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Names and Naming

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Cool and Unique Names for 2021

400+ Unique Baby Names for 2021

I love compiling the top baby names of the year, because it’s exciting to discover the new and more unique baby names that are beyond the Top 100. But if we check out the names ranked below the top 100, we often find names that have just recently hit the public consciousness or pop culture. Read More

Names from TV Commercials

Names from TV Commercials

Studies show the average American will spend the equivalent of nine years of their life watching television, including commercials! Even if you’ve never owned a television in your life, chances are you’ve seen more commercials than you’d think, between electronic billboards, radios, the internet and even movie theaters. Read More

Yes my name is "Shayna Maidel"

Name Story: Yes, my name is “Shayna Maidel”

My parents unknowingly named me after the popular Yiddishism, “shayna maidel.”

My name is Shana Medel, pronounced Shah-nah Muh-dell. Over the years, it has been butchered by one too many people to count — teachers performing roll call, congregant members at my bat mitzvah, the announcer at my college graduation and even my first boyfriend. Read More

Baby Name Ideas for Quarantine Babies

Baby Name Ideas for Quarantine Babies

Giving birth during quarantine is not an easy feat. But life goes on…literally! Instead of focusing on fear, let’s celebrate our strength, resilience, and togetherness during this time. We’ve put together a list of baby names that celebrate new life and those qualities. Read More

Top Trending Names of 2020 - so far

100 Trending Baby Names of 2020


Since there was a delay in the Social Security Administration top baby names list for 2019, we’ve decided to tabulate the top 100 trending baby names of 2020 (so far). This list is calculated from our user’s favorite name lists, from December 1, 2019 through May 9, 2020.  Read More

Names of...Heroes of Healthcare

Heroes of Health Care

If you find yourself searching for baby names inspired by doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers these days, you’re not alone. People everywhere are looking for ways to say “thank you” to those who put their lives on the line for our safety. Read More

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