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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.

Search Baby Names & Meanings

Search our growing database of baby names to find just the right name for your baby or to find out what your own name means!

Celebrity Baby Names

Celebrity baby names are usually not conventional, but some of them become popular. Here is our growing list of celebrity baby names.

Celebrity Baby Names

Naming Your Baby

Picking a name is one of the most important things you will do for your child, so why not take some time to look through our collection of baby naming resources.

Naming Your Baby

Unusual Baby Names

Unique or unusual baby names are tempting when it is time to name your child; however, you should also be aware of the pitfalls that a unique name might have.

Unusual Baby Names

Biblical Baby Names

Biblical names are some of the most widely used names, and for good reason. The tradition and history behind these names makes them a great choice!

Biblical Baby Names

Types of Baby Names

The baby name collection on this site is constantly evolving, and a good way to browse through our database is selecting the type of name you are interested in.

Types of Baby Names