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Popular Japanese Baby Names

Popular Japanese Baby Names

Japan has some of the most lovely sounding baby names in the world, and the most interesting historical naming conventions. The meanings of names in Japan varies depending on the kanji, or characters, associated with the sound of the name. The same sounding name can have multiple meanings, some of which are vastly different. Read More

Hurricane Names 2022-2026

Hurricane Names 2022-2026

Heads up! Here is the list of assigned names for storms in the United States from 2022-2026 as chosen by the World Meteorological Association. You might want to avoid using these names for your baby, so they won’t be associated with a huge weather event. Read More

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30 Names from Norse Mythology

Norse mythology never fails to capture the interest of people around the world! The stories and characters have been used again and again throughout history, with them most recently featured in Marvel of course. Most are familiar with the most well-known characters such as Thor and Loki, but there are many others to be inspired by! Read More

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50 Forest Themed Baby Names

Nature names are one of the current biggest trends! If you’re a fan of them, there are so many great options to choose from. It might be helpful to narrow down what kind of nature you want a name to represent. Read More

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Star Wars Baby Names

Star Wars is one of the most beloved franchises of all time. And for good reason! The original film, released in 1977, struck a chord with millions of people, with its exciting action, storyline, and “state-of-the art special FX” for its time. Read More

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20 Happy Baby Names

If you’re looking for names with positive meanings, look no further! What could be more pleasant than a meaning related to happiness? It’s a wonderful emotion that is connected to the best times in our lives, so a baby name meaning “happy” would be a great way to mark the occasion of welcoming your bundle of joy. Read More

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30 Night Sky Baby Names

The night sky has forever captured the interest of people. It’s dark, mysterious, and full of beautiful sights. Why not use it as an inspiration for a baby name? Unlike our blog 20 Space Baby Names that focuses on the names of celestial bodies, this list is compiled of names with night sky meanings. Read More

The title says 25 names meaning brave

25 Names Meaning Brave

When looking for names, you might be searching for options with a good meaning! Bravery is one of the best qualities a person can have, so why not choose a name that has a meaning related to it? Whether it’s for a baby, pet, or character, here are some great “brave” options! Read More

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60 Occupational Baby Names

Everyone is familiar with occupational names, whether you realize it or not! Most are commonly known as surnames, but some have become popular as personal names as well. They are names that originated from a person’s occupation. Some of them are straightforward: Hunter means someone who hunts, Fisher is someone who fishes, and so on. Read More

Top Trending French Names

Top Trending French Names

The French have always had an influence on American culture, from fashion to food to names! Here are the top trending French names in the United States. Which are your favorites?

Top French Boy Names BERNARD – Bold as a Bear ANDRE – Manly MARC – War-like BEAU – Handsome MAURICE – Dark-skinned LEON – Lion-like MARCEL – Young Warrior ARMAND – Army Man LIONEL – Little Lion DAX – Leader Top French Girl Names CHARLOTTE – Free BELLE – Beauty MARCELINE – Young Warrior CORINNE – Maiden NATHALIE – Born on Christmas Day ANAÏS – Gracious, Merciful SYLVIE – Forest SIMONE – To be Heard DENISE – Devotee of DIonysos AMELIE – Hardworking Top French Gender-Neutral Names BLAISE – Lisping DIOR – Present BELLAMY – From the French “Bel Ami” meaning Good Friend REMI/REMY – Oarsman, Remedy SIDNEY/SYDNEY – Follower of St. Read More
There are illustrations of a Roman temple and a Roman soldier's helmet below the title 40 names from roman mythology.

40 Names from Roman Mythology

Roman mythology is an ancient group of myths created by the Roman people. While the collection of myths do have their own unique qualities, the Romans borrowed heavily from not only Greek mythology but mythologies from other cultures as well, such as the Etruscans. Read More

taylor swift name inspiration

Name Inspiration From Taylor Swift Songs

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has released over 100 songs since the early 2000s. Many of her lyrics contain names, whether based on fictional characters or inspired by people in her life. If you’re looking for inspiration for naming your baby, book characters, or just like name lists, check out this roundup! Read More

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40 Light Themed Names

Light has many positive associations, often related to the concept of morality. It has been used as a way to represent goodness, hope, purity, justice, and more. It’s no wonder that many people love the idea of a name meaning light! Read More

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50 Rare Nature Baby Names

In recent years nature names have been one of the top categories of trending names. While flower name for girls are among the most popular of nature names, there has been increasing interest in more uncommon options as well. From the names of plants, animals, and names with nature related meanings there are so many different ways to be inspired by nature! Read More