Some well-reviewed baby name books include "The Complete Book of Baby Names" by Lesley Bolton, "The Baby Name Wizard" by Laura Wattenberg, "The Best Baby Name Book in the Whole World" by Bruce Lanskey and "Cool Names for Babies" by Pamela Redmond Satran. BehindtheName.com is a fantastic online resource for checking the etymology and history behind names.
"The Complete Book of Baby Names" features over 100,000 names and name definitions, provides lists of the most popular and most unique names, and includes idea-generating lists. "The Baby Name Wizard" tracks how well names have ranked over the years and provides name meanings and origins. "The Best Baby Name Book in the Whole World" lists over 13,000 names for boys and girls. It also includes "fascinating" facts about names, psychological stereotypes surrounding popular names and a list of 15 steps for choosing the right name for a baby. "Cool Names for Babies" gives lists of names sorted by theme.
Additional baby name dictionaries include "Beyond Ava & Aiden," "Puffy, Xena, Quentin, Uma," "Baby Names Now," "Beyond Jennifer, Jason, Madison, & Montana" and "Baby Name Survey Book." Books that contain names of certain themes include "Bible Names for your Baby," "The African-American Baby Name Book" and "O'Baby: The Irish Baby Names Book."
Visitors to BehindtheName.com can search for names that originate from a particular country or names that follow a certain theme, such as Biblical names or mythological names. The site also provides lists of the most popular names in several different countries.