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Graphs showing sharpt 60 year declines in the names Karen and Donald

Nothing Happened to “Karen” and “Donald” Last Year

September 15, 2020 LauraWattenberg 1 min read No Comments

Nope, nothing. You could be excused for thinking otherwise, given headlines like these: “Baby Name Karen Falling in Popularity” — Fox News “No surprises there! Popularity of the name ‘Karen’ drops to its lowest since the 1930s” — Daily Mail “The Baby Name ‘Donald’ Continues To Decline In Popularity” — […]

These 21 Familiar Names Vanished in 2019

September 10, 2020 LauraWattenberg 1 min read 2 Comments

Every year, new baby names arrive on the style scene. That means that every year, old baby names depart. It’s time to give the outgoing names their due. 21 names that had been staples of the US top-1000 popularity lists for over 30 years departed in 2019. A few of […]

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Meet the Most Popular Baby Names of the Year

September 4, 2020 LauraWattenberg 1 min read 1 Comment

Introducing the brand-new ranking of the most popular baby names in the USA:  BOYS GIRLS 1 Liam Olivia 2 Noah Emma 3 Oliver Ava 4 William Sophia 5 Elijah Isabella 6 James Charlotte 7 Benjamin Amelia 8 Lucas Mia 9 Mason Harper 10 Ethan Evelyn For the first time […]

Map showing state-by-state popularity of names ending in -TT

Explore the Ultimate US Name Map

May 7, 2020 Namerology 1 min read 12 Comments

Interested in names, and America? Roll up your sleeves. Namerology’s new interactive map of the United States lets you explore name style from coast to coast, and from Aaden to Zyra. Just start typing letters in the search box on the upper left, and the map will instantly show you […]

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Can You Win a Name Madness Bracket?

March 19, 2020 LauraWattenberg 1 min read 9 Comments

What is March without a playoff bracket? Baby names to the rescue! Try Namerology’s Name Madness, a one-minute game that challenges your sense of name style. For each pairing, just click on the name that you think is more popular right now. Every name in the bracket , no matter […]

Historical popularity graphs of the names Antonia and Manuel

America’s 100 Steadiest Names

February 6, 2020 LauraWattenberg 3 min read 3 Comments

Are you looking for the steadiest possible baby name? A name that weathers all fashion storms and maintains its popularity level across the generations? Then I have the name for you. Manuel is America’s steadiest name, by a good margin. For girls, Antonia is #1. This conclusion comes from a […]

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How a Traditional Name Can Thrive Today

January 12, 2020 LauraWattenberg 3 min read 1 Comment

These are tough times for classic names. Even names that have stood as gold standards for timelessness are falling out of fashion: William, Katherine and Elizabeth have hit all-time popularity lows. Yet even in this naming climate, some traditional choices are thriving. Names like Amelia, Sebastian and Naomi have reached […]

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