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Name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder & CEO of BabyNames.com

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Olivia’s True Meaning
Hello Babynames! My name is Olivia Marie and I love your website. I do not have children but I have a very lengthy baby name list saved for when the time comes. I think there is so much in a name; I was that girl picking names out when I was 8 years old! More
Matching Meanings
Hi Jennifer, Your site has been my most visited site recently. My wife and I are expecting a baby boy this fall (first child). However we got into a bit of confusion over a name we initially chosen. The name is Jayson Dallas Teo. More
Author Name: Claribel
Hi Jennifer, I just found out that I am expecting and my first reaction was to check out your website. I have a whole collection of names that I have saved in the back of my diaries and I am super excited to finally be able name someone other then my puppies and the characters I develop in my short stories. More
First and Middle: Same Meaning
Hello, I have always liked the name Joshua for a son. In my family, we have a tradition of using the middle name Salvatore. My dilemma is Joshua means “God is salvation” and Salvatore means “savior.” Would it be silly to use this combination? More
The name Levron
Hi Jennifer! My great-grandmother’s maiden name was Levron and I was wondering if you may have information about it. Could it be French? I know her family has ties with France. Thanks, LAURA Hi Laura, Levron is originally a French surname, which is geographical for a family from Vron, France. More
Hail to the Elf Armies!
Hi Jennifer, I was wondering what the name Alpherie meant. It was my grandfather’s name, and it’s not on your site. Do you know anything about it?   Sincerely, Jean Dear Jean, As far as I can tell from my research, Alpherie is a French derivative of the German name ALFHER or more modern name OLIVER. More
Meaning of the name Chainie
Hi Jennifer, My husband’s cousin’s name is ‘Chainie’. I have never heard of this name before until I met her. As far as I know this is not a nickname and is her actual first name. I could not find it on your website so I was wondering if you could shed some light on her name’s origin and/or meaning. More
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