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Waldorf Names: Whimsical and Wonderful
Sat Jul 02 2022

Waldorf Names: Whimsical and Wonderful

On the roster for Waldorf schools, you'll find children's names ticking many of the hottest trend boxes: names from nature and seasons, history and books, and classics hiding in plain sight. Discover the best names with this aesthetic — often ahead of the curve, sometimes way outside it.
45 Rare Gender-Neutral Names Heating Up
Thu Jun 30 2022

45 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.
How I Named My Baby: Penny Mae
Wed Jun 29 2022

How I Named My Baby: Penny Mae

Single Mom by Choice Laurie Baker welcomed her daughter Penny Mae in March. While Penny's name was Laurie's decision alone, she enlisted opinions and advice from friends and family — and ultimately gleaned inspiration from them as well.
Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Mon Jun 27 2022

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

These unique boy names are largely unknown, but totally usable. Test your name knowledge with our A-Z of super rare boy names from all over the world.
The Most Popular Names of 2022, So Far
Sat Jun 25 2022

The Most Popular Names of 2022, So Far

Want to know which names parents are looking at right now? Our mid-year round up reveals what's hot this year.
The Craziest Baby Names in America
Thu Jun 23 2022

The Craziest Baby Names in America

What were the craziest baby names of 2021? Last year saw names such as Demon, Rooster, and Tsunami make the charts for baby girls and boys. Discover 100+ weird names that were really used for babies in 2021.
Summer Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide
Tue Jun 21 2022

Summer Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide

Summer baby names call to mind long, lazy summer days spent soaking up nature in all its glory. Here, our ultimate guide to all things summer names: from the most popular to the most unique summer names for girls and boys.
Dad Names: The Next Generation
Sat Jun 18 2022

Dad Names: The Next Generation

Today's Dad Names were the coolest boy names of the 1980s and 1990s (and no doubt are now the coolest dads!). How many of these did you go to school with?
Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Fri Jun 17 2022

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.
How I Named My Baby: Rozella Jayne
Wed Jun 15 2022

How I Named My Baby: Rozella Jayne

Author Georgia Clark and her wife, business advisor Lindsay Ratowsky had the perfect name nailed down before their daughter was even a possibility. Rozella Jayne is a magical combination of family and cultural significance via both of her moms. We talk to Georgia about Rozella's name story and character names in her new novel, Island Time.
Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming
Mon Jun 13 2022

Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming

Flower names for boys are a fresh take on nature names, far rarer and more unexpected than their female counterparts. Discover some of our favorite floral boy names here.
Buddhist Names for a Peaceful Child
Sun Jun 12 2022

Buddhist Names for a Peaceful Child

Enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism, from new favorites like Bodhi to rarities like Moksha and Om.
Unique Boy Names A to Z
Sat Jun 11 2022

Unique Boy Names A to Z

A selection of our favorite boy names that have roots and history, but are unique (or at least rare!) on kids today.
Transforming Top to Uncommon Boy Names
Fri Jun 10 2022

Transforming Top to Uncommon Boy Names

If you like popular boy names but not, well, their popularity, consider one of the uncommon boy names that can be used as a substitute.
Last Names for Girls
Wed Jun 08 2022

Last Names for Girls

The next generation of surname names for girls — goodbye Madison, Riley, and Kennedy, hello Madigan, Ripley, and Kensington!
Pride Icon Names Celebrate Diversity
Mon Jun 06 2022

Pride Icon Names Celebrate Diversity

In honor of Pride Month 2022, we've rounded up some of the greatest Pride icon names and the inspiring people and stories behind them.
Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic
Sun Jun 05 2022

Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic

Searching for alternatives to the classic girl name Rose? We've got a wealth of fresh options for you, ripe for the picking!
I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular
Sat Jun 04 2022

I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular

Many parents worry that our favorite name is about to be the Next Big Thing. That's exactly what happened to Kathleen Donohoe and her husband, who named their son Liam shortly before it shot to the top of the charts. Find out why they have no regrets, and how Liam's name fits perfectly into the story of their family.
Names Invented by Celebrities
Fri Jun 03 2022

Names Invented by Celebrities

When celebrities really want their child's name to stand out, they create one themselves. We round up 15 names invented by celebrities — some more successful than others.
Spring Babyberry Names Are Fresh and Fun
Fri Jun 03 2022

Spring Babyberry Names Are Fresh and Fun

These are the newest additions to the Nameberry community, announced on our forums in April and May. And just like their season of birth, these babies’ creative names are brimming with freshness, fun and life.
Ann Alternatives: Updating a Classic
Thu Jun 02 2022

Ann Alternatives: Updating a Classic

Looking for alternatives to Ann or fresh routes to Annie? We take a look all of her variations, from elaborations to combination names to international imports.
Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide
Wed Jun 01 2022

Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide

Flower names for girls never go out of style! Here are our picks for the brightest and best floral names for girls right now.
The Best of the Rarest Baby Names
Wed Jun 01 2022

The Best of the Rarest Baby Names

What are the best, the most usable choices among the names that have never been used in the US? We have 100 of the rarest baby names waiting to be discovered.
June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!
Wed Jun 01 2022

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.
How I Named My Baby: Yani Rose
Wed Jun 01 2022

How I Named My Baby: Yani Rose

Desiree and Eduardo put a modern spin on their mothers' names for their daughter's name, Yani Rose. It's a perfect blend of her Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage — carrying on the stories of her ancestors.