Brandon's Notepad

October 31, 2009

Baby Names

Filed under: Online Tools — Brandon @ 8:00 pm
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Choosing a name for a new baby can be difficult. Baby name books are readily available, but they contain only a limited number of names and are not always organized the same way. Some try to cover all possible etnicities equally, which reduces even further the suggestions for members of any one group. Online resources are not so constrained. Here are some sources we’ve used in the past.

The Social Security Admministration hosts a Popular Baby Names page that provides several search options, including popularity rankings by State, year, or overall usage.

The Baby Name Wizard has several neat tools. The NameFinder is a unique search engine with very relevant search criteria. The Namipedia includes name definitions and statistics. The NameMapper is a visualization tool to drill down on name information by location.

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