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Overlooked Girls' Names with Fashionable Endings…

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Seven names with a “bel” ending, from Annabelle to Mabel, rank among the top thousand names for American girls. Does that exhaust all the possibilities? Not by a long shot. A host of “bels”—and other popular name endings—are waiting to be discovered among the name choices of past generations. The name statistics of the 1880s-1920s feature hundreds of names with ...

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Name Rankings and the Illusion of Consensus…

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In May, the U.S. government will release its annual baby name statistics and I will post the new top 20 name list in this space. It’s the most exciting naming day of the year, my profession’s Superbowl Sunday. But how much does that top 20 list really mean? The answer is “less and less every year.” The top 20 names ...

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Predict America’s Hottest Names—Enter the Baby Name Pool…

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When you first watched Game of Thrones, did you notice the name Arya? Has it struck you that you know young boys named Emmett, Wyatt and Everett? Would you be surprised to meet a new baby named Karen? Or, perhaps, do you just think about every baby name you hear, silently judging its style? If so, you have an ear ...

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Vintage Names from Disney Classics…

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We have Disney movies to thank for popularizing elegant princess names like Ariel and Jasmine over the years. But what about the unexpected character names that remain outside the spotlight? Plenty of our favorite animated characters have fabulous names to match their quirky personalities, with lovely vintage sounds to boot.  Here are fifteen retro choices for both boys and girls, ...

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Stalking the Next Comeback Names…

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What makes an old-time name come back? Why is Hazel a darling of 21st Century parents, while Ethel remains in hibernation? The answer lies deep in the mysterious heart of contemporary style. Today, we’re digging to try to find that answer—then use it to identify still-dormant names with comeback potential. Image: Shutterstock/Anna Kraynova I rounded up 25 names that first ...

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The Names of Black Panther…

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The superhero movie Black Panther is a blockbuster, and a phenomenon. Beyond its critical and box office success, it has rapidly become a watershed film for a generation of African-American fans. The portrayal of a majestic, super-powered African society projects a proud cultural identity along with popcorn thrills. Already, observers are talking about the movie’s impact spreading to other realms, ...

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Unexpected Name Ideas from the German Top 100…

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The most popular names in Germany today are far from the old standards like Franz and Helga. Romantic Italian options, quirky nicknames, and vintage gems can be found in the top 100 names for both genders. Sehr toll! German parents have embraced the fourteen names below, but they remain undiscovered by many American parents – none of them rank in the ...

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Word Names Our Ancestors Used that We Don’t Dare…

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Titan. Cairo. Royalty. Exotic word names like these are a hallmark of our naming era. With parents constantly on the lookout for fresh ideas, attractive titles, concepts, place names and more turn into popular names overnight. Yet as ultra-modern as these name styles sound, they’re not unprecedented. Our ancestors already gave them a spin generations ago. Creative place names? Try ...

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Ranking The Baby Name Alphabet: What's the Hottest Initial?…

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  #26: J Juniper Jonael Jaylah Jase While J is still a hugely popular initial, it’s sliding as parents turn away from the familiar standards of recent generations, like Jason, Jacob, Justin Jennifer and Jessica.   #25: B Bexley Bodhi Brooke Blake The Brandon/Brittany/Brianna generation is receding, and there aren’t enough Bentleys and Bellas to keep up.   #24: K ...

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Regal French Names for Girls…

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Looking for a name classic and elegant enough not just for a princess, but a princesse? We’ve scoured France’s old royal family trees for names with regal style and the history to match. These names range in popularity and sound, but each one dazzles with femininity and a certain je ne sais quoi.  While many of the names here are often ...

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