Are you looking for unique girl names? We asked parents to share the most unusual girl names they've ever heard, then selected 10 with particularly special meanings. Click through for inspiration, and then share your ideas in the comments!
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What's in a name? Lots and lots of "Benjamins," ($100 dollar bills, that is). Unless your name happens to be Benjamin, in which case, some research suggests, you had better stick with Ben.
The Ladders, an online job-matching site, recently crunched the numbers in its database of over 6 million career professionals to determine the top names for corporate executives as well as the names of the highest earners. They found that people with first names longer than five letters lose out on about $3,600 in salary every year—and that's per letter. So, for little Alexander that means potentially missing out on more than $500,000 over the course of a 40-year career.
The most popular baby names of 2012 have been announced! According to the new annual baby name data released by the United States Social Security Administration today, Sophia and Jacob are the most popular girl and boy names for 2012, just as they were in 2011. Keep reading for the top 10 names in 2012 for each gender . . .
Looking for unique girl names? According to the Social Security Administration's latest ranking of girl names, we've discovered nine gems that have fallen out of favor.
Way down on the list, among the names that are most rare (those with ranks above 900), are some traditional girl names that were once very popular. If you favor pretty, old-fashioned names but also want your daughter to be the only one at school with her name, these nine vintage monikers are perfect picks.
Deciding on the name of a child is superhard! Even though my husband and I had names picked out long before getting pregnant, we wound up going around and around. When we found out we actually were pregnant, those names no longer seemed right. We wanted the names to have a special meaning to us. So we looked at family names — first, last, and middle. We looked at cities we'd lived in and grown up in. But every name I liked, he didn't. Every name he liked, I didn't.
What's really in a name? In some countries it's more than you think. Selecting your lil one's moniker is never easy, but doing so when there are government-imposed guidelines can make it an even more daunting task. New Zealand's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages just released a list of banned baby names, and while some are to be expected (Lucifer has been turned down six times and Messiah was also forbidden), others may be a bit of a surprise (Justice and King were also ruled illegal).
While some parents use their religion as a guide, others use places they love or movies to narrow the field. But unique names aren't welcome in all corners of the world. Take this quiz to see which countries have banned certain names.Take the Quiz
Which decade saw two spellings of the same name reach the top 10? Which boys' names never seem to go out of style? And what's the biggest difference between boys' and girls' names in the last 100 years?
We're sharing the answers to these questions and more with our look at the most popular baby names of the past 100 years. Using baby name data from the United States Social Security Administration, we've compiled the most common boys' and girls' names for each of the past decades.
Having a baby can be pricey, but would you go so far as to sell the right to name your baby in order to help with expenses?
As the winner of Baby Ballot's National "Belly Branding" Contest, Los Angeles mom-to-be Natasha Hill will receive $5,000 for allowing strangers around the world decide the name of her baby.
Baby Ballot will create a list of baby names based on what's trending and their sponsored advertisers, then post the final list of names online on March 18. Users worldwide will be able to choose one girl name and one boy name each from the list of names provided until March 22 when voting closes. The name with the most votes for each gender will be the name of Natasha's future boy or girl.
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When the United States census data from 1940 became available online (amid all the resulting chatter about comparing that decade to the present one), we started wondering how the passage of 70 years has influenced something that fascinates us as parents. Yep, we’re talking about baby names!
Just for fun, we took a look at the most popular baby names for girls and boys in 1940, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and then checked how popular they are today. The comparison revealed some interesting insights into how our baby name preferences have changed over the years.