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Baby Name Trends

What baby names are coming into style and what name trends do we predict for the months and years ahead? Baby name trends and predictions are Nameberry's specialty, and here's where you'll find all our news on the subject. For more research on name trends and data on name popularity, visit our Unique Names page or browse Nameberry's up-to-the-minute lists of popular girl names and popular boy names.

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.
Spanish Names Trending in the US
Mon May 23 2022

Spanish Names Trending in the US

Spanish is the second language of the USA, and beautiful Spanish baby names feature prominently on the US charts. We look at the hottest Spanish names and trends in the US right now.
Top Baby Names 2021: The Playground Analysis
Mon May 16 2022

Top Baby Names 2021: The Playground Analysis

The Playground Analysis groups popular names according to their sound and then ranks the groups instead of the individual spellings. By listing all variant spellings together, we can reveal the top names you're *really* most likely to hear on American playgrounds.
Pop Culture Influences Rising Baby Names
Tue May 10 2022

Pop Culture Influences Rising Baby Names

In a year where we consumed more media than ever before, pop-culture inspired names ruled for baby girls and boys.
Mom Names That Might Surprise You
Sun May 08 2022

Mom Names That Might Surprise You

Today's Mom Names are yesterday's Cool Girl Names.
Best New Baby Names in the Top 1000
Sat May 07 2022

Best New Baby Names in the Top 1000

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most promising new names in this year’s Top 1000, plus a full list of new Top 1000 names to watch!
Ancient Roman Names For Modern Babies
Sat Apr 30 2022

Ancient Roman Names For Modern Babies

Find out how the Romans really named their children — and which names from ancient Rome are making a comeback today.
100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children
Sat Apr 30 2022

100 Best Sci-Fi Names for Children

Can science fiction names work in this world too? You bet. Many of our favorite characters have wonderful names, whether classic or modern, that have inspired parents and even kicked off trends. Here are our top 100 sci-fi names for your little intergalactic hero(ine).
These Are the Top Names of 2022 So Far
Thu Apr 28 2022

These Are the Top Names of 2022 So Far

Baby name popularity is of prime interest to expectant parents, but we won’t find out the official rankings until well into 2023 – not much use if you’re naming a baby this year! If you want to find out what names parents-to-be are considering now, check out our roundup of Nameberry’s most viewed girl and boy names of 2022 so far.
Soft Boy Names Are Sensitive And Strong
Mon Apr 25 2022

Soft Boy Names Are Sensitive And Strong

Soft boy names are the antidote to the hyper-macho names that have been trending in recent years. The new softer sound in male names reflects society's changing perception of masculinity.
Top Nameberry Names Around the World Now
Mon Apr 11 2022

Top Nameberry Names Around the World Now

Ever wondered what names are popular with Nameberry visitors in your country? We crunch the latest numbers to reveal the most viewed names around the world right now.
Latest Babyberry Names Are Full of Love
Mon Apr 04 2022

Latest Babyberry Names Are Full of Love

The names chosen by our newest parents radiate love and positivity. Read the latest name announcements from our community and the sweet stories behind them.
How Gen-Z Will Revolutionize Baby Names
Sat Mar 19 2022

How Gen-Z Will Revolutionize Baby Names

Gen-Z is set to revolutionize the world of baby names, transforming our ideas of what names are and how they work. The world's leading name expert outlines the Top 10 ways Gen-Z will reinvent names.
1930s Names Making a Comeback
Wed Mar 09 2022

1930s Names Making a Comeback

What names are in line to be the next to be revived? Following the 100 Year Rule, we look at the names that peaked in the 1930s to find the best candidates for resurrection.
These Vintage Names Sound New Again
Thu Mar 03 2022

These Vintage Names Sound New Again

Vintage names popular a century ago are coming back into style.
O Boy! The Hottest Boy Names Ending in O
Wed Mar 02 2022

O Boy! The Hottest Boy Names Ending in O

With boy names ending in O from Milo to Makaio to Maximiliano, there's something for every style.
Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!
Tue Mar 01 2022

Mardi Gras Names: Let The Good Times Roll!

A parade of names celebrating the fun and pageantry of the New Orleans carnival, and all things Louisiana. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
40+ Unisex Names for Boys
Mon Feb 28 2022

40+ Unisex Names for Boys

Unisex baby names trending male don't get a lot of press, but they should! We've crunched the numbers to uncover 40+ cool names heading further toward the boys' side – as well as several more we're watching.
Baby Name Wolf is Nameberry’s New #1!
Tue Feb 22 2022

Baby Name Wolf is Nameberry’s New #1!

Nameberry’s new top boy name is a quirky wild nature name with serious starpower. Welcome to the stage, Wolf! We explore 15 of the hottest wild animal names now.
200+ Baby Names With Great Meanings
Sat Feb 19 2022

200+ Baby Names With Great Meanings

Names with great meanings have never been more appealing than they are right now. We've rounded up 200+ of the best baby names meaning love, light, hope and more.
The Secret Meanings of Color Names
Thu Feb 17 2022

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?
Boy Names for Girls Reach New Heights
Mon Feb 07 2022

Boy Names for Girls Reach New Heights

Ever met a girl named Ezra? It's more common than you might think. Parents are increasingly using boy names for girls — we crunch the latest numbers.
31 Names That Mean You Live on the West Coast
Sat Feb 05 2022

31 Names That Mean You Live on the West Coast

*Probably.Which names are more popular on the West Coast than the rest of the US? We analyzed the latest data to find stylish, quirky West Coast baby names that the rest of the country should know about.
The Best Baby Names of 2022
Wed Jan 26 2022

The Best Baby Names of 2022

What are the best baby names for 2022? The top choices we’re watching for the year ahead? We’ve rounded up 50 baby names that hit all the hottest trend notes for 2022.
Baby Name Trends - The Hottest Name Trends of 2022
Sun Jan 02 2022

Baby Name Trends - The Hottest Name Trends of 2022

The top baby name trends of 2022 blend fun and fantasy with more serious themes of hope, strength and spirituality.