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  • Cancer Baby Names

    Names for Cancer babies start with the Moon, the ruling celestial body for anyone born under the sign of the crab. Any summer-related names would be fitting for a Cancer baby, as the Sun is in Cancer during June and July. Names that mean water may also be right for a Cancer baby, as Cancer is one of the water signs of the zodiac. Names for a Cancer baby could also include those related to the number four, since Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. Famous Cancers like Frida Kahlo and Princess Diana make for suitable baby Cancer namesakes. For a baby born under the Cancer sign, these names are worth a thought.

  • Capricorn Baby Names

    Names for Capricorn babies may be inspired by Capricorn’s status as an Earth sign of the zodiac and so might include names that mean earth. Capricorn’s astrological symbol is the goat, so related names like Giles and Capella would work well as Capricorn baby names. Also included are names related to Capricorn’s properties, such as its color, silver, and flower, Snowdrop. If your baby is going to be born under the Capricorn sign of the zodiac, any of these names would be very fitting for your little goat.

  • Celebrity Baby Names

    Celebrity baby names have a reputation for being outrageous and trend-setting. Be that as it may, names of celebrity babies fall all along the spectrum of usable to unusual. This list features names like Ella and Jude, Stormi and Sir, and everything in between. Here are some notable recent examples of celebrity baby names. 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 Nature Names

    Celebrities are trendsetters in the baby name world, and nowhere has it become more apparent than when it comes to nature names. Current stylish nature names like Hazel, River, and Violet took off after being given to celebrity babies. This list of celebrity nature baby names contains nature names that were used as firsts or middles for starbabies. For more, check out our list of celebrity baby names and unique celebrity baby middle namess.

  • 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. Some, like Winslet and Jolie, inherently linked to the celebrity whose surname it is. Others, such as Conrad, Jordan, and Murray, don’t immediately call a celebrity to mind because of the surname’s commonness as a first name or last name. 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. Names like Mila, Audrina, and Khloe all owe their success to their famous bearers. Names inspired by celebrities can be taken from stars past or present. 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.

  • Charming Easter Baby Names

    Expecting an Easter baby? These baby names refer to the springtime holiday, including international names for Easter, biblical personages connected with the holiday, or Easter's symbolism of rebirth. Names associated with the animals of Easter, such as rabbits, lambs, and butterflies, are also appropriate as Easter baby names. Likewise, names connected to Easter's natural elements of lilies, birch, and willow make wonderful options for babies born in the Easter season. Consider these names if you're looking for an Easter-inspired baby name.

  • Chihuahua Names

    Chihuahuas are tiny dogs you can carry around in your hands, and so names that mean small or delicate would make good names for a Chihuahua. Themselves named for a Mexican state and a national symbol of Mexico, Chihuahua names might also be Mexican names, with either Spanish or Nahuatl origins. You might also play with your Chihuahua's small size by giving your dog a name that means big. Here, some ideas of good names for Chihuahuas.

  • Christian Baby Names

    The Christian baby names on this list are names that have significance in Christian religions, rather than Christian names as a synomym for first names. 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 Names for Pets

    Pets adopted at Christmas or given as holiday gifts might get classic Christmas names. Festive and creative, Christmas names draw from all aspects of the holiday season. For more ideas, see our master list of 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 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 Boy Names

    Classic baby names for boys, those that have been well used in the English-speaking world over time, are an elite group. Classic boy names may come from the Bible, be traditional saints' names or royal names, or be names with roots in ancient languages. Most classic boy names have ranked among the US Top 100 for more than a century and have been widely used for hundreds of years. The boy names that rank as classics today include the following.

  • 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

    Classic girl names, those that have been well used in the English-speaking world over time, are an elite group. Many Biblical names for girls qualify, as do names rooted in ancient cultures such as Diana and Alexandra, and girls' names used for centuries in English-speaking cultures. Classic girl names are those that have stood the test of time. They may move in and out of fashion, to some extent, but they are never forgotten. If you choose one of these classic names for your baby girl, you can be assured you've given her a name backed by solid tradition and widespread acceptance. While many of these names are widely-used, some classic girl names are more unusual. For even more girls' names rooted in history, browse our lists of Bible Names for Girls, Mythology Names for Girls, and Unique Classic Girls' Names.

    Classic Girl Names

  • 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 cool baby names starting with F include those here.

  • Cool Baby Names That Start With I

    All vowel names are cool right now, but I-starting names may be the coolest 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 cool 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 Boys’ Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual

    Cool boys’ names can have deep roots or be modern inventions but work best when they relate to other stylish names while remaining relatively undiscovered. To make this list, these cool names for boys had to be used for 25 or fewer baby boys, guaranteeing they are considered unique baby names across the US. This list of cool boys’ names features some of our favorite possibilities. For more, take a look at our collections of boys’ names and unusual names.

  • Cool Classic Boy Names — 100+ below the Top 1000

    These classic boy 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. Our list of uncommon classic boys’ names includes such treasures as Amias, Rockwell, and Edmund. If you're looking for cool classic names for a baby boy, check out these 100+ options.

  • Cool Classic Girl Names — 100+ below the Top 1000

    Classic baby names are not always popular names. These classic classic girl 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. Our list of uncommon classic girls’ names includes gems like Echo, Delphine, and Sybil. 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 Cowboy Baby Names

    Looking for cool baby names that say cowboy boots and stirrups? Check out this list of cowboy baby names, many of them inspired by Westerns of the last century. Cowboy names are cool these days for baby boys, whether they really ride the Western range or roam the plains of Brooklyn. The appeal: Cowboy names are decidedly masculine without being formal or traditional. And the Western American image is as appealing in Milan as it is in Montana.

  • Cool Cowgirl Names

    Cowgirl names for baby girls, Western names with a bronco-busting outdoorsy feel, are pretty much always in style. Cowgirl names might be vintage or newly-minted, they might be conventionally feminine or gender neutral. Some of these country girl names are inspired by famous cowgirls and pioneer women, Western places or nature, while others simply have a cowgirl feel. Western names for girls that might for your little cowgirl include the following.

  • 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.

  • 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 cool 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 names that are perfect for middle place, mostly for girls but a handful for boys. Or explore beyond cool with our master list of more than 900 middle names of all kinds.

  • Cool Names with a Strong O

    Baby names that begin or end with the letter O have long been particularly cool, especially (though there are a few feminine selections) for boys. The options for cool names starting or ending with O range far beyond those offered here, of course, especially considering the entire world of Latinate baby names out there, but this group should give you a pretty good start.

  • 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 names? Not exactly. Here are some of the coolest -- at least by popular agreement -- right now.

  • Cool Winter Baby Names

    Winter baby names for the child born when the snow is falling and the weather is chill populate this list. Some of these winter names, like Neve, Frost, and Snow itself, refer to the season's weather. Other winter names are what are called day names, connecting with the months and holidays of winter and including Christmas baby names as well as those that relate to Kwanzaa, New Year's, and President's Day. We have Solstice and Hanukkah names meaning light and Valentine's Day names meaning love. Then there are the mythical winter names, baby names related to nature in winter along with names that mean white. But winter isn't cold in some parts of the world, so we also include Maori, Aboriginal, Xhosa, and other warm weather winter names. Along with Winter itself, you might consider these winter baby names for girls and boys.

  • Cool, Unique Unisex Names

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

  • Coolated 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:

  • Coolated 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:

  • Country Rustic Baby Names

    Rustic names with that down-home country feeling can be drawn from nature names, Western names, earthy names -- many different sources. Names we'd call country or rustic include both classic and unique baby names, from Levi to Leaf, Hazel to Huck. Think golden afternoons, winding country roads, worn fences and simple pleasures. If your preference is for plain-feeling, rustic names, browse this list of country names with a rustic feel.

  • 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. It might seem like there’s a new wacky celebrity birth announcement every other week, but in reality, most stars are giving their children (somewhat) mainstream names. That being said, some celebrities go big, choosing names that have rarely been heard as names before. 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 Cat Names

    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.