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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.

35+ Holiday Baby Names

35+ Holiday Inspired Baby Names

Are you looking for a wonderful Holiday Name for your December baby? Or are you trying to name a cast of Hallmark characters for your upcoming movie? Maybe a new pet? We’ve assembled this list of Holiday and Christmas names to spark that creativity and inspire you throughout the season. Read More

How to Choose a Nickname

How to Choose a Nickname

When choosing a name for their baby, many parents are also concerned about the child’s nickname.  Nicknames have been a fundamental part of our culture for centuries. They serve as shorthand names for friends and family, as well as expressions of endearment – or sometimes teasing. Read More

500+ Unique Names for 2023 and beyond

Unique Names for 2023 and Beyond

In a world of ever-increasing diversity and individuality, parents are seeking out more unique names for their babies. Gone are the days of picking names at the top of the charts. Today, expectant parents are seeking unique girl names, unique boy names, and even unique gender-neutral names that stand out, reflect their values, and show creativity. Read More

Baby Name Trends by U.S. State

Baby Name Trends by State 2023

Naming conventions and trends can vary by geographical area, depending on its population, culture mix, immigration trends, and percentage of indiginous people. After reviewing the current popular names data by State from the U.S. Social Security office of the Actuary, we’ve made some interesting observations! Read More

Names from Twilight

Twilight Names

Names from the Twilight series of novels and movies have stood the test of time, still ranking in the U.S. Baby Name charts since the release of the first of the series in 2005. In fact, author Stephenie Meyer, just might have started the “old fashioned” baby name trend that began around that time, since the vampire characters were over a century old. Read More

Hunger Games Names with Mockingjay Medallion

Hunger Games Names

If you’re a Hunger Games fan as much as I am, you might want to consider some Hunger Games Character Names if and when you’re choosing a name for your baby…or pet, or gaming characters! As we approach the release of the new Hunger Games prequel film, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, I’m reminded of how whimsical and appropriate the character names are from the Hunger Games novels by author Suzanne Collins. Read More

200 African Baby Names

200+ African Baby Names, Meanings, and Origins

Looking to your roots for name inspo? Our baby name researchers dive into the rich tapestry of African cultures to unveil a treasure trove of over 200 unique names from African culture. From the mesmerizing landscapes of Morocco to the vibrant culture of Kenya, Africa’s diverse heritage has blessed the world with an abundance of captivating monikers. Read More

100+ Goddess Names for Girls

100+ Goddess Names for Girls

Many parents are looking to instill strength and power into their baby girl’s name. That’s why they often turn to ancient goddess names or celestial names for their babies. These names can come from Greek Goddess names to Roman Goddess names to Norse Goddess names, as welll as other cultures who revere mythological names. Read More

Painted portrait of Wm Shakespeare

Shakespeare Names

William Shakespeare wrote the famous line “What is in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Old Will loved to use unique names and even created some of his own. Here are the most popular Shakespeare names categorized by play. Read More