Behind theName allows users to discover the meaning and history behind first names. BabyNames.com, Nameberry and Nymbler also provide information regarding the meaning of specific names.
When a name is entered at Behind the Name, the site gives the name's pronunciation, usual gender usage, alternate spellings and an explanation of the name's history and what it means today. The site also shows each name's current popularity among various nations, and the surnames section of the website provides information about the origin and history of last names. Expectant parents can visit the site's message boards to discuss potential names, share ideas and gather input from other users.
BabyNames.com, Nameberry and Nymbler are also available at no cost to users, and no membership is required.