The Names Blog

Baby name articles by Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com. Have a question for Jennifer? E-mail it to question@babynames.com
Unique Baby Names Inspired by Disney

From Ariel to Zazu: Unique Disney Baby Names

From Ariel in The Little Mermaid to Zazu in The Lion King, the Walt Disney Company has been coming up with creative names of colorful characters for as long as many of us can remember. While animated royalty is always a good place to start, we’re reaching beyond the likes of Disney Princesses into a fantasy realm inspired by the genius whose legacy is equal in the American landscape to purple mountains and fruited plains. [Read more...]

Hurricane Names (why they’re given people names)

Hurricane Andrew, Katrina, Harvey – why are storms given human names? As a personal name enthusiast I’ve always wondered this myself, so I did a little research over at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Center. Before hurricanes had names, they were identified by their original latitude-longitude which could get very cumbersome, especially when the storm information had to be communicated over short wave and public radio! [Read more...]

Flower behind text: Most Popular Flower Names for Girls

Popular Flower Names for Girls

Many people ask me about the “current trends” for baby girl names. Well one that has been riding the wave lately is flower names for girls. Here are the top most popular flower names trending on BabyNames.com and my take on them…

Violet/Viola – (VY-oh-let/vy-OH-lah,vee-OH-lah) Violet seemed to have started the whole flower name trend, and it’s always been one of my favorites! [Read more...]

How Can I Become a Baby Namer?

Dear Jennifer. 🙂

My question isn’t exactly about baby names, but more about baby naming. My name is Emilia, I am from Poland and am now at such a stage of life where you usually think about your career. I’ve loved names for almost my entire life and I like to think about myself that I am good at naming people with names that fit them – be them my fictional characters or other people’s kids, as I like to help others on different forums to find the best name for their child, and consider baby naming really fun. [Read more...]