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Name: Amara Gender: Female Meaning: lovely...

Name: Amara
Gender: Female
Meaning: lovely forever, grace
Origin: Greek, Igbo
Popularity in the US in 2013: #581
Popularity on the US top 1000 charts: Appeared on the charts in 2000 peaking at #567 in...
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10 Big Baby Name Questions That Keep Us Up at night

10 Big Baby Name Questions That Keep Us Up at night | Name News | Scoop.it
For our 10th anniversary, Abby summarizes some of the BIG baby name dilemmas--and how to solve them
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Roaring Twenties Names: Flappers, Sheiks and Clubmen

Roaring Twenties Names: Flappers, Sheiks and Clubmen | Name News | Scoop.it
Footloose and fancy-free flappers were the young women of the 1920s who did away with convention and threw out the rule book. They bobbed their hair, wore short skirts (or even trousers!) and danced at jazz clubs. Did you know that the male equivalent to a flapper is
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I like this style! All these names are familiar: some are classics, some have been revived, and some are still in style limbo...but for how long?

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Halloween Baby Names 2018: Wizards of Harry Potter Round of Four

Halloween Baby Names 2018: Wizards of Harry Potter Round of Four | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for the next round of the Great Halloween baby names contest! It's the wizards' turn. We're down to four great names ... but only one can win!
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | We're Naming Boys "Power" and Girls "Happiness"

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | We're Naming Boys "Power" and Girls "Happiness" | Name News | Scoop.it
When parents name a child Thunder or Empress, you have a clear idea of what image they want the name to project and what dream it embodies.
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Possibly the best analysis of word names I've read.

 

"We are literally naming boys after predators and girls after prey." Chilling.

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Lawson: Baby Name of the Day

Lawson: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Handsome and just slightly unexpected, Lawson might make a great alternative to chart-topping surname names for boys like Logan + Landon.
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Winburn Milbury Staples (1855-1939)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Winburn Milbury Staples (1855-1939) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Bridgton News, September 18, 1896.   A standout figure in the history of Bridgton, Maine, Winburn Milbury Staples wore man
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | 11 Families Share Sweet Stories of How they Named their Babies

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | 11 Families Share Sweet Stories of How they Named their Babies | Name News | Scoop.it
Parents have shared the cute, inspiring, and personal connections behind their name choices in our Namipedia. Here are 11 sweet name stories that have us sharing a collective "awww!"

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Nomes e mais Nomes: Tira-Teimas... O caso de Nelson = The case of Nelson

Nomes e mais Nomes: Tira-Teimas... O caso de Nelson = The case of Nelson | Name News | Scoop.it
O blog dos nomes de A a Z. Nomes portugueses e Nomes brasileiros. Significados. Nomes antigos e modernos, rankings, debates!
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Nelson is a name with ambiguous spelling in Portuguese: it can also be spelled Nélson, but that's less popular.

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Jolie fratrie // Mark, Alice & Louis

Jolie fratrie // Mark, Alice & Louis | Name News | Scoop.it
Mark, Alice et Louis : 3 jolis prénoms classiques et intemporels, qui font référence à des personnages de la littérature ou historiques. Laurence raconte !
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O-Town's Jacob Underwood, Fiancée Chandler Bay Welcome Daughter

O-Town's Jacob Underwood, Fiancée Chandler Bay Welcome Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
Jacob Underwood and fiancée Chandler Bay welcomed their first child, daughter Everest Bay, in his hometown of San Diego, California
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Welcome, Everest!

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Modern M Names for your Little Man!

Modern M Names for your Little Man! | Name News | Scoop.it
Madden Madden is derived from the ancient Irish clan name Ó Madain meaning little dog. Maddox Maddox is a Welsh surname meaning son of Maddoc, which means fortunate. Major Major is a military ranking as well as a Latin word name meaning greater. Maven Maven is Hebrew and a word name meaning one who understands.…
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More about:

Madden
Maddox
Major
Maven
Maverick
Maxen
Maxim
Memphis
Merrick
Midnight
Miller

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9 Baby Names with Built-In Halloween Costumes

9 Baby Names with Built-In Halloween Costumes | Name News | Scoop.it
These are the names with built-in Halloween costumes - or at least a few of them! Have you ever dressed up based on your name?
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Lovely Names Ending in “L”

Lovely Names Ending in “L” | Name News | Scoop.it
Do you love a good "L" name? Lillian, Lucy, Layla, or perhaps Linnea? The letter "L" makes a lovely sound and seems to dance off the tongue. If you love "L" names then you may consider one of these beauties that puts "L" at the end. Popular "L" Endings Abigail A Top 10 name since…
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What a lovely set of names! More info about all of these in the blog:

Abigail
Hazel
Isabel
Avril
Bristol
Laurel
Teal
Amabel
Anabel
Coral
Mabel
Muriel
Opal
Pearl
Sybil
April
Ariel
Chantel
Crystal
Liesl

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10 Years of Beautiful Babyberry Names

10 Years of Beautiful Babyberry Names | Name News | Scoop.it
10 years of fantastically gorgeous baby names on Nameberry birth announcements!
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This is such a great post! It really captures the essence of Berries' naming style.

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Wizarding World Baby Names: Find Your Harry Potter Name!

Wizarding World Baby Names: Find Your Harry Potter Name! | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's talk Wizarding World baby names. No, not the names of famous Hogwarts alumni. What might your name be if you were dropped into Diagon Alley?
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Character-Naming Advice for NaNoWriMo –

Character-Naming Advice for NaNoWriMo – | Name News | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I posted some general advice about naming fictional characters. And today I have another character-naming tip to offer, but today’s tip is specifically for name-lovers plannin…
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When I did it, I definitely changed a few characters' names halfway through - sometimes because I realised a different name would suit them better, sometimes because I forgot what I'd called them and didn't want to look back and lose momentum. Made it a bit confusing to read through afterwards!

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The Introduction of Indira –

The Introduction of Indira – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Indira not only first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1966, but it was the top debut name of of the year. 1970: 20 baby girls named Indira 1969: 14 baby girls named Indira 1968…
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Cliff Dwelling: Fewer than 100 Children Were Named This in 2017

According to data collected by the U.S. Social Security Administration GIRLS Advika - 80 girls were named this in 2017 Aminata - 7
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The Decade’s Hottest Baby Name Trends

The Decade’s Hottest Baby Name Trends | Name News | Scoop.it
Nameberry calculated which names have increased the most in usage over the past 10 years and identified five major baby naming trends of the decade.
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Babynamen der Woche 42/2018

Babynamen der Woche 42/2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Neo Ocean * Elida * Noam * Ricarda * Ferdinand Vitus * Elisa Marina * Samuel Johannes * Richard * Aurella Ines * Nikita Luisa * Lore Jonna Elisabeth * Paulinus Marcel * Arnold Frido * Tracey Tyra Hope * Ben-Matteo * Denise * Sophie Carlotta * Anina Hanna Magdalena * Samu Enrik * Junes Ole * Kenan Bjarne * Rolf Johann Georg * Jada-Rose Jilliana * Leni-Lee-Angel * Leyla-Sunny Rose * Julio Leander * Eduard Flynn * Zoey-Chiara * Ginevra * Luzius

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As usual, the weekly baby name announcements from Germany don't disappoint.

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Nomes e mais Nomes: Filhos dos famosos 2018 - João Pedro & Inã

Nomes e mais Nomes: Filhos dos famosos 2018 - João Pedro & Inã | Name News | Scoop.it
O blog dos nomes de A a Z. Nomes portugueses e Nomes brasileiros. Significados. Nomes antigos e modernos, rankings, debates!
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Welcome, both!

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Royal Baby Name Predictions

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Royal Baby Name Predictions | Name News | Scoop.it
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they are expecting on Monday, and baby name predictions are already in
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Andrew J. and Amber Stevens West Welcome Daughter Ava Laverne

Andrew J. and Amber Stevens West Welcome Daughter Ava Laverne | Name News | Scoop.it
Amber Stevens West and husband Andrew J. West have welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ava Laverne West, they confirm to PEOPLE exclusively
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Welcome, Ava!

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