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A Brief History of Black Names
Thu Feb 02 2023

A Brief History of Black Names

Scholars have long considered distinctively Black names to be a product of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, but recent research shows that Black names have been around for centuries.
February Baby Names Spread the Love
Wed Feb 01 2023

February Baby Names Spread the Love

February baby names are a collection filled with romantic Valentine-inspired options, historic namesake names, and names connected to February symbolism.
The Names Really In Danger of Extinction
Tue Jan 31 2023

The Names Really In Danger of Extinction

Every Tom, Dick, and Harry doesn't mean what it used to. We have the scoop on the names that are going extinct, from those currently endangered to the ones that have already vanished (hint: Gary, Karen, and Nigel are not among them!)
Top Baby Names by Letter Through the Ages
Mon Jan 30 2023

Top Baby Names by Letter Through the Ages

Let's take a look at the most popular names for each letter across the past four generations: from the great-grandparents of babies born today to the names filling kindergarten rosters in 2023 and beyond.
How to Make Classic Boy Names Unique
Sun Jan 29 2023

How to Make Classic Boy Names Unique

Classic boy names come in many variations that slide up and down the popularity scale. Here's how to make your traditional favorite more rare.
Unisex Girl Names: the Past, Present, and Future
Sat Jan 28 2023

Unisex Girl Names: the Past, Present, and Future

Names like Everly, Piper and Aubrey are modern, no-frills choices that feel gender-neutral but lean more to the girls. Find out more hot names in this style, plus more that are waiting to be discovered.
50 Sites Every Name Nerd Needs (Besides Nameberry!)
Fri Jan 27 2023

50 Sites Every Name Nerd Needs (Besides Nameberry!)

There's life beyond Nameberry?! Sure is: we recommend other accounts, sites and tools that all name lovers need in their bookmarks.
The Secret Meanings of Color Names
Thu Jan 26 2023

The Secret Meanings of Color Names

Color names, either flat-out color names like Blue or names with colorful meanings like Aurelia, are more and more popular. But do you know the secret meaning behind the color that's behind the baby name you love?
How I Named My Baby: Maudette Eve
Wed Jan 25 2023

How I Named My Baby: Maudette Eve

Francophile couple Marissa and Mark had a clear wishlist for a name — French roots, starts with M — but couldn't find a name they loved that met their criteria. That is, until Marissa combined two of their favorite names, Maude and Odette, to create Maudette — the perfect name for their baby girl.
Hawaiian Names: A Complete Guide
Mon Jan 23 2023

Hawaiian Names: A Complete Guide

Hawaiian names are enjoying wider use far beyond the shores of the Hawaiian islands. Here is a complete guide to Hawaiian names.
Moon Names for Babies Shimmer and Shine
Sun Jan 22 2023

Moon Names for Babies Shimmer and Shine

Moon names for babies don't stop at Luna! Today on Lunar New Years, we take a look at some of the best rare moon-inspired baby names for boys and girls, from Aruna to Esmeray to Caliban.
Last Names for Boys: Cool and Fresh Choices
Sat Jan 21 2023

Last Names for Boys: Cool and Fresh Choices

If you love names like Mason, Hunter and Brooks but are looking for something less popular, we've got you covered. Surname names for boys are an ever-growing trend, but there are still plenty of underused options, whether you like occupational names, rockstar heroes, or a last name with a cute nickname.
Aquarius Baby Names Hold Water
Fri Jan 20 2023

Aquarius Baby Names Hold Water

Aquarius names connect to air and water, intelligence and individualism, and notable Aquarians from history. Consult our guide to Aquarius baby names if you're expecting a little water bearer of your own!
How Bad Are These Names?
Thu Jan 19 2023

How Bad Are These Names?

Some names are so attached to infamous bearers from history, religion and fiction, that they're unthinkable on a child... or are they? Culture changes, and names that were once unacceptable can become possible or even popular. We shine the spotlight on the most notorious names, to see where they are now.
Hipster Baby Names Are So Uncool, They’re Cool
Tue Jan 17 2023

Hipster Baby Names Are So Uncool, They’re Cool

Hipster baby names are unusual, trend-defying choices that get style points for just how quirky or out of style they are. In 2023, we're ushering in a new generation of names that qualify.
Names Honor Martin Luther King Jr
Mon Jan 16 2023

Names Honor Martin Luther King Jr

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we look at some of the most important names in the inspiring civil rights hero’s public and private life.
These Trendy Names Are More Traditional Than You Think!
Sun Jan 15 2023

These Trendy Names Are More Traditional Than You Think!

You wouldn't have guessed that these trendy names with contemporary sounds have been around for centuries (in some cases, millennia).
French Names We Need To Borrow Now
Sat Jan 14 2023

French Names We Need To Borrow Now

French baby names are full of inspiration, whether you need a name that works across cultures or just want something with a fresh, elegant sound. Discover the hottest names in France right now, plus rare gems you may want to add to your list.
Celebrity Dog Names
Fri Jan 13 2023

Celebrity Dog Names

Celebrity dog names are just as weird — maybe even weirder — than celebrity baby names. Find out who calls their pooch Boujee and which celebrity pup goes by Porky Basquiat in this round-up of the wildest, wackiest celebrity dog names.
Unique Middle Names You Didn't Even Know Were Names
Thu Jan 12 2023

Unique Middle Names You Didn't Even Know Were Names

Middle names are a safe space to have fun and let your imagination soar. Take a look at some of the quirky and unique middle names used by celebrities and non-famous parents alike. We bet you didn't even know some of them could be names!
How I Named My Baby: Georgie Rose
Wed Jan 11 2023

How I Named My Baby: Georgie Rose

Alison and Zach searched popularity charts from around the world to find the perfect playful and punchy name for their daughter. They called her Georgie Rose, a name imbued with extra significance for its connection to the art world and Alison's childhood.
Pregnancy Guide: Weeks 1 to 4
Wed Jan 11 2023

Pregnancy Guide: Weeks 1 to 4

Pregnancy weeks 1 through 4 mark a time before you're aware that you're expecting but that are critical for your baby's development.
Pregnancy Guide: The Fourth Trimester
Wed Jan 11 2023

Pregnancy Guide: The Fourth Trimester

The fourth trimester refers to a baby’s first few months of life, when parents and child are developing rapidly and adjusting to your new life. Find out all you need to know here!
Pregnancy Guide: Weeks 17 to 20
Wed Jan 11 2023

Pregnancy Guide: Weeks 17 to 20

In weeks 17 to 20 of your pregnancy, you may have your first sonogram and be able to find out the gender of your baby if you choose.
Pregnancy Guide: Weeks 33 to 36
Wed Jan 11 2023

Pregnancy Guide: Weeks 33 to 36

In weeks 33 to 36 of pregnancy, you can count the weeks until your due date on the fingers of one hand, but your To Do list just gets longer and longer…