The New Age Baby Name Book


The New Age Baby Name Book is the quirky naming guide that has outlasted the trendiness of New Age. It has a total of 20,000 names including classic, popular, offbeat & even gender-neutral that are taken from dozens of cultures & traditions.

Provides the largest available listing of both traditional and contemporary names on the market--more than 10,000.

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The New Age Baby Name Book is the quirky naming guide that has outlasted the trendiness of New Age. It has a total of 20,000 names including classic, popular, offbeat & even gender-neutral that are taken from dozens of cultures & traditions.

Provides the largest available listing of both traditional and contemporary names on the market--more than 10,000.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446606073
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2009
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Browder is an award-winning journalist with over 300 articles to her credit. Her articles on relationships, health issues, and parenting have appeared in Woman's Day, New Woman, Reader's Digest, and Cosmopolitan magazines and the Washington Post, Newsday, and the Miami Herald. Besides the books published by Workman, Sue is the author of Born Dancing: A Guide to Baby's Body Language (Harper & Rowe) and co-author of Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Sex (Dutton). Her appearances on national TV include Oprah, Geraldo, and the Today Show. Sue is the mother of two children and lives outside Los Angeles with her husband.
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For Girls

ASA-(Japanese) "Born in the morning"

CLAIRE-(Latin) "Brilliant or illustrious"

LILA-(Hindi) "The free, playful will of God"

QIANRU-(Chinese) "Pretty smile"

WAKANDA-(Sioux) "Inner magical power"

For Boys

ANDERS-(Scandinavian) "Strong and manly

DYLAN-(Old Welsh) "Son of the Wave"

ISIAH-(Hebrew) "Salvation of the Lord"

RASHID-(Swahili) "One of good council"

WILNY---(Native American) "Eagle singing while flying"

Excerpted from The New Age Baby Name Book. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.

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Table of Contents


What's a "New Age" Baby Name Book?


Choosing a Name for the Twenty-First Century


The Psychology of Naming Your Baby

Name That Stereotype


Twelve Fun, Easy Ways to Create a Special Name


Choosing a Name from a Special Culture


Choosing an Astrological, Magical, or Numerological Name

The Twelve Zodiac Signs


Naming Customs: Familiar Names That Are Rarely Used

Important to Know: Does Higher Education Influence Baby Names?

Did You Know: Naming Babies After the Rich and Famous

The Legend of St. Barbara

Poetic Vietnamese Names

How Soon Will Your Baby Know Her Name?

Umbundu Proverb Names

Saintly Irish Names

Time-of-Birth Names

Magic Names

Did You Know: "Also Names"

Gift Names

Important to Know: Overly Unusual Spellings of Traditional Names

What if Your Baby Grows Up Hating Her Name?

Trait Names

African Order-of-Birth Names

Miwok Indian Seed Names

Naming Customs: Laplanders

Should Your Children's Names Complement Each Other?

Important to Know: How Much a Girl Likes Her Name

Newly Coined "La-" Names

Hawaiian Sky Names

Chinese Flower Names

Miwok Indian Chicken-Hawk Names

Important to Know: Trendy "Masculine" Girls' Names

"Sexy" Names: Drawbacks in the Corporate World?

Six Hidden Messages a Name Can Send

Miwok Farewell-to-Spring Names

Miwok Indian Bear Names

French-Sounding Girls' Names

How Classy is Cackle?

Naming Your Adopted Baby

Japanese Animal Names

Day-of-the-Week Names

Polynesian Nature Names

Japanese Virtue Names



Did You Know: One-Third of Young People Wish for a Different Name

Israeli Holy Names

A New Naming Trend

Did You Know: What Your Signature Reveals

A Martyr Named Briant

Did You Know: Naming Your Child with Initials

Nigerian "Chi" Names

Naming Customs: Ultra-Trendy and Ultra-Original

Where Middle Names Began

Naming Customs: The Ultimate Act of Generosity

Did You Know: Crisis in China

Naming Customs: Formerly Masculine Names

Arabic Occupation and Title Names

The Longest Name in the United States

Did You Know: A Child's Name Is Central to His or Her Identity

New England "Trends"

Naming Customs: Spanish Nicknames

Did You Know: Surnames

Native American Nature Names

The Most Unpopular Names in This Country

Did You Know: Whom You're More Likely to Marry

Did You Know: Do Smooth-Sounding Names Influence Voters?

Miwok Indian Names

Nicknames: Insulting or Flattering

Nigerian Holy Names

To Each His Own

The Long and Short of Presidential Names

Hidden Meanings in Our Own Names

Naming Customs: Adult Nicknames

Naming Tip: How Flexible Should a Name Be?

Scandinavian Mythology Names

Miwok Indian Names

Lucky Chinese Names

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2000


    I found this book to be fascinating....I collect name books (I have no idea why) and this book was a welcome find...very diverse, and helpful for those willing to seek out a name beyond Caitlin and Ashley..Taylor and Tyler...However, some look great on paper, but said aloud is a different story entirely. (Example: Orji- has a woodsy meaning, but it IS said how it looks.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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