Category Archives: Baby Names

30 Sensational Boys Names

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Last week I brought you 30 Stunning Girls Names and now its time to shine the spotlight on the fellas! Are you a fan of an up-and-coming name? A rare handsome choice? Or maybe like me, you’re a fan of the surname trend? We’ll here are 30 great names for you little guy!

Rising Handsome Names
10 Handsome choices climbing the charts!

Arlo
Current Ranking: # 278
A literary name and a place name, Arlo may also be a spin-off of the Italian and Spanish name Carlo.

Asher
Current Ranking : #47
A Hebrew name Asher means happy, fortunate, and blessed.

Atticus
Current Ranking: 326
Latin meaning from Attica, Atticus may also mean fatherly.

Elias
Current Ranking: #67
Elias is a Greek form of Elijah meaning Yahweh is God.

Ezra
Current Ranking: 59
A Hebrew name meaning help, Ezra is on the rise or both sexes.

Henry
Current Ranking: #16
A classic German name Henry means estate ruler.

Holden
Current Ranking: 216
Holden is a literary name and an English surname meaning hollows valley.

Milo
Current Ranking: 178
Milo has German and Latin roots meaning merciful or solider.

Orion
Current Ranking: #300
Orion is a Greek mythological and astrological name.

River
Current Ranking: #197
A well-loved nature name, River is rising for both sexes.

Rare Handsome Names
These 10 uncommon names are not ranked in the U.S. Top 1,000

Alaric
A strong name, Alaric is German in origin and fittingly means all-powerful ruler.

Boaz
Boaz is a Biblical and Hebrew name meaning swiftness.

Caspian
A place name, you may also recognize Caspian as a literary name.

Everest
A unique place name, Everest is the name of the worlds tallest mountain.

Lorcan
Lorcan is an underused Irish name meaning little and fierce.

Lysander
A bold Greek name, Lysander means liberator.

Macsen
A Welsh variation of Maximus, Macsen also means greatest.

Noam
Noam is a Hebrew name meaning pleasant, charm, and tenderness.

Stellan
Stellan is a Swedish name which may possibly mean calm.

Tobin
A surname derived from Tobias, Tobin means God is gracious.

Handsome Surname Names
10 Surnames worthy of the first name spot!

Archer
Current Ranking: #239
An English occupational name, Archer fittingly means bowman.

Beckett
Current Ranking: #227
Beckett has both English and Irish roots and means bee cottage.

Brooks
Current Ranking: #161
Brooks is a nature surname meaning man of the brook or dweller of the brook.

Cullen
Current Ranking: #589
An Irish name, Cullen has nature ties as well and means holly tree.

Graham
Current Ranking: #181
A Scottish name with a ghoulish name, Graham means gravelly homestead.

Hayes
Current Ranking: #343
Hayes is an English surname and nature name meaning hedged area.

Jameson
Current Ranking: #91
An English surname, Jameson fittingly means son of James.

Nash
Current Ranking: #256
Another great surname with nature ties, Nash means by the ash tree.

Sullivan
Current Ranking: #387
A familiar hearty Irish name, Sullivan means black-eyed one.

Winston
Current Ranking: #402
Winston is an English name meaning wine’s town.

Hear my thoughts and insights on these names:

 

30 Stunning Girls Names

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My “namer ears” are always open in public to parents calling for their children. I recently heard a Mom call for her little Lucia in the market and I thought to myself that name is stunning. Little Lucia inspired this list of stunning names for your stunning little girl!

Rising Beauties
Here are 10 gorgeous names moving up in popularity

Athena
Current Ranking: #117
In Greek mythology Athena was the daughter of Zeus.

Cora
Current Ranking: #73
Another beautiful Greek name, Cora means maiden.

Eloise
Current Ranking: #167
Eloise is a french name from the name Heloise, meaning healthy and wide.

Freya
Current Ranking: #266
A Norse goddess name Freya means noble woman.

Leilani
Current Ranking: 120
One of the most widely-used Hawaiian names, Leilani means heavenly flower.

Magnolia
Current Ranking: 314
A beautiful french flower name, Magnolia means Magnol’s flower.

Matilda
Current Ranking: 489
Matilda is a German name meaning mighty in battle.

Ophelia
Current Ranking: 373
Ophelia is a tragic Shakespearean character name as well as a Greek name meaning help.

Sylvie
Current Ranking: 897
A French form of Sylvia, Sylvie means from the forest.

Willa
Current Ranking: 384
A feminine form of William meaning resolute protection.

Rare Beauties
These 10 uncommon names are not ranked in the U.S. Top 1,000

Arianwen
Welsh meaning white, fair, and blessed.

Audrina
A variation of Audrey meaning noble strength.

Calista
This Greek name means most beautiful.

Cressida
Another great Greek name, Cressida means gold.

Elodie
A French name, Elodie comes from the name Alodia, meaning foreign riches.

Guinevere
Rich in legend, Guinevere is Welsh meaning white shadow or white wave.

Linnea
A Swedish flower name, Linnea means twin flower.

Seraphina
Seraphina is a Hebrew name that fittingly means fiery and ardent.

Tallulah
An anglicized Irish name as well as a Native American name Tallulah means abundance and leaping waters.

Theodora
A feminine form of Theodore meaning gift of God.

Grand Beauties
10 Grand Gorgeous Girls Names

Anastasia
Current Ranking: #148
A Greek feminine form of Anastasios, meaning resurrection.

Cecilia
Current Ranking: #155
A Latin name and feminine form of Cecil meaning blind.

Esmeralda
Current Ranking: #377
Esmeralda is a Spanish and Portuguese name meaning emerald.

Evangeline
Current Ranking: #277
A Greek name meaning bearer of good news.

Felicity
Current Ranking: #354
A virtuous Latin name meaning happiness.

Genevieve
Current Ranking: #172
Genevieve is a French name meaning tribe woman.

Liliana
Current Ranking: #109
Spanish and Latin in origin, Liliana means lily.

Samantha
Current Ranking: #60
A Hebrew name and feminine form of Samuel, Samantha means told by God.

Tatiana
Current Ranking: #696
Tatiana comes from the Roman clans name Tatius.

Veronica
Current Ranking: 357
A Latin name, Veronica means she who brings victory.

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Newsworthy Names – End of September

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It’s nearly October and Fall is here so let’s fall in love with a new batch of baby names! Today we’ll look at names that premiered this week on TV as well as some names celebrities picked for their little ones recently.

Abishola
Chuck Lorre’s new comedy Bob ❤ Abishola introduced us to the beautiful Nigerian Abishola. I predict Abishola, like Daenerys and other distinctive character names, will rise in popularity within the year.

Beverly Rose
Becky Conner became a Mom in The Conners season premiere. Becky went with Beverly Rose, a name rich in familial ties. Little Beverly Rose was named for her Great-Grandmother Beverly, and late Grandma Roseanne. Beverley is an English name meaning dweller near the beaver stream.

Piper
A little girl without a name emerges in Emergence. The name world sat on the edge of their sofas awaiting the name that would be bestowed upon the little girl and she was age-appropriately named Piper. Piper is an English occupational name for a pipe or flute player.

Poppy & George
Modern Family aired its final season premiere this week and debuted Haley and Dylan’s twins names – Poppy and George! Poppy was named for her Mom’s favorite flower. Poppy is more popular across the pond but it is an adorable flower name to watch. George was named for Boy George and has long been a favorite among the royals. A Greek name meaning farmer, George is another name expected to rise. A lovely British-inspired set right on trend!

Jackson
CBS crowned Jackson Michie as the Season 21 winner of Big Brother last Wednesday. Jackson is a popular name in the U.S. especially when you add up all the spellings in the Top 1k. Jackson is an English name which fittingly means son of Jack.

Now let’s highlight a few non-fictional names…

Winter Mercy
Alanis Morissette and Mario “Souleye” Treadway welcomed baby Number 3, son Winter Mercy, on August 8th. Winter joins older brother Ever Imre and older sister Onyx Solace. Winter is more popular with girls but is a delightful word and seasonal name.

Giovanna Ines
Daphne Oz and John Jovanovic are wonderful namers and on August 14th they welcomed baby Number 4, Giovanna Ines “Gigi.” Little Gigi joins older siblings Philomena Bijou, Jovan, and Domenica Celine. Giovanna is an Italian name meaning God is gracious.

Carolina Dorothy
Eric and Lara Trump welcomed their second child, Carolina Dorothy, on August 19th. Carolina joins older brother Eric Luke “Luke.” A beautiful place name and variation of Caroline, Carolina means freeman.

Delilah
Keira Knightley and James Righton welcomed their second daughter in September 2018. Rumor has it Keira and James, parents to Edie, selected Delilah for their second daughter. Delilah is a Hebrew and Arabic name meaning delight and flirt.

Remi Leigh
Sean Paul and Jodi Stewart welcomed daughter Remi Leigh on September 3rd. Little Remi joins older brother Levi Blaze. Remi is a French name meaning oarsman that has been on the rise for boys and girls in the U.S.

Marli
Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley welcomed second daughter Marli into their family on September 6th. Marli joins older sister Kensli. Marli is a spelling variation of Marley, an English name meaning pleasant seaside meadow.

Hudson London
Flip or Flop star Christina and husband Ant Anstead welcomed son Hudson London on September 6th. Hudson joins older half siblings Taylor and Brayden. Hudson is an English name on the rise meaning Hugh’s son.

Maverick Nicolas
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson welcomed their third son Maverick Nicolas on September 9th. Maverick joins older brothers Boomer Robert and Beckett Richard. Maverick is a word name used to describe a nonconformist.

Kinsey Sioux
Kieran Culkin and Jazz Charton welcomed their first child, daughter Kinsey Sioux on September 13th. Kinsey is an English name meaning kings victory.

Rellie Evangeline
James and Kelsie Dupre welcomed their first child together Rellie Evangeline on September 20th. Rellie has an unknow meaning but Evangeline has significance to the family as James is from Evangeline Parish in Louisiana.

You can hear me chat more about these names here:

Sweet Sam Names

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Sama
Short and sweet, Sama is exotic and flavorful.
Arabic meaning sky.

Samala
Samala is a rare name that may be mistaken for a slew of similar sounding words.
Hebrew meaning requested by God.

Samantha
A Victorian classic, Samantha fits in perfectly with other trending beauties like Olivia or Amelia.
Hebrew meaning told by God.

Samara
Samara was the haunting girl in The Ring films. If you can get past that association its a gorgeous name that lends itself to Sam or Mara.
A Hebrew place name meaning under God’s rule.

Samina
Samina is unique yet easy to say and spell. Her nicknames also make it a very wearable choice.
An Arabic name meaning healthy.

Samira
Actor Samira Wiley has helped bring attention to this uncommon beauty.
An Arabic name meaning evening companion.

Samiyah
There are multiple spelling variations of Samiyah including Samia and Samiah.
Arabic meaning high, exalted, praised.

25 Rad REN Names

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Do you love the “Ren” sound? Here are 25 Rad “Ren” names to inspired!

Brendan
Brenna
Brennan
Carenza
Ceren
Daren
Efren
Eiren
Evren
Farren
Florence
Lorena
Maren
Mirren
Oren
Renato
Renley
Seren
Serenity
Tamren
Taren
Toren
Trent
Wren
Xyren

Alternatives to the Top Baby Names

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Some great alternatives to the TOP 10 Baby Names

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11liam

8olivia

9noah

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7william

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5sophia

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16ben

7mia

7elijah

8amelia

8lucas

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The Best Celeb Baby Names of 2019 (so far)

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Who doesn’t love or love to hate a Celeb baby name? Each month I post a Celeb Baby Name recap on my YouTube channel to dish on the names used the previous month. So let’s highlight some of the best names famous folks used for bouncing babes the first half of this year!

Eleanor Louise
Elizabeth Potthast and Andrei Castvet welcomed little Eleanor Louise on January 23, 2019. Could Eleanor Louise be any classier? Two names rich in history come together here. I love how Eleanor Louise sounds very ladylike and proper but lends itself to sweet nicknames like Ellie-Lou.

Winston Roy
Winston is definitely a name to watch! Son of Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill welcomed little Winston Roy on January 28, 2019. Winston is sure to make many of us think of Winston Churchill. It’s a grounded name while still feeling vintage and hipster. Winston Roy joins older sister Dixie Pearl.

Clara Elise
If I had to describe the combo Clara Elise in just one word it would be “pretty.” Clara Elise is the daughter of Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer born on April 21, 2019. Simple, sweet, extremely usable, and a bit underrated, Clara Elise has a warm feminine ring to it.

Hayes Singleton
Whitney Bischoff and Ricky Angel welcomed their first son, Hayes Singleton on May 4, 2019. There’s something very cowboy-esk and handsome about Hayes in the first name spot. Hayes Singleton feels a little bit country and a little bit sophisticated wit a whole lot of handsome.

Archie Harrison
How could I not include the first child of the of Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan’s little Archie? A name buzzed around the world little Archie Harrison entered the would on May 6, 2019. Admittedly it’s not my favorite, but I do love the nod to Dad in the middle name spot and that the couple veered just enough from tradition.

Ivy Jane
With boys named Spurgeon Elliot and Henry Wilberforce I really wasn’t sure what to expect next from Jessa and Ben Seewald. On May 26, 2019 the Seewald’s welcomed little Ivy Jane. I feel the need to stand and applaud for this sweet name combo. Ivy Jane has a sensible-sweet sound and would sound lovely as a double barrel name.

Ruby Kate
Ruby Kate should be friends with Ivy Jane, both names have similar styles! On June 5th Abby Huntsman and Jeffrey Livingston welcomed twins – Ruby Kate and William Jeffrey. While William Jeffrey is very classic and timeless and I do love that he bears his Dad’s name in the middle, I just love the sweet Ruby paired with the classy middle name Kate. Little Ruby also joins older sister Isabel Grace.

Let me know which names you’ve loved and hated so far this year? Yes, I know Psalm didn’t get a shout out here. You’ll have to check my May 2019 Celeb Baby Names video for my thoughts on the Kardash-a-sibling-set!