Synopses & Reviews
The most helpful, complete, and up-to-date name book
Includes the latest:
• Naming trends & advice
• The top 100 names for boys & girls
• Newly popular names
• Notorious celebrity baby names
• Gender-neutral names
• Over 600 helpful lists of names to consider
What’s New About Names?
The Most Complete, Helpful, Up-to-Date, and Fun-to-Read Name Book Just Got Better!
The new edition of 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky features the most up-to-date lists of names, trends, advice, and fascinating facts about names.
Here’s what’s new:
• Hundreds of newly popular names and variations
• The latest list of top 100 names for boys and girls
• The latest naming trends: what’s hot and what’s not
• The most rapidly rising and falling top 1,000 names
• Updated lists of names to consider, including names of newly famous people and fictional characters
• The most popular gender-neutral names and their rates of use (more for boys, more for girls, or 50/50)
• New (and classic) celebrity baby names
• Original birth names of newly popular celebrities
And our list of names from around the world keeps growing!
Here you’ll find more than 100,000 names—complete with origins, meanings, variations, fascinating facts, and famous namesakes. You’ll find names from major linguistic and ethnic groups of origin, including English (19,000 names), Latin (11,000 names), Greek (11,000 names), American (11,000 names), Hebrew (9,000 names), Hispanic (9,000 names), French (8,000 names), Irish (7,000 names), and German (6,000 names)—plus thousands of Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Scandinavian, Polish, Native American, Hawaiian, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Australian/Aboriginal, African, and Hindi names. The list features unique spellings of popular names that are catching on, plus newly popular names and variations not listed in other books and websites.
This book will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!
This complete baby naming resource includes more names and more helpful features than any other book on the market:
-Over 100,000 baby names and their meanings, derivations and famous namesakes
-5,000 Hispanic names.
-Icons to identify names used for both genders, and to indicate whether they're used evenly, more for boys, or more for girls.
-Updated lists ranking the 100 most popular names for boys and girls in 2004
-Top-hundred ranked names are starred in the main text of the book.
-A new introductory chapter by Bruce Lansky: "How to Pick A Name for Your Baby"
-300 helpful lists of names to consider, including famous authors, actors, athletes, artists, scientists as well as lists of names that convey an image: attractive, smart, competent, friendly, wimpy, etc.
In this revised edition you'll find over 100,000 up-to-date names that reflect the latest naming trends--complete with origins, meanings, and variations. This includes ethnic names from over a hundred countries: nearly 19,000 English
names, 12,000 Latin
names, 10,000 Hebrew
names, 11,000 Greek
names, 9,000 African-American
names, 9,000 Hispanic
names, 8,000 French
names, 8,000 Irish
names, 7,000 German
names, 4,000 Arabic
names, and thousands of Scandinavian
, Native American
, and Hawaiian
names--plus many more names from many more origins.
You'll also find:
—Over 300 lists of fascinating names to consider
—Gender-neutral names shared by girls and boys
—Unique spellings of popular names
—The most-up-to-date lists of top 100 boys' and girls' names and the latest trends
—The most complete list of celebrity baby names
—Ideas for picking names for siblings
—A list of 12 factors to consider when choosing names This book will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!
About the Author
Bruce Lansky has edited a number of poetry anthologies (including Rolling in the Aisles, Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, If Kids Ruled the School, A Bad Case of the Giggles, Miles of Smiles, and No More Homework! No More Tests!), and 3 silly songbook anthologies. Lansky created the popular GigglePoetry.com website for children and the PoetryTeachers.com website for teachers. He also created the Girls to the Rescue series, the New Fangled Fairy Tales series, and the Can You Solve the Mysteries series.