Getting Started

Picking the right baby name can be incredibly overwhelming, but our resources will help you find the perfect match. Here you'll find advice for how to start your baby name search, advice to solve common conflicts, and tips and tricks for making the final call.

Wackiest Celebrity Baby Names

Royal Reign? Rainbow Aurora? Unusual baby names can be part of the deal if you're a celeb's kid. Check out this list of the more, shall we say, unique baby names from Hollywood stars. (Even Bronx Mowgli was too normal to make the cut!).

How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your Baby

Whether you want to go trendy, traditional, or totally unique, we've gathered great ideas on how to select the ideal name for your newborn.

The Top 20 Baby Names of 2015

Which baby names ranked supreme in 2015? Check out the chart-toppers from the latest Social Security Administration data.

Weird, Wacky, and Unusual Baby Names

If you don't want your baby to be the third "Matthew" in class, use this list of weird names as your guide to choosing something more hip and trendy to call your baby boy or girl.

Christian Baby Names

On the hunt for Christian baby names? Use our list to find the perfect name.

What Your Child's Name Says About You

Babies start off with a clean slate, so what you choose for your little one reveals more about your personality than theirs.

10 Unpopular Baby Names That Deserve a Second Chance

Are these names disappearing forever? Check out some of the baby names in danger of extinction.

Middle Names: 8 Ways to Pick the Perfect One for Your Baby

Don't make second names an afterthought. When it comes to selecting middle names for girls and boys, follow these tips to pick one with flair.

Deciding on Baby's Last Name

Will your baby take your last name? Your partner's? A combo of the two? Use these tips to select your baby's surname.

Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name

Naming your baby can be a daunting task. Here's how to know you've picked the right name.

Name That Baby: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Baby Name

"Bean" works fine for now, but soon you'll have to choose an actual name. Overwhelmed by all of the endless options? No worries: We've got inspiration, tips, and trends that will guide you to the best possible choice. (Unless you like "Bean," that is!)

This Survey Says Your Parents May Hate the Baby Name You Picked

You may love your creative, new-age baby name, but this survey says your parents may really hate it.

'Name of Thrones' Video Spoofs the High Stakes of Baby Naming

Baby-naming pressure is one thing that just won't die in this spot-on parody of the edge-of-your-seat fantasy series.

5 Baby Name Battles You Can Totally Stop Fighting

At odds with your mate, mom, or BFF over a baby name? Here's why you don't need to worry.

Baby Names: How to Pick a Great Name

Your perfect little person needs the perfect name. Here's how to pick a great name for baby.

Baby Names: Avoid Baby Naming Regret

Here's how to ensure long-lasting love of your baby's name.

Naming Your Baby: Solutions to Common Conundrums

Choosing your baby's name could turn into a big battle. Here, the pros tell you how to handle sticky situations gracefully.

Halloween-Inspired Names

Love Halloween? Curl up with some candy corn and enjoy this list of Halloween-inspired baby names!

Popular Baby Names: What's Hot in Each Region of the U.S.

Where you live has a major influence on what you name your kids.

Pregnancy Confidential Podcast Week 17: Baby Names

Find out what's going on in week 17 of your pregnancy on this podcast episode of Pregnancy Confidential.

The New Baby Name Game

Use our uber-creative tips to find a moniker you're mad about.

Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?

You want your baby to stand out, but is the name you've chosen too unique? Here's how to choose the perfect baby name.

How To Get Started Naming Your Baby

Ten silly and serious sources of inspiration for choosing your child's name.

Valentine's Day-Inspired Baby Names

Sweeter than a box of chocolates, a Valentine's Day-inspired baby name can put love in the air year round.

Best Fictional Character Names

A hot new trend: naming your baby after heroes and heroines from classic novels, as well as fictional characters from the movies. We've gathered top names from classic literature, futuristic fantasy, old Hollywood films, and modern animation, from nearly 2 million visits at Nameberry.