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: 9781439183571
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 303,667
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Bruce Lansky is the #1 author of baby-name books in North America. His other name books include: What's Your Baby's Name, Baby Names Around the World, 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, The Baby Name Survey Book, and 5-Star Baby Name Advisor. He is also editor of a successful series of humor books, children's poetry books, and children's fiction.

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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100,000+ Baby Names: The Most Helpful, Complete, & Up-To-Date Name Book 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
MrsLittle More than 1 year ago
I love names, and this book has one hundred thousand of them! I really enjoyed the beginning section of fun statistics of names, and just the sheer number of names. One thing I would change though, would to to omit the name variants after each name, in favor of pronunciations. I would rather know how to correctly pronounce a name, than know all the made-up nick-names for it. I still enjoy it and use it for reference, but I also need to get a second names book for pronunciations.
FLDad More than 1 year ago
Very good book to start with when trying to determine what name to choose, however, there are lots of names in the book that are duplicates which if they're really talking about 100,000 is a stretch. But, good place to start
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to figure out what to name you child and what each name means.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now if they would only make an app so i could search by language or meaning like a dictionary
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awsome! Since we have 5 children (Opal, Delaney, Christoper, Hannah, and Marty). We had no idea what to name our next baby girl. So my husband and I chose Vanessa. I hope you like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great baby name book in that it is not only vast it's also an interesting read! There are facts about names and various blurbs about others naming their babies and interesting 'and unfortunate' names. This book has lists of most common names of various decades and you can see where the name you picked ranked in popularity the last few years. We had perused many baby name books, but this is the one that we liked the most. Honestly, they all pretty much have the same names, right?! This book puts a nice spin and new perspective on an exciting, sometimes frustrating, time of our lives that is heavy with the responsibility in giving a child the perfect name. We used this book when selecting names for our twins and I definitely recommend this one!
onyxfox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alright, this is done by the same author that did The Very Best Baby Name Book. Even though it offers more names... this one is 100,000 and the other is only 30,001... still wouldn't recommend. The only difference really is he added a ton of unusual names... like Clotario. Spare yourself!
tuffsme on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are quite literally 100,000 baby names contained in this book; however, I was very disappointed to find that the vast majority of these names are highly ordinary and overused. Names such as 'Amy, Joe, Sam and Jack.' The definitions and origins of the names are informative and enjoyable, though.
SandSing7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is burdened by too many names that are ridiculous, as opposed to just unusual or unique. In addition, all nicknames are listed separately and without definitions, which made the index cumbersome and nearly impossible to navigate on my ereader. I would not recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Girls _______ Addison Faith Hope Rose Jade Monroe Jasmine Rose Serenity Ann Paige Baylee Ashlyn Brooke Katrina Belle Paisley Renee Boys _______ Zachary Thomas William Parker Xavier Dylan Bentley Kale Levi Nathan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love cause it helps me figure out what baby name i want for my girl and a good name is Timia an for a nickname it could b Mimi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will this help me name my soon to be born daughter. It would be great to know before I spend $10.00 on this. If you have an answer for me; respond or comment back to Paige or Expecting Mother. THANK YOU!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I was looking through this name filled book my husband and I were deciding what to name our soon to be daughter. As many moms know it is a very hard thing to do. My husband and I are very excited that we found a name with the help of this book. Our daughter's name will soon be Adelaide Grace Lavelle and we think ot is a gorgeous name. OUR DAUGHTER IS EXPECTED TO BE BORN ON DECEMBER 25!!!
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U are weied
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello everyone. My name is Opal. Now you just gave birth to a kit with creamy spiky fur with amber eyes. She cat. Your most likley thinking what am i going to name her without making it relistic. You turn to you mate who has not answers. Im here to help you. I have names for you to chose from. Give me your kits descreiption and give me a little time i will give you five names to pick from. But i also have some other things for you. New to the clans and need a cat name? Just post your descreption and i will give you five nsmes to pick from. Heres the last one. Leaders you are trying to think of the perfect name for a she cat or tom that means a lot to you. Cant think of anything. Post their descreptions and i will give you five names. Descreptions are in result two. In result three you can post ideas that i can do for names. Result four is the kit name results. Result five is a full cat namw results. Result six is for the last names for leaders. Also i do results togeather like five in one post. I need your name or somthing i can refure to you as. Enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased the nook book that cost .99. I wish I looked better because it was not the "100,000 + Baby Names: The Most Complete Baby Name Book" , it was called "Baby Name Trend Report: Insight from the top-selling baby name author (eBook)". Waste of my time and dollar, when all I had to do was search the internet for that information. Wish that the actual book popped up as the nook book. It was only 35 pages long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short names Brooke Jade Anne Lee Lin Sky Blue Rose Sta Paige Saige Food names Pepper Hazel Peprika Margerita Parsley Coco Ginger Nature Autumn Winter Spring Sky Star Rose Petunia Robin Raven Liana Color Hazel Sage Blue Baige Pink Scarlet Pretty Ariana Katherina Noelia Sophia Bible Mary Delilah Hana Rebekah Leah Lydia eve Magdeline Sarah Nice names Grace Joy Hope Faith Miricale Pacitence Honesty Serentity HOPE THIS HELPED
Shyleigh_James More than 1 year ago
This book is helpful from a writer's point of view if you are naming your characters, but from a parent attempting find a fitting name for their child it leaves something to be desired. It has more repeats than original names, skips quite a number of popular foreign names (if that's your thing) and would be great benefited by eliminating spelling variations (if you're going to change the spelling of the name chances are you can figure it out on your own) in favor of a pronunciation guide. All in all it is fun to flip through but I won't be using it as an actual reference to name my little one on the way.
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I read the sample book and i loved it so much because it was great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had a lot of weird names and kept freezing my nook, never had that problem with any other books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really liked the fun lists, very entertaining