Where Can You Find the Meaning of Boys' Names?


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Behind the Name is a website that specializes in compiling information about the meanings of names. Information about boy's name meanings can also be found on baby naming sites, such as Baby Center. In both cases, the user can search for a specific name and gender.

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Where Can You Find the Meaning of Boys' Names?
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Using Behind the Name, a user can search for a specific name and visit a page that details the name's pronunciation, origin and meaning. For names that have a well-known history, such as names with a biblical origin, there is more in-depth historical information and spelling variants in other languages. In some cases, users can click through to see a breakdown of the evolution of the name from its original spelling. Behind the Name also offers information about the popularity of names in different countries over the last several years.

Baby Center allows users to search for specific names and provides the meaning, origin and rank of popularity in the United States. The information on this site is not as detailed compared to Behind the Name, so there may not be as much information about very uncommon boy's names. Both websites allow the user to search or browse names by gender, as well as language of origin.

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