80 episodes

Hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com. We explore one name topic per episode, dish about celebrity baby news, and take listener questions about names and naming. You don't have to be expecting to enjoy this show - you just have to be interested in names!

The Baby Names Podcast BabyNames.com

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 58 Ratings

Hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com. We explore one name topic per episode, dish about celebrity baby news, and take listener questions about names and naming. You don't have to be expecting to enjoy this show - you just have to be interested in names!

    Top Names from Around the World

    Top Names from Around the World

    Jennifer and Mallory review and analyze the top 5 names from 40 countries around the world: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia Federation, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and the United States.
    We also report on the current celebrity baby news and take questions from our listeners!
    Names mentioned in this episode: Dumaresq, Lucky, Liam, Maverick, Keaton, Cosmo, Rillian, Julia, Ottilie, Emerson, and more!
    View the full list of top names around the world on BabyNames.com!
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    The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com - online since 1996.
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    • 44 min
    Name Bites: Leo and Lavender

    Name Bites: Leo and Lavender

    In a new addition to our podcast, we present our second installment of Name Bites! Jennifer and Mallory each pick a name to present and discuss its origin, history, popularity, and namesakes.
    Names mentioned in this episode: Leo and Lavender
    Have a name you want us to cover? Write us at podcast@babynames.com. To chat with Jennifer, Mallory, and other name enthusiasts, join our Facebook Group!
    The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.
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    • 10 min
    Zen, Sage, and Names from New Age

    Zen, Sage, and Names from New Age

    Jennifer and Mallory suggest names associated with and reminiscent of New Age spirituality. We also report on the current Celebrity Baby News and take name questions from our listeners.
    Names mentioned in this episode: Idris, Malcolm, Avice, Isabeau, Rayssa, Momiji, Zen, Sage, Asta, Bodhi, Celeste, Déja, Ethereal, Kismet, Muse, Nyx, Seance, Solstice, Spirit, Vortex...and many, many more!
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    Related episodes:
    Names from Space
    Dark, Gothic, and Mystical Names
    Temporal (Time) Names
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    Sources
    Zen on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen
    11 Benefits of Burning Sage, How to Get Started, and More
    2014 Study on Sage: https://www.scielo.br/j/rbfar/a/p3kqjsDnN8fZxcdkgYbGQLC/?lang=en
    2016 Study on Sage: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/622/
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    • 41 min
    Name Bites: Lilibet and Roman

    Name Bites: Lilibet and Roman

    In a new addition to our podcast, we present our first installment of Name Bites! Jennifer and Mallory each pick a name to present and discuss its origin, history, popularity, and namesakes.
    Names mentioned in this episode: Lilibet, Elizabeth, Roman
    Have a name you want us to cover? Write us at podcast@babynames.com. To chat with Jennifer, Mallory, and other name enthusiasts, join our Facebook Group!
    The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.
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    • 11 min
    Olympic Names

    Olympic Names

    Episode 74 - In honor of the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, we're reviewing names from the U.S. Olympic team, past and present. We also review the current celebrity baby news and take two fun questions from our listeners.
    Names mentioned in this episode: Seim, Tino, Sky, Usain, Olympia, Olga, Nadia, Tennys, Napheesa, Evy, Nevin, Coryn, Francesca, Evita, Yul, Sakura, Genevra, Cheta, Tierna...and more!
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    Full U.S. Olympic Roster: https://babynames.com/blogs/names/us-olympic-team-2021
    2021 Olympics Schedule: https://www.nbcolympics.com/full-schedule
    Story of Seim: https://www.tiktok.com/@seimkuruc/video/6973130426198084870
    Usain Bolt Welcomes Twins! https://babynames.com/blogs/celebrities/olympian-usain-bolt-welcomes-twins
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    • 27 min
    Jewish Name Changing in America

    Jewish Name Changing in America

    Part 2 of a two-part series on Jewish names and identity. Our special guest is Kirsten Fermaglich, Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Michigan State University and author of A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America . We discuss how it became common after World War I for Jewish families to change their surnames and why. Jennifer and Mallory also reveal their TRUE family surname and some deep, dark family secrets.
    We also report on the latest celebrity baby news and take questions from listeners: What do you think about a boy named Hazel? What boy names can we use for a girl?
    Names mentioned in this episode: Childeric, Apollo, Clementine, Lilibet Diana, Arrow Fox, Elliot, Lux, Zillion, Mixolydian, and more!
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Kizzle1991dd3 ,

Great show

Love the show. I’m an expecting father and really enjoy the show. It’s hard for my wife and I to pick a name so we like all the suggestions on here. The hosts are funny and interesting too

Cubone&NatutrainerLannisterfan ,

What about…

Why don’t you do an episode on Japanese names? You’ve already done several other languages. It would help me out with naming the characters in my writing.

Derp Bean ,

Great!

I’m doing the 100 baby challenge in The Sims 4 and I am running out of names and I’m only at baby 60 so yeah!

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