The name you argued about. The name you joked about. The name that made you remember, or reconsider, or wonder. Names are part of every aspect of our world, from race and religion to commerce and comedy. And they’re constantly changing.
What names made an impact this year? What should be the 2022 Name of the Year?
Please join the name conversation by nominating candidates and responding to others’ nominations. The NOTY doesn’t necessarily have to be a baby name, but it should reflect human names and their role in our culture. Thinking back over the year, what name…
- Emerged, or changed in usage and cultural meaning? (like Atticus in 2015)
- Connected to broader trends, in names or in the world? (like Delta in 2021)
- Was central to its story? A name of the year, rather than a person or topic of the year? (like Karen in 2019)