I’ve made a discovery about superheroes’ secret identities, and I owe it all to Lizzo.
A new film shines a spotlight on this made-in-America name in all its myths and meanings.
The hottest boys’ and girls’ names of 2021 have a LOT in common.
When we think about celebrities who inspire baby names, we usually think about people. But our species doesn’t have a total lock on baby name inspiration.
Two of today’s “brand new” girls’ names were actually born in Hollywood in the 1980s. It just took a few decades for parents to be ready.
If you’ve never heard a name before, how can you feel that you know something about it—or a person who bears it?
Does your name determine your destiny? The answer is a resounding yes— if you live in a world with werewolves.
Some quick notes on themes emerging from the new national baby name statistics. 1. Masculinity Through Word NamesOver one thousand names made their all-time debuts in this year’s name stats, 500+ each for boys and girls. Common English words appeared three times more often among the boys’ names. I suspect […]
The two biggest baby name stories of 2019 were more about substance than style. The top hitmakers—the late hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle and the film The Hate U Give—made their marks across names as varied as Kross and Sekani, Ermias and Seven. In the process, they helped define a cultural […]
Who needs consonants? I can get you a six-letter, three-syllable name with just a single L—and you’ll love it. The baby name stats say so. This year’s fast-rising girls’ names prove that the age of “liquid names” is far from over. Half of the top 12 hottest names of the […]