Baby Name Directory + Blog

Welcome to Nancy’s Baby Names, which has been publishing fun, fact-based baby name content since 2006!


If you want to see long lists of girl names, boy names, names by first letter, or names by length, head over to the directory. Specific lists include:

From the directory, you can easily access tens of thousands of detailed popularity graphs for every name that has ever been included in the U.S. baby name data. Names like Harry and Hermione, Scout and Atticus, Barbie and Ken


Check out the blog if you want in-depth information about certain names (or groups of names). It features thousands of posts in categories such as:

All the latest posts — plus a few of my all-time favorites — are listed in the sidebar. If you’re on a phone, just scroll down to see them.


If you’d like to receive the latest blog posts via email, simply enter your email address and click “Subscribe.”


Use the search bar below to find what you’re looking for — be it a name, or anything else.

(Please note that that search results will only include blog posts, not directory pages or graph pages. I do hope to fix this someday.)

[Latest update: May 2024]