Welcome to your ultimate guide to baby names!
Hello, and welcome! If you’re expecting a new addition to your family or just fascinated by names and their meanings, you’re in the right place.
At Click Baby Names, our mission is to assist you in finding that perfect name by providing a rich repository of names along with their meanings, origins, popularity, cultural usage and associated stories. We aim to make the process of choosing a name not only easier but also enjoyable and enlightening.
Who runs Click Baby Names? A mom who’s been through baby naming four times
As a mom of four, I understand the significance of choosing a name — it’s not just a label, but an identity your child carries for life.
My name’s Nancy J Price, and if you’re wondering about my old-fashioned name, I got it from my sweet grandmother. She was born back in the 1920s, when Nancy was one of most popular baby names. Here we are, seen nearly 100 years apart:
Professionally, I’ve been deeply involved in parenting and family-oriented content. I’ve written for publications like Parents and Baby, and served as the editor-in-chief of two national newsstand pregnancy magazines, and co-founded the ePregnancy website and print magazine. (That publication was the top pregnancy magazine in the U.S. during its time — with a circulation topping 500,000 copies, and welcoming more than a million unique visitors to the website.)
After co-founding SheKnows.com in 1999, I helped turn it into a top lifestyle website for women, which reached more than 30 million readers per month before I left in 2012. I’ve also managed and contributed to several parenting-focused sites under the SheKnows brand, including Pregnancy & Baby, GeoParent, and All Parenting, among others.
More recently, I spent two years as the Executive Editor for Gannett/USA Today’s former Grateful project, and own and operate this site along with a few others mentioned below.
An author you can trust
My experience doesn’t stop at magazines and websites. I’m the author of several books that align closely with the theme of naming, as well as with parenting. These include The Encyclopedia of American Last Names, which explores the genealogy and meanings of 1,000 surnames — many of which are also popular first names.
I’ve also created The Ultimate Hawaii Activity Book, the All-In-One Pregnancy Calendar, Daily Countdown, Planner and Journal, and even worked on the book SheKnows.com Presents – The Mommy Files: Secrets Every New Mom Should Know.
A comprehensive approach to naming
Our site features an exhaustive database of over 12,000 names, but we’re more than just a collection. Our goal is to establish ourselves as the premier destination for well-researched and meaningful names.
Not only do we offer names from diverse themes and cultures worldwide, but we also consistently refine our tools and services, ensuring an enhanced and ever-evolving experience for our visitors.
Family is at the heart of it all
At the end of the day, family is what matters most. I started this small business because I wanted to work from home, so I could be with my four favorite humans.
I’ve worked around their schedules, putting in hours both night and day for years and years and years to make Click Baby Names and my other sites work. (You are invited to check out my other endeavors — ClickAmericana.com, a vintage & retro wonderland; PrintColorFun.com, which features a collection of coloring pages and activities for kids; and Lilyvolt.com, a site dedicated to Gen X).
The team and home life
Though I’m a fourth-generation San Francisco Bay Area native, I’m now based in Arizona. There, I work from home, and live with or near my four amazing kids and, as of 2023, a gorgeous granddaughter. Also along for the ride is my partner (novelist Daniel Price, author of The Flight of the Silvers book series), and a rotation of rescue pets.
What began as a solo endeavor has now grown into a team effort, with my daughters, my best friend, and even my sister pitching in. And yes, we’re ad-supported, so you can enjoy all of this content at no cost.
What we offer
We all know how important a good name can be, and we’re here to help you find one that will resonate with your child through every stage of their life.
Click Baby Names is structured to provide you with a wealth of information and insights on various aspects of naming. Here’s a peek into what you’ll find here:
- Baby naming themes: Explore themes that add a unique flavor to names, from music- or food-inspired to whimsical or royal.
- Names by origin: Embark on a global naming adventure.
- Popular names by year & decade: Travel through time with trending names from different eras.
Navigate your way
Our site is organized to help you effortlessly explore the world of names. Whether you’re curious about the top names, exploring baby names by letter or distinguishing between boy names, girl names and gender-neutral names, it’s all here, neatly categorized for your convenience.
Stay in the loop
We are committed to regularly updating our content to provide fresh, relevant, and engaging baby naming resources. There’s always something new to discover at Click Baby Names!
So feel free to explore and make the most of the resources we’ve put together. We’re thrilled you’re here, and look forward to being a part of this wonderful time.
– Nancy J Price, founder & editor, ClickBabyNames.com