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American Baby Names!
This page is crammed with information about choosing an American baby name. The origins of American names, first and surnames. We have provided a selection of over 2,000 American names to choose from! Still unsure? Then check out over 50,000 others available via the Index. Click the following links to access:
American Baby Boy Names
American Baby Girl Names
American Baby Names Dictionary
An American Baby Name - Info requested by our visitors
In their search for an American Name people become interested in researching their own surname or family name and First Name. We have therefore included this information to meet the requests of our visitors.
Surnames are complicated. The meanings and origins of British surnames have been described and are certainly not without complications. These British surnames were taken to America and became American surnames. Now add to this the other surnames that derive from many other countries in the World and we have a vast amount of possible derivations of American surnames! Many US surnames have retained the form that they had in other countries. But the origins of many other American surnames were changed so that American speakers would find them easier to pronounce and spell. And, of course, Native American surnames can also be added to increase the complexities of American surnames. American surnames embody all the surnames of the world. Tracing American surnames is a difficult task. Please refer to Genealogy for helpful information regarding how to trace ancestors and gain more information into tracing the meanings and origins of American Surnames.
American First Names
The Importance of the First Name!
We respond to our name throughout our lives. People associate us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing a name they can therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of a US Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important. And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on a responsible task!
The meanings of American Names
Meanings of a name is only really important to the person that they belong to! They are not actually interesting to anyone else! To give credence to this statement ask yourself the following questions...
- Do I know the name meanings of my parents?
- Do I know the name meanings of my partner?
The answer for the vast majority of people will be a resounding "No!". They are, however, interesting when trying to decide upon a specific American Baby Name. If you are undecided perhaps the meaning of an American baby name would help you make a final decision.
American Name Origins
The origins of this these include place names, names related to mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins. We then move on to the American Baby Name genre which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally unique (or created name's).
Questions about American Names!
At one time or another most of us have posed some the following questions about our own names...
- What does my name mean?
- Why did my parents choose the name?
- Are there any strong family connections to my name?
- Where did my name originate?
- Why was I given such a popular name?
- Why was I given such an unusual name?
What American baby name shall I give to my baby?
Will the name suit my baby? Should it be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular or cool? Will it be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!"). Will it be appropriate throughout a full life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and ending with old age. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the schoolchild be teased mercilessly about a name? What will your baby think of your choice?
Help is at hand when making a choice from an American Baby Name!
The various sections included in www. babynames. org. uk accessed via the Site Map will provide answers to all of your questions regarding the choice of first-names. And our exclusive Name Evaluator will help you avoid any of the many pitfalls!
Want to know more?
Further information about surnames can be found by clicking the following links:
English baby names
Irish baby names
Scottish baby names
Welsh baby names
World of Baby Names
A Sample of our selection !
Please click on the links at the top of the page to access the full selection for newborn boys and girls