Jennifer Moss (she/her) is the founder of BabyNames.com, author of The Baby Names Workbook, and Producer of The Baby Names Podcast. Jennifer is widely regarded as the leading expert on popular baby name trends and the naming process, serving as the authoritative source on the subject for national and international media.
Jennifer entered the tech arena in the 80s as a software developer and database architect, and became a pioneer in the Internet industry. In addition to operating BabyNames.com, Jennifer owns a web development agency in central California.
There’s a character in a book I read in school as a kid (The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare) named Malthace, which I’ve always thought was a very interesting name. The book is set in biblical times, specifically during Jesus’ life, and the character is a young Jewish girl. Read More
Dear Ms. Moss,
You invite people to ask name-related questions on your site, and I’ve got a question that has been bothering me and my partner for quite some time now. We’re expecting a child to be born halfway through Juli, and we’re severely limited in names. Read More
For most of his life my husband has wanted to name a child Jack after his grandfather. However, I’ve rejected it because a) it’s incredible popularity for kids right now and the ubiquity in popular culture is annoying to me and b) there are several Jacks in his family currently living with the same last name. Read More
I’m a soon-to-be first time mom and this whole name thing is overwhelming. My name was rather unique growing up and I’d like to keep with that tradition for my daughter. And I really want to avoid a name that when heard in 20 years screams ‘2016.’ In that light, my partner and I really like the name Luna but from what I can tell it seems that it is becoming quite popular. Read More
I’ve noticed that it’s okay for names to crossover from boys to girls, but not vice versa. Why do you think that is?
I’m not a gender or sociology expert by any means, but I can give my observations from a historical perspective. Read More
My sister is a long time elementary school teacher. She asked her Facebook group of teachers about the most unique student names they’ve encountered throughout the year. Here are the results:BamBam Beauty Im’Unique Tequila Rebel Messiah Abcde (pronounced AB-si-dee)* Sir Highness Christ (female) Elvis (female) Graiggeree (pr. Read More