Choosing a Name for Your Baby
If your last name is Budd or Banks, you may not want to name your child Rose or Robin. For assistance in naming your new arrival, be sure to check out our handy baby name resources.
Government and State Resources
Social Security Administration
The SSA provides statistical information regarding the most popular baby names in the United States throughout the past century. View a listing of the current top ten baby names in the United States, or obtain lists of a name's popularity by birth year, decade, and state.
More than 20,000 searchable baby names and their meanings, with popularity charts based on US statistics, and a nifty little name "filter" that makes choosing a baby name a whole lot easier.
A fantastic resource to help you find the perfect name for your baby: thousands of existing names and new ones added by visitors every day!
A blog, maintained by iVillage, containing a wealth of helpful information about past and present baby name trends, with new baby name suggestions added several times a week.
The site allows you to enter a name to find its meaning, or, conversely, enter a meaning to find a corresponding name, as well as a database of over 5,000 baby names searchable by origin, first or last letter, and number of syllables.
The Baby Name Genie
Online "genie" that generate first and middle names to go with your last name and baby's gender. (Note: whether or not you agree with the genie's pronouncements is entirely up to you.)
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