100,000+ Baby Names: The Most Helpful, Complete, & Up-to-Date Name Book

100,000+ Baby Names: The Most Helpful, Complete, & Up-to-Date Name Book

by Bruce Lansky


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The most helpful, complete, and yearly up-to-date name book

What's new about names? The new edition of 100,000+ Baby
Names by Bruce Lansky features the most up-to-date lists of names, trends, advice, and fascinating facts about names, including:

  • Hundreds of newly popular names and variations
  • The latest list of top 100 names for boys and girls
  • The latest naming trends: what's hot and what's not
  • The most rapidly rising and falling top 1,000 names
  • Updated lists of names to consider, including names of newly famous people and fictional characters
  • The most popular gender-neutral names and their rates of use (more for boys, more for girls, or 50/50)
  • New (and classic) celebrity baby names
And our list of names from around the world keeps growing! Here you'll find more than 100,000 names—complete with origins, meanings, variations, and famous namesakes. You'll find names from major linguistic and ethnic groups of origin, including English (19,000 names), Latin (11,000 names), Greek (11,000 names), American (11,000 names), Hebrew (9,000 names), Hispanic (9,000 names), French (8,000 names), Irish (7,000 names), and German (6,000 names)—plus thousands of Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Scandinavian, Polish, Native American, Hawaiian, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Australian/Aboriginal, African, and Hindi names. The list features unique spellings of popular names that are catching on, plus newly popular names and variations not listed in other books and websites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684039992
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 537,038
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Bruce Lansky is the #1 author of baby-name books in North America, selling over 11.5 millions copies of baby name books. His other name books include: The Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World, The Very Best Baby Name Book, 60,000+ Baby Names, 25,000+ Baby Names, 15,000+ Baby Names.

Table of Contents

Introduction iv

How to Pick a Name You and Your Baby Will Love 1

What's Hot, What's Not: The Latest Popularity Trends 4

The Most Popular Names 6

Top 100 Girls' Names 6

Top 100 Boys' Names 7

Changes to Top 100 8

Newly Popular Names in the Top 1000 8

The Most Popular Names through the Decades 9

The Most Popular Names around the World 12

Classic Names around the World 14

The Most Popular Names in Each State 16

The Impressions Names Make 21

Names Inspired by People, Places, and Things 23

Star Kids 48

The Name Exchange 53

How to Pick Names for Siblings or Multiples 57

Baby Name Legal Guide 58

Fascinating Facts about Names 60

Girls 65

Boys 323

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