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  • C or K -- Your Choice

    The C and K spellings have become interchangeable for many baby names. Here, a selection of boy names that work with either spelling.

  • Celebrity Baby Names

    Celebrity baby names have a reputation for being outrageous and trend-setting. Here are some notable recent examples. See Fameberry for a complete list of celebrity baby names, organized by letter and date, or check out the further lists here of classic celebrity baby names, nature celebrity baby names, and crazy celebrity baby names.

  • Celebrity Baby Word Names

    Gwyneth Paltrow's Apple may still be the most famous case, but these days she's far from the only celebrity child with a word name. Today, there are enough celebrity baby names that are also words that we can fill a whole long list with them. In their ever-widening search for new and unique names, celebrities are turning to words that relate to nature, spirituality, animals, places, weather, colors, even numbers. Bonus: many of these, by virtue of being new and unconventional, count as truly unisex baby names. Here, word names that have been used in recent years for celebrity babies.

  • Celebrity Surnames as Firsts

    Inspired by a fascinating discussion thread started by our own creative berries, here are some celebrity surnames that work well as first names. Because surnames lie outside historical gender identifications, this is another fresh source of unisex baby names.

  • Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names

    Many of the hottest baby names today are inspired by celebrities. These are not celebrity baby names but the names of celebrities that have been widely adopted as names for babies. Here are the star-inspired names that are rising through the ranks.

  • Celestial Baby Names

    Celestial baby names include those of planets and their satellites, constellations and single stars. That adds up to a whole galaxy of celestial baby names to choose from. For even more ideas, read our blog on celestial names.

  • Christian Baby Names

    Names that have significance in Christian religions are different from what are commonly known as Christian names, a term that means simply first names. This list focuses on baby names that relate to all forms of Christianity. Many Christian baby names come from the Bible, particularly the New Testament stories related to Jesus Christ. Other names with meaning in Christian religions relate to saints or figures central to Christianity such as Martin Luther. Baby names that might be considered Christian in the religious sense follow.

  • Christmas Baby Names

    Names for a baby born at Christmastime can be especially festive and creative, drawing from all aspects of the holiday season. For more ideas, see the Christmas Baby Names blog.

  • Christmas Baby Names

    Expecting a Christmas baby, or just want a name that connotes the magical season? Here, our collection of Christmas baby names. See our blog for even more Christmas baby names.

  • Classic Baby Names

    What are the most classic baby names for girls and boys? While there are hundreds of classic baby names from the Bible, ancient cultures, and other traditional sources in common use today, these are our picks for the most, um, classic classic baby names.

  • Classic Baby Names for Boys

    Classic baby names for boys, those that have been well used in the English-speaking world over time, are an elite group. While many Biblical baby names certainly qualify, we've grouped most of those on their own list. Here are the classic boy baby names that remain.

  • Classic Baby Names for Girls

    Classic baby names for girls, those that have been well used in the English-speaking world over time, are an elite group. While many Biblical names certainly qualify, we've grouped most of those on their own list. Here are the classic girl baby names that remain.

  • Classic Baby Names with a Twist

    What if you love classic baby names but want something more original? Or if you're looking to honor a relative but want to spin their classic name a bit differently? Without getting into too-crazy spelling variations or too-easy international forms, here some twists on classic baby names.

  • Classic Celebrity Baby Names

    We love to make lists of outlandish celebrity baby names, from Apple to Pilot Inspektor. But how about the countless celebrities who stick to the classic baby names? We're not just talking about Will and Kate, either. These classic baby names have appeared in first place on high profile birth announcements in the last few years,, surprising and delighting us with their traditional take on naming a 21st century celebrity kid.

  • Classic Girl Names That Aren't Boring

    If your tastes run toward classic baby girl names but you want a name that sounds interesting and distinctive, consider these girl names that are traditional but not boring.

  • Classic Rock Baby Names

    These are a selection of baby names that rock and roll from songs of the classic rock era.

  • College Baby Names

    When you're on the prowl for the perfect name, anything can be an inspiration. Colleges around the country provide an endless possibilities for noteworthy baby names. Check out this list of baby names, each derived from the name of a college or university:

  • Colonial Craftsmen Names

    Opening the door to America's colonial past reveals some very aniquated names that were worn by early craftsmen.

  • Colonial Names for Boys

    Many of the baby names that were widely used during colonial times have fallen out of favor for long enough now to sound fresh and even cool again. If you like historic baby names but want to move beyond the Victorian and biblical choices we've heard so much of in recent years, consider these names culled from Revolutionary War rolls and eighteenth-century town histories. The only caveat: The choices are much wider and more appealing for boys than for girls.

  • Colonial Names for Girls

    Many colonial names have fallen out of favor for long enough now to sound fresh and even cool again. If you like historic baby names but want to move beyond the Victorian and biblical baby names we've heard so much of in recent years, consider these names culled from Revolutionary War rolls and eighteenth-century town histories. The only caveat: The choices are much wider and more appealing for boys than for girls.

  • Color Names for Babies

    Using color names for babies started with Amber, then Rose drove the point home. While many of the original color names were female, today there are mostly-male color names as well as unisex baby names derived from colors. Today's name hues range from the obvious -- Violet and Scarlett -- to the most exotic, from Azure to Zinc. The full spectrum of color names for babies:

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With F

    F is one of those sleeper initials that's fashionable precisely because it's so unfashionable. Some of the coolest F baby names:

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With I

    All vowel names are cool right now, but I-starting names may be the coolest baby names around. There are so many cool baby names that start with I that a parent in search of a name with that initial should have an easy time finding one to love.

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With L

    Baby names that start with L are intrinsically lovely, luscious, lilting -- and among the most stylish of our era. Here, a list of some of the most intriguing L-starting baby names.

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With P

    P, as in Peter, Paul, and....uh.... Patty, was a ubiquitous first initial at the middle of the last century. It's been keeping a low profile for a while now, but there are a lot of cool baby names that start with P. Here, our picks.

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With Q

    Baby names that start with Q can't fail to be cool -- or should we say qool? Here, a selection of cool baby names that start with that intriguing letter.

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With U

    U may be the most underused first initial of the baby naming alphabet. But yes, there are some cool baby names that start with U. Namely:

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With Z

    Z may be the zippiest, zestiest first initial for baby names around. Here, the wide selection of cool baby names that begin with Z.

  • Cool Bible Baby Names

    Cool Bible Baby Names are those that move beyond the biblical baby names that have been popular for several decades now. Such previously off-limits Bible names as Moses and Noah are now completely baby-worthy and ever-more-obscure baby names from the Bible are being revived all the time. For more popular Bible names, check the Biblical Baby Names: Most Popular list. Here are the top cool baby names from the Bible.

  • Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures

    Cool boy names are the order of the day, yet why invent a unique name when there are so many ancient names -- from Rome and Byzantium, from Olde England and Germany -- that deserve to be unearthed in the interest of cool? Here's a selection of worthy ancient choices, from a range of eras and places, that make cool unique baby names for boys.

  • Cool Boy Names From Around the World

    Cool boy names from Italy and Ireland, Scandinavia to the Middle East and beyond include a wide variety of choices. You may want to choose a boys' name that reflects your family's ethnic heritage or represents a culture you love. Or you may simply be looking for unique boys' names and want to consider international names as one source. Here, a selection of cool boy names from around the world.

  • Cool Classic Boys’ Names — 100+ below the Top 1000

    These classic boys’ names include choices from ancient cultures and the Bible, names sailing out of style along with those heading in. How can a name be cool and classic at the same time? It's deeply rooted in history, but it's also unusual, and these boys' names qualify on both counts. If you're looking for cool classic names for a baby boy, check out these 100+ options.

  • Cool Classic Girls’ Names — 100+ below the Top 1000

    Classic baby names are not always popular names. These classic classic girls' names are also unusual, hiding below the Top 1000. For a name to be cool and classic, it has to be both out-of-the-ordinary and used over centuries, and the 100+ girls' names here qualify on both counts. If you'd like to give your baby girl a name with deep roots that also stands out from the crowd, one of these classic-but-distinctive names for girls could be the right choice for you.

  • Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures

    There are so many ancient names for girls -- from Rome and Byzantium, from Olde England and Germany -- that deserve to be unearthed in the interest of cool. Here's a selection of worthy ancient names, from a range of eras and places, that make unique baby names for girls.

  • Cool Girl Names From Around the World

    Cool names for girls from a range of cultures and countries are ripe for the picking no matter where you live. As the world becomes a smaller place, baby names become more international. And if you're looking for a cool unusual name for your baby girl, choosing one from another country can be a way to combine tradition with innovation. Consider these cool girl names from around the world.

  • Cool Guy Names

    Many of us name babies based on who we want them to grow up to be, and all of these names nudge your son toward cool guy status. These are the names of the guys who are good-looking but not pretty, tough but also tender, bad boys but in the best possible way. If this is your prime criteria for a name, forget name style (though many of these are stylish) and focus on names that convey the cool guy image.

  • Cool Midcentury Baby Names

    Cool baby names from the middle of the 20th century are coming into style on the heels of midcentury houses and furniture. True, some baby names popular from the 1940s through the 60s may feel like dowdy, overplayed Baby Boomer names just heading into retirement and not due back in style for another generation or two. But some cool guy and girl midcentury names, with their sleek lines and no-nonsense feel, are starting to feel fresh again to the adventurous baby namer.

  • Cool Middle Names

    Hello, cool middle names, and bye-bye to the bland connectives of generations past, the ubiquitous Ann that almost sounded like and, because the middle name has now taken on a much more active part in the naming process. It's a place to honor the family, be creative or whimsical, use a name you're not quite brave enough to try as a first. Here, some cool middle names, mostly for girls but a handful for boys.

  • Cool Vintage Baby Names

    Vintage baby names are very cool these days....and cool vintage names are very Nameberry. So does that mean that all vintage baby names are cool? Not exactly. Here are some of the coolest -- at least by popular agreement -- right now.

  • Cool, Unique Unisex Names

    Unisex baby names are both popular and stylish, true, but there are also hundreds of names that work equally well for boys and girls that are also cool and unusual. Here, some of our favorite cool, unique unisex baby names.

  • Coolator for Boys' Names

    Cool boys' names can sometimes be made from less-than-cool ones. With a bit of ingenuity you can ramp up a name you like to a similar one that's cooler, or tone it down if you want to go in a quieter direction. Here are some examples:

  • Coolator for Girls' Names

    Cool girls' names can sometimes be made from less-than-cool ones. Sometimes, all you have to do is add an a to the end to bump them up several coolness levels: Natalie to Natalia, Susan to Susanna -- you get the picture. The point is that with a bit of ingenuity you can ramp up a name you like to a similar one that's cooler, or tone it down if you want to go in a quieter direction. Here are some examples:

  • Coolest Baby Names That Aren't Really Names

    The coolest baby names sometimes aren't names at all, as the mostly unisex baby names on this list attest. There are an uncountable number of words turned cool baby names, beyond the scope of any one source. The only limits are your reference books, your imagination, and your taste. Here are some of the coolest and most evocative of the group.

  • Cornish Baby Names

    Cornish baby names -- names with Celtic roots connected to the gorgeous southwest corner of England -- are an evocative group. Some Cornish baby names you might want to consider for your child include:

  • Country Music Baby Names

    The new crop of Country Music Baby Names aren't quite as down-home as they used to be. They've shaken off the hayseed image and would be equally at home in New Jersey as Nashville. The names of country music stars inspiring parents as baby names today include:

  • Cowboy Baby Names

    Looking for a name that says cowboy boots and stirrups? Check out this list of cowboy baby names, many of them inspired by Westerns of the last century.

  • Crazy Celebrity Baby Names

    Crazy celebrity baby nameshave been around for a long time, since the Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa era. But now there's a whole new generation of crazy celebrity baby names. These are some of the most outrageous but celebrity parents are coming up with new crazy names for their children every day.

  • Crazy Nicknames for Boys

    What crazy nicknames have been given to boys over the years? We think these are some of the most unusual.

  • Crazy Nicknames for Girls

    Looking for the wackiest nicknames used for girls? Here are some we think qualify.

  • Creative Baby Names

    Creative baby names can be drawn from the worlds of art, music, design, or literature. Creative baby names for boys and girls include the following.

  • Creative Baby Names: Inspired by Artists

    Creative baby names can be found by looking at the names of artists (and architects and designers). These baby names capture the artists' creative spirit, give your child an international role model, and are cool all at the same time. The following list encompasses both first (JASPER Johns) and last (Alexander CALDER) names, which have been drawn from all over the aesthetic map.

  • Creative Names for Cats

    Cat names are less likely to cross over with baby names than dog names are, but there are still plenty of popular names for cats that are also found on the lists of names for babies. If you're looking for a name for your new kitten, consult this list of creative cat names.

  • Cute Baby Names

    Cute baby names might be on board for your doll, your pet, your bump, or maybe even your baby. What makes a name cute? Nickname-names often qualify as cute, as do names that end in o or the ee sound. The biggest concern: That your adorable baby will outgrow his or her cute name. But cute baby names often come complete with buttoned-up formal versions. Or...you can just embrace the cute! Here are some prime examples of cute baby names that are in style today. For more information and many more names, check out our complete guide to cute names for boys and girls.

  • Cute Baby Names for Boys

    Cute baby names mix up the informal and the unexpected. They're names sometimes found on pets and comic strip characters, but most of them would wear well on a real boy, too. Formal name options can make these even more wearable for the long haul. For more information and many more names, check out our complete guide to cute names for boys and girls.

  • Cute Baby Names for Girls

    Babies are darling, so no wonder some parents opt for the cutest of cute baby names when it comes to naming their daughters. Some of these cute names do wear well, even into adulthood. Other cute baby names might be better as nicknames for formal names - or reserved for kittens and doll babies. For more information and many more names, check out our complete guide to cute baby names.