#babynames

Psychology | Personality

Who Wins in the Name Game?

From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner’s life.

News | The News

Muhammad Names are Top For Baby Boys in England and Wales

Muhammad was the most popular name for baby boys in English regions London, the West Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber in 2017, government statistics show, with spelling variations in the name taking it to first place across England and Wales.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A lot of parents are naming their babies 'Kylo' after the new bad guy in Star Wars

'Caitlin' and its variations plummeted in popularity as a baby name in the year after Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender, according to new government data.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What the baby Bolivar boom tells us about how we used to view South America

Almost 200 years ago, as the United States approached its 50th birthday, a new baby name swept the nation. It wasn’t biblical or even Anglophone. It was Bolivar. Hundreds of mothers and fathers, living in Kentucky log cabins or Illinois farmhouses, name