When it comes to unusual names, should people be looking at more recent decades than those from 100 years ago? There are some who think so.
Essential Baby has thousands of baby name ideas for you to choose the perfect baby girl name or baby boy name.
Firstly you can check out our BABY NAME TOOL, where you can search by letter, meaning, name origin and gender.
You can chat with others about your ideas, and give advice to those looking for it, in our BABY NAME FORUM.
And below you'll find lists of names under popular categories. Browse through to find a name you love.
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- Rock and roll names
- Jazz, blues & soul music names
- Classical music names
- Britpop baby names
- Baby names from hip hop and rap
- Baby names from pop music
- Baby names from heavy metal and hard rock
- Scottish baby names
- Italian baby names
- Indian (Hindi) baby names
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- Top Australian baby names of 2015
- Baby names from Asia
- Baby names from Eastern Europe
- Baby names from Northern & Western Europe
- Aries baby names
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- Pisces baby names
Need more help finding the perfect baby name?
Head to our Baby Name Tool to browse by letter, meaning, gender or origin.
Use our Baby Name Tester tool to see how a name sounds in a variety of situations.
Talk to others and use the forum as a sounding board with baby names on our baby names forums. There are lots of naming fanatics ready to help with name ideas, sibsets and to warn you off no-go names in the baby name forum.
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