Once again, it's that time of the year! The Social Security Administration just released the most popular baby names of 2017.
Many of the top names seem very much inspired by today's celebrity…culture, including the number-one girls' name, Emma, possibly after Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone. Also super popular: Ava, after famous movie director Ava Duvarnay (Selma and A Wrinke in Time) and the top boys' name, Liam, which, as Time posits, could be after either the One Direction singer Liam Payne, actor Liam Neeson, or actor and… >> Read More
If you're looking to find some baby name inspiration, celebrating your family is not just a traditional approach — it's also an awesome one, considering grandparents are totally cool. This is why…we rounded up the most popular Jewish baby names of the 1930s. We took a look at the Social Security Administration’s official list of the 200 most popular names of 1930s (what a time to grow up!). From this list, we rounded up some of the most popular Jewish names — and honestly, they’re clearly favorites for… >> Read More
Let's face it: Grandparents are among the coolest people on the planet. And if you're interested in honoring your elders in a Jewish way, we we rounded up the most popular Jewish baby names of the…1920s. We took a look at the Social Security Administration’s official list of the 200 most popular names of the decade that's known as the Jazz Age. From this list, we rounded up some of the most popular Jewish names — and honestly, they’re clearly favorites for a reason. And if you’re in need of more inspiration,… >> Read More
Comedian and late-night host Seth Meyers announced that he and his wife, Alexi Ashe, just welcomed their second son, Axel Strahl Meyers. On his show Monday night, he revealed how the baby was born…quickly on Sunday — so quickly, in fact, that he was delivered on the floor of their Manhattan apartment building lobby. Intense stuff. But perhaps the most poignant detail of Meyers' story is how their newborn is named in honor Ashe's grandparents, who survived the Holocaust: We named him Axel because it’s just a name… >> Read More
When it comes to naming kids, the rules aren't so black and white anymore. Traditionally, parents chose names based on the child's gender (boy or girl). Now, however, there's a growing awareness…about gender neutrality. Many parents are opting for gender-neutral clothes and toys — and baby names are moving in that direction, too. In fact, since the early 1900s, gender-neutral baby names have been on the rise. Take the name Charlie. According to Quartz, which analyzed the Social Security Administration’s public data on baby names, in 1910 just… >> Read More