In 2023, the Barbie movie seemed to conquer the cultural landscape. But conquering baby names may prove tougher.
Adorable names are roaring back into style—for girls only.
A is for Andrew, B is for Brian, C is for Christopher? Not anymore.
The ABCs of baby names have changed. Once it was Ann, Barbara and Carol. Today it’s Ava, Brooklyn and Charlotte. And tomorrow?
There’s nothing subtle about a name like Danger. Its meaning is spelled out right in front of you, with attitude to match. Meaning-first names, drawn straight from the dictionary or from history, are a growing element of contemporary, high-impact name style. They can be as fresh and bold—or as personal […]
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 […]
I’ve been banging the drum for many years about the importance of maternal age, in baby name style and far beyond. Most of my name conclusions had to be inferred from community-wide differences in age and naming. Direct data about the ages of parents choosing particular names simply wasn’t available. […]