Behind the Name
the etymology and history of first names; also gives meaning when possible
has a name generator that is v. useful
20,000+ Names From Around the World!
Baby Names, Pet Names, Sim Names, Story Character Names. Thousands of names from around the world sorted and categorized by country, language and meaning. Many of the names include detailed etymology; all include meaning.
Character Name Database
Writers! Feel free to explore this 60,000 name database in search of the perfect character name. This is the world’s largest database of forenames complete with origins, meanings, and numerology interpretations – brought to you by Vanessa Grant and Muse Creations Inc.
Think! Baby Names
Resource on names for writers. Provides the meaning, origin, history, religious significance, and popularity of first names.
Quick Baby Names
20,000 searchable baby names and their meanings, with popularity charts based on US statistics, and “a nifty little name “filter” that makes choosing a baby name a whole lot easier.”
Nearly two million names and over 45,000 meanings and histories.
Medieval Names Archive: English, Old English, and Anglo-Norman Names
Excellent lists of names and articles on names from a variety of periods; well-researched and definitive.
Medieval Names Archive: Names from Other Countries
Names and articles on names from cultures and periods around the world.
SCA College of Arms - Name Articles
The Society for Creative Anachronism’s page on names, naming, names by culture, names by history, and much more.
"We have over 51,000 names, with meanings, origins, popularity graphs, surveys, and more! Pronunciation, full search functionality, and more are coming in early 2005."
You have reached the website of a Swiss given name enthusiast who will try hard to infect you with some enthusiasm about that subject too. BabyNames.ch is not a mostly static website with just some basic search and browsing thrown in, but a web application with fast-growing functionality. Enjoy!
Most Popular: Most popular baby names from nearly 50 countries, provinces and cities
Languages: Over 100 of them, including Albanian,Tagalog and Malay
Nameberry includes an authoritative 50,000 name database developed over two decades, a daily blog on baby names, unique lists and features , and a vibrant community of expectant parents and name lovers.
Baby Names Finder
We’ll help you find the perfect baby name. Search for boy or girl names by first letter, number of syllables, meaning, origin, and more — or look up a name you like and we’ll suggest related names you might love. Not sure where to start? Get tips for picking a baby name and browse our baby name inspiration lists.
judearaya said: baby center has a thing, where if you pick one name, it generates a web of names that are similar or that are often picked as sibling names, and you can poke around that way?
Info about names at least sometimes includes info about popularity over time/region/etc.
Baby Names at BabyNames.com
Last Name Meanings Dictionary
NameVoyager | The Baby Name Wizard
Character Name Database: Search the Database.
name trends (USA)
name statistics (USA)
babynamefacts: popular names by country
Most Popular Given Names in the USA by Year
Popular Baby Names by Birth Year (USA
The Name Machine: Ranks the popularity of names over the past 100 years.
Seventh Sanctum | Name Generators
Character Name Generator
Random Name Generator
Fictional Character Names Generator