If you haven't
already, check out our Onomastics Blog
(a blog about naming)!
Names in General:
This is a freaking SWEET interface that shows
you names and their popularity over the past 100 years or
Behind the Name
This site has a long list of names and their
origins, and what they mean. It's one of the few (perhaps
the only) sites out there that is very accurate when it
comes to name origins. It also has sections for names from
various countries/ethnicities etc.
Social Security Administration Office of the Chief
This site documents the most popular names
from 1880 to 1999. An excellent site for finding out
what names are popular in the USA!
This is a directory of different baby name
sites out there (click on Baby Names). It includes
About.com's own site, which isn't bad!
Based on Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda
Rosenkrantz's best selling books Beyond Jennifer and
Jason and The Last Word on First Names plus
This site has an extensive
collection of names. The meanings are not always accurate,
but it allows you to correct names, if they are wrong! A
nice feature. Also includes popularity data.
This is an interesting site-- type in existing
names and it will create new names for you.
an easy to search site listing names and their meanings.
Search from twenty thousand baby names and get their
Names, meanings, articles and lots of other stuff.
The Utah Baby Namer
Find out some interesting and downright weird
names that are being used in Utah.
The A to Z of Gothic Names
Name suggestions for your baby goth
From the Academy of St. Gabriel, this is a site for finding
authentic medieval names from mainly Europe.
Around the World:
Japanese Baby Names
This site has a list of the most common Japanese
names, plus how to spell them in Kanji. It also gives some
background on Japanese names and naming customs.
type in your name and get a Japanese equivalent!
Baby Name World
Has lists of names from all over the world. It
doesn't seem very accurate for the Celtic names, but maybe
other lists are better.
Names and Armenian Female Names
This site lists Armenian names and how to pronounce them in both
Western Armenian dialect and Eastern Armenian.
to Pronounce Finnish Names
Your Finnish blind date is named Yrjö. But how do
you pronounce it? This site has sound files to tell you how!!
Traditional, Modern, and In-Between
This site is our other baby; it's about another
obsession of ours: Irish names. It includes meanings,
histories and other tidbits about Irish names.
A Companion site to the Irish names page listed
above. It gives the same treatment to Scottish names.
is Your name in Hawaiian?
A giant list of non-Hawaiian names and their
This site gives native Hawaiian names, and a
little bit about Hawaii and naming customs.
a Chinese Name
Online Mandarin Tools has a program that will
re-name you based on sounds from your own name, birthday and
your name into Chinese
This site finds characters for your name; it also
has sections for translating names from German, Spanish,
Arabic, French etc.
Indian baby names, and all sorts of other lists.
Indian Baby Names
Collection of Indian baby names along with their
meanings. These names are broken down into all sorts of useful
and interesting categories (language, religion, popular, rare
A list of Arabic names and their meanings.