What are the most popular baby names of the past 100 years? Trends come and go, but has the big picture changed?
Hidden words may be lurking inside your favorite names. Can you guess the most popular name containing each of these words?
You need to choose a name. You want it to be simple and memorable yet inoffensive to anyone, anywhere. And oh yeah, it’s literally a matter of life and death.
Is there a “before” and “after” moment in modern American history? A time when the trajectory changed, when we started living and thinking differently?
is week, my old website BabyNameWizard.com was shut down by its new owners. I’d like to take this moment to remember the site, what it accomplished, and what it meant in my life.
A name can spark a fashion craze or a flame war, symbolize change, or capture a cultural moment in a single word. What was the 2021 Name of the Year?
Name style is a moving target. You can learn as much from the direction names are heading as from their current popularity rankings. And when it comes to fashion in the US vs. England, some names are moving in very different directions.
Does your name determine your destiny? The answer is a resounding yes— if you live in a world with werewolves.
The Age of Olives marches on! Oliver and Olivia continued their reign as the #1 names in England and Wales in the year 2020. That marks five straight years of dominance for the matching pair, a sign of the power of sound in modern baby name style. On the girls’ […]
For full-tilt surname style, you can’t beat an -s ending. The -s is a fashion amplifier, accentuating the gruffness of a name like Briggs, the urbanity of Eames, and the old-school formality of Jennings.