Select LettersChoose individual letter or combos throughout the name
GenderNarrow search by gender
PopularityNarrow search by current popularity range, or time period when the name hit its peak
Current PopularitySet sliders to the max/min range
Rare Occasional Common
Era of Peak PopularitySelect from the drop-down
Instructions and Search Tips
Use the "Select Letters" search to find names with individual letters, letter strings or combinations at different points in the name. For example:
- Starting: A, E, I, O, U
- = must start with a vowel
- Ending: ETTE
- = must end with the suffix "ette"
- Anywhere: TT, DD
- = must include a double t or d
- Starting: M N R + Ending: N
- = must start with m, n, or r AND end with n
Use the "Current Popularity" slider to restrict your search to names that are more or less popular for babies today. Drag the left-hand pointer to the minimum level of popularity you prefer in a name, an the right-hand pointer to the maximum.
Use the "Era of Peak Popularity" drop-down if you're looking for a name with the style of a particular time period. For example, choose the earliest decades to find baby names with an antique sound, or 1930's to get ideas for character names for a story set during the Great Depression.
Mix and Match!
Experiment with using the different controls together to find, say, uncommon girls' names ending with