Types of Names
There are variety of categories for names, and we have developed a list of different types of names which are of interest to those who are looking to pick a name for their baby, or to find the meaning of their (or someone's) name.
The variety of name types available here are based on popularity; however, we are always working on adding more obscure categories to quench the desire of those users who may be interested in unusual or unique names.
- Biblical & Saint's NamesNames inspired by the Bible and Christian saints, including meaning and history.
- Gothic NamesNames which are inspired by and/or represent the Gothic period and modern goth culture.
- Modern NamesNames with relatively short histories, which go back only decades.
- Traditional & Old FashionedNames which are inspired by historical characters, the Bible, and classical literature.
- Unisex NamesThese are names that can be used for either boys or girls.
- Medieval NamesNames with roots dating back between the 5th and the 15th century.
- Theophoric NamesTheophoric names are inspired by the names of ancient gods and goddesses.
- Proverbial NamesProverbial names originate from African tribal tradition of life event naming.
- HypocorismsHypocorisms are shorter versions of given names, which are also known as nicknames.
- Cute NamesThe last few decades have seen the advent of cute names which are modern creations.
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