Top 9 Baby Naming Tools
Google “baby names,” and you’ll find almost as many baby naming sites as baby names themselves. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out our very own Bump Baby Namer and browse through tons of baby name options either alphabetically or by origin. Then watch as our namer makes personalized suggestions based on your tastes!
Want to see what else is out there? We’ve tested and reviewed all the other major baby namers for you. Here’s a quick rundown of what we found out, including basic site info and pros and cons. Look for three stars next to our favorites, and click the screen shots to go to the site. Also, help us out by leaving a comment with your _own _favorite site or thoughts on the ones we have listed!
Baby Name Guide ](http://www.babynameguide.com/)
Number of Names: 18,000
Best for: Big lists of names with simple meanings
Features: The database here is divided into categories(German, floral, biblical, etc.) and give straightforward results,including meanings and origins. It also has a function where you can sift out results based on the phonetics of mom and dad’s names… kind of addicting!
Cons: Kind of dry, nothing all that special
*** Baby Names World***
Number of Names: Over 16,000
Best for: Browsing, searching and basic info
Features: Super easy to navigate, and tons of ways to sort and browse names. It’s simple to filter out names based on your preferences, and the chart format will help you look through names faster. And, there’s a cool e-book with lots of good advice. A great place to find all the basics.
Cons: Not as much info for each name as some sites, and little commentary.
Number of Names:??
Best for: Finding out what other people think
Features: For every name, see a user ranking, as well as the number of “favorite” lists it’s on. Songs the name appears in are also listed, which isn’t found on many other sites. Search by gender, origin and first or last letters. You can also browse alphabetically or by popularity or categories like Shakespeare, celebrities and soap operas.
Cons: The info for each name is pretty basic, with meaning,origin and famous namesakes. And, since you can’t search or compare names by the user ratings, it’s tough to tell what those ranking really mean.