Baby Name Battle – 7 Hungarian Girl Names

Which of these Hungarian girl names — Katinka, Sari, Ella, Mici, Terka, Liza and Klara — do you like best? more

How Did Virginia Dare Get Her Name?

Did you know that the first English child born in the Americas, Virginia Dare, was named after a location? more

Wrangler, an ’80s Baby Name Enigma!

The baby name Wrangler debuted on the charts in the ’80s. Do you think the debut was influenced by the jeans or by the jeep? Or both? more

Popular Baby Names in British Columbia, 2013

Olivia and Liam were the most popular baby names in British Columbia in 2013. more

NBN Is Now Mobile-Optimized; Graphs Coming Soon

To see the baby name popularity graphs via mobile, just switch over to the full version of the site. (They’ll be available on mobile soon!) more

Baby Name Battle – Malcolm vs. Haynes

If you were having a son, and you had to name him either Malcolm or Haynes, which would it be? more

Subatomic Particle Siblings – Proton, Neutron, Electron…

Did you know that there’s an doctor named Electron Kebebew working at the National Cancer Institute? And that Electron has older siblings named Positron, Neutron, Deutron and Proton? (Deutron’s name is based on deuteron, which is the nucleus of deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen.) Electron and his siblings were born […] more

Bobbyetta, the Lion Lady Baby Name

Was Bobbyetta Porter the original cat lady? Perhaps! And her pet lion brought her enough fame to influence the baby name charts… more

Names in the News: Pauline, Ela Melanie, Doctor James

Three baby names that have been in the news recently: Pauline, born in March, is the third child of actor Vin Diesel. She was named in honor of Diesel’s “Fast and the Furious” co-star and Paul Walker, though it should be noted that Diesel also happens to have a twin […] more

The Ultimate ’80s Name-Song: Come on Eileen

“Come on Eileen” won the title! Totally didn’t expect that. (I would’ve put my money on “Billie Jean.”) Do you agree with the outcome? Why/why not? more

Name Quotes for the Weekend #29

“Back then it was common to encounter names of kids such as ‘Tom Cruise Duhaylungsod,’ ‘Jacky Chan Labadan,’ ‘Fernando Poe Capunay,’ etc.” more

Where Did Lido “Lee” Iacocca Get His Name?

Would you believe the famous CEO was named for a beach? more

Baby Boys Named Twig?

All thanks to a short-lived ’50s sitcom. more

Popular Baby Names in Virginia, 2013

Emma and William were the most popular baby names in Virginia in 2013. more

The Ultimate ’80s Name-Song Tournament: Final Round

We’re down to the final two, “Come on Eileen” and “Rock Me Amadeus.” Which one should be crowned the Ultimate ’80s Name-Song? more

Everton Fans Have Baby Boy “EFC”

First Liverpool, now Everton…another soccer baby name. more

The Baby Name Fifinella

The very rare name Fifinella is at least 100 years old and can be linked to theater, literature, sport, war, feminism and music. more

The Baby Name Saford, a Hillbilly One-Hit Wonder

In 1941, Saford debuted on the U.S. baby name charts with 11 baby boys — enough to make it the top boy name debut of the year. Never to be seen on the list again, Saford was also the top one-hit wonder name of 1941, and it’s tied for 9th […] more

Popular Baby Names in the Balearic Islands, 2013

Maria and Marc were the most popular baby names in the Balearic Islands in 2013. more

The Ultimate ’80s Name-Song Tournament: Round 2

Which of these ’80s songs will advance to the finals in the Ultimate ’80s Name-Song Tournament? more

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