Name Matchmaker

Thinking about your matches...

1. Names You Like

Enter one or more names that appeal to you to get suggestions with a similar style

Search Tips

Sliders: The preference sliders narrow down your results to a particular range of popularity or length. Move the left dot to indicate the minimum you'd accept, the right dot to the maximum. Your results will all be in-between.

Style Preferences: Click "prefer" or "avoid" to help the MatchMaker know which style qualities you care most about. The MatchMaker will take your preferences into consideration, but it's not an absolute -- for instance, it may not be able to find a full list of names just like Luigi and Francesco that are NOT Italian!

Tip: the fewer preferences you select, the more powerful each one is. Only click the choices that are most important to you.

2. Control Panel

You can adjust factors you care about to help the MatchMaker understand your personal taste.
Show Me:
I prefer names with these qualities...
Current Popularity Level:
Rare Popular
All-Time Peak Popularity:
Rare Popular
Length (in letters):
Short Long

3. Style and Culture Preferences

Prefer Avoid Prefer Avoid
Search Tips

Symbols Key

Rank: Current U.S. popularity rank among all names of that sex

Graph: Graph of historical U.S. popularity since 1880. Click to open NameVoyager graph.

Celeb: The number of celebrity babies given that name. Click to view Celebrity Baby Name Database entries.

Trend: Is the name's popularity heading up (green arrow) or down (red)?

Book: A book icon means you can read a full entry for the name in the Baby Name Wizard book.

Fave: Add name to your favorites list, which you can see by clicking the Settings button at the upper right of the page.

Matchmaker Suggestions
Name Rank Graph Trend Celeb Book Fave This!
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