meraki — Greek for “to do something with love, creativity, and soul” — fit their passionate, creative family values.
16 Wild Baby Names You're About to Hear a Lot More Of
Mon Sep 05 2022

16 Wild Baby Names You're About to Hear a Lot More Of

What are the eyebrow-raising choices of today that have the potential to become the popular names of tomorrow? We analyzed our site statistics from the past six months to identify 16 outlandish baby names currently trending upwards in a big way.
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.
Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World
Thu Sep 01 2022

Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World

These illegal baby names are so outrageous, they wound up in court.
50 Rare Gender-Neutral Names Heating Up
Mon Aug 29 2022

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.
Baby Name Trends - The Hottest Name Trends of 2022
Sun Aug 28 2022

Baby Name Trends - The Hottest Name Trends of 2022

The top baby name trends of 2022 blend fun and fantasy with more serious themes of hope, strength and spirituality.
Brand Names Become Baby Names
Thu Aug 25 2022

Brand Names Become Baby Names

Brand name or baby name? They're both! Take a look at the baby names that were inspired by popular brand names in 2021 — some of them might surprise you.
Victorian Baby Names Revive an Era
Mon Aug 22 2022

Victorian Baby Names Revive an Era

Victorian baby names feel fresh and strong, even as other vintage names rise up the charts. We round up the best popular and unique Victorian picks.
The Cutest Celebrity Baby Names
Wed Aug 17 2022

The Cutest Celebrity Baby Names

Cute celebrity baby names are getting even cuter. Recent starbaby arrivals have names like Sweetie, Honey, Buddy, Pepper, and Baby. We look at the cutest celebrity baby names of the past few years and examine what makes a baby name cute.
Unique Saint Names Have Faith and Form
Fri Aug 12 2022

Unique Saint Names Have Faith and Form

There are so many inspiring saint names beyond the obvious candidates. Here are a selection of favorites that are both unusual and stylish.
Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In
Tue Aug 09 2022

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.
12 Boy Names That Deserve More Love
Mon Aug 08 2022

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.
Nickname Spotlight: Getting to Gus
Sat Aug 06 2022

Nickname Spotlight: Getting to Gus

Do you love the nickname Gus, but would prefer a more unusual route to it than August or Augustus? Here's a world of options ranging from familiar Angus to rare gems like Mingus.
12 Girl Names That Deserve More Love
Thu Aug 04 2022

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.
Unusual Bible Names Feel Fresh Again
Sat Jul 30 2022

Unusual Bible Names Feel Fresh Again

Unusual Bible names that are ready to make it in the modern world! From Ashbel to Zillah, these cool Biblical baby names feel unique, but totally on-trend.