100 Baby Names from A-Z
It's quite a decision, choosing a name for your baby. Many people have a lot of trouble deciding. The meaning of a name is often given a lot of consideration in making a choice, as well.
I've always had an interest in baby names and their meanings. Below is a comprehensive list of 100 favorite names, 50 for boys and 50 for girls. I haven't included meanings. Maybe I will research that for a future hub. There are however many websites out there that will provide names with their meanings especially if you are looking for a unique name. www.babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com is one such website. You can even look up the meaning of your own name if you never knew it. You can rate names that you like or don't like as well. They boast 27,000 names on the site!
Sometimes, meaning does not matter much to the parents, they are just drawn to a name because it sounds beautiful. Some parents also feel a need to see their born baby's face, look at his or her features and look into his or her eyes before making a final decision about the name.
It's quite an interesting thing really. I've had friends who chose names for their babies and I wonder what fueled that final decision. I've also known families where every member including the parents have a name that starts with the same letter. There is a now famous American family with nineteen children and every family member's name begins with the letter J. Well, they are very lucky to have chosen the letter J, because there are plenty of names available beginning with that letter!
Additionally, we've all seen the kind of names that celebrities have chosen for their babies. With the celebrity baby boom of the past couple of years, we have seen new attention given to names like Sunday, Apple, Maddox and Bronx. www.babynames.com has its own take on the best and worst celebrity baby names of 2008.
www.babynamesworld.parentsconnet.com or www.babynames.com, free databases and the baby name books listed by amazon and ebay are good for really in-depth research for finding that right name. For expectant parents, I hope you enjoy the list that I've created below.: