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Arya, Khaleesi and Tyrion: The Game of Thrones Effect on American Baby Naming

Mallory Moss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Mallory Moss

It wasn't until Game of Thrones was aired on HBO that the names began to have an influence on American baby naming. In honor of the new season, presented below are the most surprising names to show up on the Social Security Administration's list of U.S. baby names.

How Online Interaction Shapes Everything From Baby Name Trends To Revolutions

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

In 1914, the names "Mary" and "Helen" were all the rage for baby girls. In 2014, it was "Emma" and "Olivia" -- neither of which were even among the to...

15 Hottest Baby Name Trends For 2015

nameberry | Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents

Baby name trends for 2015 signal an increasingly adventurous spirit in baby naming, with more meaningful and colorful words becoming names, new gender...

The 20 Most Popular Baby Names Of 2014, According To BabyCenter

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents

As the end of 2014 draws near, BabyCenter has released its annual list of most popular baby names. For 2014, the top three names on both the girls' an...

Jan Diehm

Yes, The Disney Princess Effect On Baby Names Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents

These days you may see little girls running around in Elsa dresses -- or their parents trying to find a store that hasn't sold out of them -- but ove...

82 Stylish Baby Names That Might Soon Become Popular

nameberry | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents

By Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry You have only to look at the popularity lists to know which names are used most widely now. There’s Soph...

Bell-y Babies: A Choir of Baby Names

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

Last year, 146 different "bell" names were chosen for at least five newborn American girls. I wanted to find a way to present that amazing flowering of style around a single sound.

The Top 100 Baby Names Of 2013

Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents

BabyCenter has released its list of the most popular names of 2013, and it doesn't look like traditional choices are going anywhere anytime soon. With...

The States Where Boys Are More Likely To Be Named After Their Fathers

Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 11/11/2013 08:53 AM EST on LiveScience Dale Earnhardt Jr., was one. So was Martin Luther King Jr. And who could ...

Brittany vs. Nevaeh: Back to School with Baby Names

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

To get a sense of cultural time passing, let's take a look at the names of this fall's two matriculating classes: the college students, born circa 1995, and the kindergarteners, vintage 2008.

The Golden Age of Hollywood Baby Names

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

It's remarkable to think that a relatively traditional name era like the 1930s could actually follow celebrity names more than our own age does.

Celebrity Baby Name Faceoff

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

Is celebrity naming really a marker of the 21st Century? Were parents of the pre-Brangelina era less susceptible to the allure of fame?

What Is a Popular Baby Name? (Spoiler: There Are Fewer Than You Think)

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

When a restaurant or a vacation destination is described as "popular," that's usually considered a compliment. A popular spot is an attractive and crowd-pleasing choice. Yet, in the world of baby names, "popular" has become the least popular designation around.

Are Biblical Baby Names Out?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

When it comes to popular baby names and their origins, the Bible is out, and "Fifty Shades of Grey" is in -- or so says the Daily Mail in a recent art...

200 Most Popular Baby Names Of 2012

The Stir | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
The Stir

Written by Michele Zipp for CafeMom's blog, The Stir. Here is the list we've all been waiting for -- 2012's most popular baby names list gathered fr...

The Most Outrageous Baby Names Of 2012

nameberry | Posted 12.07.2012 | Parents

By Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Even more than the baby names at the top of the Most Popular list, outrageous names ca...

And The Hottest Baby Names Of The Year Are ...

Posted 12.20.2012 | Parents

Earlier this week, a woman may have named her baby Hashtag, and today BabyCenter has released a naming survey that provides a modicum of support for h...

And The Top Trends In Baby Names Are ...

nameberry | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents

Written by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Baby names are changing faster than ever, influenced by celebrities and pop cu...

The Hottest Baby Names Of 2012

nameberry | Posted 07.13.2012 | Parents

Written by Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry The hottest baby names 2012 -- those attracting the biggest spikes in views on Nameberry for the fir...

Are Parents Naming Their Babies After Arianna Huffington?

Forbes.com | Posted 01.05.2012 | Parents

Arianna Huffington had a banner year in 2011. She made a pile of money while increasing the size of the organization under her control by selling the ...

Baby Names To Watch Out For In 2012

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 02.27.2012 | Parents
Pamela Redmond Satran

Nameberry's top names list, tallied from nearly six million views of our individual name pages, is an indication of which names parents will be using for their babies in 2012 and beyond.

Obscure Baby Names: The Most Unique Baby Names Of 2011

Posted 12.08.2011 | Parents

Three years ago, HuffPost blogger Kate Quarfordt was sure she had found the perfect blend of unique, personal and not-too-weird in a name for her daug...

The Trendiest Baby Names In 2011

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents

Texting while you're getting married may be rude, but it's not uncommon, unexpected -- or even unhelpful -- in the delivery room. Along with BabyCente...

Top Baby Names Of 2012

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Pamela Redmond Satran

Every year, it seems, people become more aware of the power of names. And yet names are still free and universal, which increases the pressure to find that one perfect name that defines and encapsulates all your hopes and dreams for your child.

The New Bad Boy Names

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pamela Redmond Satran

On the nameberry message boards, I saw word of a little boy named Vandal. Are these parents masochistic? Or do they just love the idea of launching a bad boy (or girl) into the world?