when children were named after their parents, grandparents
or other highly respected ancestors, but today that's changing.
and dads are looking around at dozens of baby name books now
available, or are clicking around the Web for suggestions
that reportedly contain some 50,000 different names, spellings
and name meanings.
does it sound?
general guidelines or reading lists of baby names is only
the beginning. Then there's the middle name...
say aloud any combination of first and middle names you've
tentatively chosen for your baby. For example, current popular baby names for girls in the U.S. include Chloe,
Samantha, and Hannah, but they don't exactly fall
trippingly off the tongue when you say them together in any
combination. Keep at it until both first and middle names
blend together, or view lists of popular
baby twin names that may help you come up with just the right
you spell that?
an entirely new name using anagrams, a Scrabble board, or
just a wild imagination (Taffeta, Jenae, Gillus) can
be a fun pursuit while waiting for the baby to be born, but
be careful. Saddling a baby with a name that nobody can spell
or pronounce may make it unique, but also painful - and very
possibly result in your child being teased in school, or in misunderstandings
well into your child's adult life.
out for nicknames
Sometimes, new parents
who thought they had picked the perfect baby name are caught
off-guard when their baby is called a derivation of the original,
i.e., "Joey" instead of Joseph, or "Lizzy"
instead of Elizabeth. Planning
ahead can avoid a constant battle with well-meaning relatives
and friends to establish your baby's rightful name. One new
set of parents we know recently took the nickname dilemma
into account and cleverly named their first-born son .... Jake.
In May 2016, the Social Security Administration released its annual list of most popular baby names in the USA of the past year. Noah and Emma were the most popular baby names of 2015 for the second year in a row. The bigger news? Benjamin,at No. 10, made it onto the boys' list for the first time. Harper also debuted as one of the most popular girls' names in the USA.
Here's the full list:
10 Most Popular Baby Names for Boys & Girls IN THE USA
TWINS - Boys
TWINS - Girls
1. Daniel, David
2. Jacob, Joshua
3. Isaac, Isaiah
4. Jayden, Jordan
5. Ethan, Evan
6. Elijah, Isaiah
7. Matthew, Michael
8. Jayden, Jaylen
9. Ethan, Nathan
10. Jayden, Kayden
ahead, check out the latest lists of popular baby names in
the U.S., U.K. and Australia, along with additional resources
in our worldwide guide to top sites offering tips
and advice, interactive tools, pronunciation guides, and
related stories, meanings and legends related to the name
of your favorite prize bundle or expectant newborn...
Popular Baby Names - Easy access to the huge U.S. Social Security
Administration database searchable by name popularity, year,
gender or by U.S. state, or request top names by year of birth
dating from 1880 through 1997.
Names.com - An extensive A-Z list of baby names, their
meanings and origins, plus feature articles, a daily blog
on a variety of baby news and topics, and check out a very
busy message board...
Baby Names - Like it says, and searchable by red,
(Rose, Scarlet) blue (Indigo, Sapphire) green
(Jade, Olive) and lots more including pink, brown,
purple and other
Baby Names - Browseable by boy or girl, with origins
and meanings, audio pronunciation guide, plus related Irish
histories, tales and legends.
Muslim Baby Names - Featuring a database of names
and meanings, searchable by random name or by list, including
most popular Muslim names for boys and girls, prophet names,
related FAQ, discussion boards.
Baby Names & Meanings - One-stop browsing for
boy, girl, Muslim and Hindu names in an A-Z list plus lots
of related links, and check out a fine photo gallery of visitor-submitted
baby pictures from indianchild.com
Name Origins and Meanings - The world guide to girls
and boys names and meanings from China, France, Greece, Germany,
Ireland, Italy, Spain, Poland and many more, plus biblical
names, baby naming tips, advice.