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5 Ways a First Name May Impact Your Baby’s Life

5 Ways a First Name May Impact Your Baby’s Life

When you chose your baby’s name, you may think of ways to make the name unique. Many expecting parents want a special name for their child. You may also be looking at family names, celebrity names, and all sorts of inspiration for your baby’s name. These...
How should your baby’s name end? N? A? Y?

How should your baby’s name end? N? A? Y?

Endings are especially important in names because of the psychological concept of recency bias: What you hear last is what you remember best. That’s why parents pay attention to endings when choosing baby names, and why there are definite trends in what endings...
The most surprising names of the past year

The most surprising names of the past year

Baby names come and go in popularity, but at the top of the list there is often not a lot of movement (see our previous post The 2018 baby name data are here!). Which names jumped the most in popularity in the past year? Here are some highlights from the latest...
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...
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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...