Thinking about your matches...
1. Names You LikeEnter one or more names that appeal to you to get suggestions with a similar style
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 PanelYou can adjust factors you care about to help the MatchMaker understand your personal taste.
3. Style and Culture Preferences
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.