Which websites list name meanings and origins?


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Sites like Baby Names, Baby Center and Nameberry all offer varying searchable databases of names with information about the origins and uses of those names and about their original meanings. These sites let users carefully consider names and see them in their original contexts to make choosing names for children easier.

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Nameberry offers a diverse array of lists of names and name meanings grouped by varying categories. These categories include celebrity and historical names along with lists which track name popularity over time in order to establish which names are or have been trendy or popular at given times in history.

Baby Center maintains a simple search function which allows users to search through gendered and unisex names maintained as lists on the site. Each name has a small packet of information in its entry, including the culture in which it rose to prominence and what the name itself means.

Baby Names lets users search for names by culture and by gender. Hovering over a name causes a bubble to appear which describes the name's origins and its meaning. Clicking on the name produces a page displaying the same information, making it easy for parents or potential parents to determine which names may suit their child.

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