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  • Valentine's Day Baby Names

    Names that work for a Valentine's Day baby are those with a theme and a meaning of love. Names that mean love have a wonderful feel for babies born any time of the year, but of course seem especially appropriate for a baby born on or near February 14. Along with love, we include here names that mean beloved, heart, and desire, as well as the names of mythical lovers. If you're naming a Valentine's Day baby, consider one of these names connected with love and romance.

  • Vampire Baby Names

    Vampire baby names from the world of books, television, and movies are hot right now. Whether you're a vampire fan or just looking to have some fun, here are some vampire baby names you might find inspirational.

  • Variations of John

    For centuries the most popular of all boy baby names, borne by saints, kings, and countless other illustrious notables, John is still in the Top 20. For a new spin on one of the longest-running favorite baby names, try one of John's international variations.

  • Variations of Joseph

    Grandpa Joe's namesakes can take many forms, as the baby names here demonstrate.

  • Variations of Katherine

    Katherine is one of the most classic names in Western culture. Its variations and nicknames are legion. Here is a collection of choices.

  • Variations of Michael

    Michael is one of the most popular baby names of the past century. To honor a dad or grandpa named Michael, or find a fresh way to spin the old favorite, consider these international baby names that are variations on the original.

  • Variations of Paul

    Paul is one of those classic baby names that's neither in style nor thoroughly out. Paul's many international versions all start with P.

  • Variations of Peter

    Peter is one of the classic if not fashionable baby names that may be more appealing in one of its international variations.

  • Vibrant Spring Baby Names

    By Sophie Kihm

    Springtime baby names relate to the blooming of the season, including flower names as well as names that mean green and names that mean new.

    Along with Lily and Poppy, spring baby names in the US Top 1000 include month name April , tree name Willow, and green-meaning name Chloe. Unique names for a spring baby range from flower names Daffodil and Hyacinth to Neo, which means new, and Primavera, which means spring.

    For your springtime baby, or just to represent the season's lively qualities, consider these baby names that relate to spring.

  • Victorian Royal Baby Names

    Queen Victoria named six of nine children after either herself or her husband Prince Albert, making the royal baby names from the 19th and early 20th centuries a cozy bunch. The full list of royal names from the Victorian era includes:

  • Video Game Names for Boys

    Movie- and TV-character names may seem both inspired and inspirational to parents at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but what of the next generation of parents-to-be, those raised not on movies and television but on video games? Their idea of a cool name is sure to be way wilder than that of parents today. Some of these video game character names, such as Duke and Jax, are more name-worthy than others—can you imagine a baby boy named Kazooie?

    Along with Duke and Jax, other video game names for boys in the US Top 1000 include Dante, Fox, Kane, Maximo, Niko, Phoenix, Raiden, and Trevor. Other names from video games worthy of using on your child include Alistair, Ezio, Ridley, and Wolf.

    These names from popular video games will give you an idea of the kind of choices that could inspire the names of your grandchildren. Naming a daughter? Check out our list of video game names for girls.

  • Video Game Names for Girls

    Movie- and TV-character names may seem both inspired and inspirational to parents at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but what of the next generation of parents-to-be, those raised not on movies and television but on video games? Their idea of a cool name is sure to be way wilder than that of parents today. Some of these video game character names, such as Chloe and Mercy, are more name-worthy than others—can you imagine a baby girl named Bloodrayne?

    Along with Chloe and Mercy, other video game names for girls in the US Top 1000 include Alma, Athena, Daisy, Jade, Kairi, Lara, Regina, and Zelda. Many video game names are Japanese in origin, such as Kasumi, Maki, Rikku, and Sakura.

    These names from popular video games will give you an idea of the kind of choices that could inspire the names of your grandchildren. Naming a son? Check out our list of video game names for boys.

  • Vintage Baby Names

    Vintage baby names are among the most fashionable today, for girls as well as boys. Along with vintage names such as Emma and Noah leading the list, the US Top 100 includes such vintage names for girls as Alice, Grace, and Penelope, and vintage boy names Henry, Julian, and Wyatt. Unique vintage names gaining visibility include such new old choices as Ophelia and Posey for girls, Cassian and Linus for boys. Choosing a vintage name can give you the best of all worlds, drawing on classic inspiration with modern style. Vintage baby names are found on the popularity lists of a hundred years ago, and also inspired by literary, biblical and royal sources. Here, our master list of the vintage baby names most stylish today.

  • Vintage Names for Boys

    Vintage boy names are in style now, combining the gravitas of a name with traditional roots with the freshness of one that hasn't been heard for decades. While not all vintage boy names make the fashion grade – sorry, Herbert and Melvin – new choices such as George and Theodore are being added to the roster all the time.

    Along with George and Theodore, other vintage names for boys in the US Top 200 include Abel, Asher, Bennett, Elias, Finn, Henry, Jasper, and Xavier. Rarer vintage names for baby boys on the rise include Linus, Cassian, Ned, and Aurelius.

    If you're in search of vintage baby names for your son, our master list of stylish vintage boy names is here.

  • Vintage Nicknames for Boys

    Vintage nicknames that were once widely used for boys and might be revived by modern parents include those on the following list. Some of these vintage nicknames for boys are still heard occasionally: Augie or Cy, for instance. Other vintage nicknames are so antiquated they are not heard at all, such as Con and Fate. And then there are those nicknames you might not want to use for a modern boy: We can't see Ham going over so well on the playground. But if you're tired of the same old Jacks and Sams, you might want to consider these vintage boy nicknames.

  • Vintage Nicknames for Boys

    There's a group of nicknames for boys that were used in distant past and might be worth a fresh look. Some of these vintage nicknames for boys are still heard occasionally: Augie or Cy, for instance. Other vintage nicknames are so antiquated they are not heard at all, such as Con and Fate. And then there are those nicknames you might not want to use for a modern boy: We can't see Ham going over so well on the playground. But if you're tired of the same old Jacks and Sams, you might want to consider these vintage boy nicknames. You may also want to consult the larger list of Nicknames for Boys.

  • Vintage Nicknames for Girls

    There's a group of vintage nicknames for girls that were used in the distant past and are all but forgotten now. The following might be worth a fresh look. Check our larger Nicknames for Girls list for more choices. And if it's adorable you're after, check out this list of cute baby names, which includes lots of nickname-names.

  • Virgo Baby Names

    By Sophie Kihm

    Virgo baby names might reference its virginal meaning, with names connected to purity or notable virgins. Names for Virgo babies could also include Wednesday, the sign’s associated day of the week, or Rosemary and Valerian, two of Virgo’s flowers.

    Along with Cora and George, popular Virgo baby names ranking among the US Top 1000 include Maisie, Dustin, Ada and Adam. Unique Virgo baby names worth considering include Calypso, Flora, Palmer, and Truman.

    Famous Virgos include Idris Elba, Ingrid Bergman, and Pippa Middleton, all of whom would make namesakes for a baby Virgo. Virgo baby names might also include names that mean earth, given that Virgo is one of the earth signs of the zodiac.

    Consider the following options if you are expecting a Virgo baby born between August 23 and September 23.

  • Virtue Names

    Virtue names, favored by the Puritans, represent qualities we should embody or at least aspire to. They are word names that often speak to a parent’s values that they hope to pass on to their children. While some of the Puritanical virtue names such as Obedience and Modesty might be a bit too outdated for a 21st century child, there are plenty of modern virtue names that would feel right at home on today’s playgrounds. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if names like Reverie and Zen or Loyal and True become downright mainstream in the coming years.