The 2018 baby name data are here!

The 2018 baby name data are here!

The Social Security Administration has just released their baby name data for 2018, one of the premiere resources for all baby name enthusiasts. We have promptly updated our databases with the incoming data and we have created two charts for you, showing how the top...
Are the Kardashians’ names keeping up with them?

Are the Kardashians’ names keeping up with them?

Since 2004, Keeping up with the Kardashians (KUWTK) has been a constant presence on media. Has this popularity influenced baby names? Let’s have a look at how popular the Kardashians’ names have been. Let’s start with Kim, the most famous Kardashian...
What would your name be today?

What would your name be today?

What would your name be today? Time asked the same question, and provided a tool based on popularity. For example, if you are male and your name was the most popular when you were born, today you would be called Liam. If you are interested in more than popularity, you...
Do celebrities influence baby name popularity?

Do celebrities influence baby name popularity?

Celebrities can significantly influence baby name popularity, but not in the ways that you expect. Let’s consider a few examples. Our first example is the name Elvis, which spikes both in 1956, the year of Elvis Presley’s first hit single, Heartbreak Hotel, and...
How do you measure baby name trends?

How do you measure baby name trends?

You often read that a name is “trending,” but what does that mean? To give you a detailed picture, Nameclouds quantifies name fashions with four features. Each one captures a different aspect of baby name trends, and each can be valuable to choose a baby...
Who are the notable people on Nameclouds?

Who are the notable people on Nameclouds?

For each name, Nameclouds gives you a list of notable people with that name. You may notice that the names are not exactly the same every time, and that you recognize some of them but not others. For many names, there are more notable people than we can conveniently...