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The Marvel Baby Name Showdown You Won’t Believe

May 10, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 3 Comments

2018 was a stellar year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Two of their superhero films, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War were the year’s two top-grossing films. Each centered around a man who faces powerful enemies but ultimately triumphs as he pursues his vision of a better society. One of […]

The Most Popular American Baby Names of 2018

May 10, 2019 LauraWattenberg 1 min read 6 Comments

Just announced, the most popular baby names in the USA: BOYS GIRLS 1 Liam Emma 2 Noah Olivia 3 William Ava 4 James Isabella 5 Oliver Sophia 6 Benjamin Charlotte 7 Elijah Mia 8 Lucas Amelia 9 Mason Harper 10 Logan Evelyn The top names, Liam, Emma, Noah and Olivia, […]

It’s Name Week! What Does That Mean?

May 7, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 2 Comments

This is the biggest week in the name business. No, I’m not talking about the new royal baby name, though that certainly adds to the frenzy. The big scheduled event isn’t about one baby, but about millions. The Social Security Administration is releasing statistics on the most popular baby names […]

22 Boys’ Names from 22 Countries

May 1, 2019 LauraWattenberg 3 min read 2 Comments
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Join me on a whirlwind trip through the the less-traveled lands of name style, via the Namerology Name Atlas. I’ve scoured the globe to find 22 hit boys’ names that show off their local roots with flair. Together they’re an introduction to the Atlas, and a reminder of how many […]

Baby Name Wizard 4: Meet the New Book!

April 24, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 15 Comments

It’s here! I’m happy to introduce the completely revised 4th edition of The Baby Name Wizard, the field guide to American baby names. If you haven’t browsed through the BNW books in the past, please take a look—you may be surprised. I think you’ll find that my books look different […]

16 Not-So-Classic Biblical Names

April 16, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 1 Comment

When it comes to classic baby name sources, the Bible is the gold standard. Biblical names like Mary, Anna and Sarah, John, Lucas and Jacob, are timeless favorites with roots so deep they can’t be buffeted by the winds of fashion. OK, that was a trick. One of the names […]

Four Reasons Parents Regret Their Baby Name Choices

April 9, 2019 LauraWattenberg 4 min read 4 Comments

After the struggle to choose a baby name comes a wondrous payoff. The name that started out as just a dream is brought to life as your child. For a small but growing number of parents, though, the dream doesn’t transfer. As their baby grows, so do their regrets about […]

10 Names that Mean You Were Born in the 1990s

April 3, 2019 LauraWattenberg 3 min read 1 Comment

Join me for a trip in my baby name time machine. We’re heading back to the 1990s, the age of flip phones, FUBU and Furbys. The names that will take us there are ’90s natives, baby names that mostly existed in that decade and wear their origins proudly. I’ll count […]

Name Spotlight: Zion

March 25, 2019 LauraWattenberg 3 min read No Comments

For college basketball fans, the “Name of the Year” is already decided. Duke freshman Zion Williamson is being called the best college player of his generation, and his charismatic first name is poised to become a marketing sensation. But the name Zion had a story of its own long before […]

Timeless Yet Intriguing Boys’ Names: The Master List

March 19, 2019 LauraWattenberg 1 min read No Comments

Yes, you can have it both ways. You can give your son a timeless, rooted name that that passing trends can’t touch, yet stay off the beaten path of fashion. Satisfy both sides of your style sense with the Namerology collection of boys’ names that are certified as both timeless […]

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