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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
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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 First Names
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!
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
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
- Are there any strong family
connections to my name?
- Where did my name
- Why was I given such a
- Why was I given such an
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?
is at hand when making a choice from an American Baby
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!
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
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