Names classified as American were created as part of the American culture. American names can be combination names, such as merging the names of both parents or both female grandmothers, etc. American names are often derivatives of more classic names, such as Ellie instead of Eleanor. Although naming practices cannot be easily isolated in the United States, African-American names show trends of valuing individuality and honoring African roots. Some Black-influenced naming conventions include using names of French origin, apostrophes within names, and the adoption of Muslim names.Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin and other useful information.