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If you haven't already, check out our Onomastics Blog (a blog about naming)!

Names in General

Name Voyager
This is a freaking SWEET interface that shows you names and their popularity over the past 100 years or so. Baby Names
This is a directory of different baby name sites out there (click on Baby Names). It includes's own site, which isn't bad! 
Behind the Names
This site has a long list of names and their origins, and what they mean. It's very good as well interesting. Don't forget to check out their Bulletin Board which is devoted to helping people find the origins of names.
The Social Security Administration Office of the Chief Actuary
This site documents the most popular names from 1880 to 1999. An excellent site for finding out what names are popular in the USA!
Based on Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz's best selling books Beyond Jennifer and Jason and The Last Word on First Names plus many others.
Baby Names Plus
This site has an extensive collection of names. The meanings are not always accurate, but it allows you to correct names, if they are wrong! A nice feature. Also includes popularity data.
Word Mixer
This is an interesting site-- type in existing names and it will create new names for you.
Think Baby Names:
an easy to search site listing names and their meanings.
Baby Names List
Search from twenty thousand baby names and get their meanings.
Baby Names Family
Names, meanings, articles and lots of other stuff.

Specialty Names

The Utah Baby Namer
Find out some interesting and downright weird names that are being used in Utah.

Name That Goth
Name suggestions for your baby goth

The Meaning of Names
Offers funny and frivolous meaning of name interpretations including baby names, pet names and surnames.

Names from Around the World

Japanese Baby Names
This site has a list of the most common Japanese names, plus how to spell them in Kanji.
Japanese Name Generator:
type in your name and get a Japanese equivalent!
Baby Name World
Has lists of names from all over the world. It doesn't seem very accurate for the Celtic names, but maybe other lists are better.
Armenian Names

Just think--if Cher's mother had known about this page when picking out a name for her baby girl, we could be listening to Sonny and Shnorhig right now...
How to Pronounce Finnish Names
Your Finnish blind date is named Yrjö. But how do you pronounce it? This site has sound files to tell you how!!
Irish Names: Traditional, Modern, and In-Between
This site is our other baby; it's about another obsession of ours: Irish names. It includes meanings, histories and other tidbits about Irish names. 
Scottish Names
A Companion site to the Irish names page listed above. It gives the same treatment to Scottish names.

What is Your name in Hawaiian?
Type in your name, and see what the Hawaiian equivalent is.
English to Hawaiian Name Translations
Here is another Hawaiian site dedicated to translating names. They also have other Hawaiian related stuff as well!
Get a Chinese Name
Online Mandarin Tools has a program that will re-name you based on sounds from your own name, birthday and desired attributes.

Translate your name into Chinese
This site finds characters for your name, you can then download your characters and print them out.
Name and Fame
Indian baby names, and all sorts of other lists.

IndoBase Indian Baby Names
Collection of Indian baby names along with their meanings. These names are broken down into all sorts of useful and interesting categories (language, religion, popular, rare etc.)!

Not Necessarily Name-related baby Stuff

Celebrity Baby Blog
Up to the minute information on children of the rich and famous.
Smocked Treasures
Beautiful handmade christening gowns and accessories.
Grandeur Green
Home for designer organic baby and kids apparel made with 100% organic cotton, natural green toys and many more organic baby products.

Presents for new mums - MamaBabyBliss offers pampering and beauty treatments for mother and babies including holistic massage, baby massage and baby yoga

Friends and Family

Queasy Listening
An excuse for Krustee and I to buy way too many bargain-bin records.
Planet Annoy
another project: has some fun toys and random weird stuff. NOTE: may not be entirely suitable for children.
My friend Krustee's site.
Metal and Madness
Kelly, my pal since Elementary school's Heavy Metal site.

Watershed Arts
Norah's Stepdad's page.

Laura Burch
Norah's Mom's page