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The following websites offer lists of given names together with informations about these names. (According to this definition AboutNames.ch is also such a website.) The sites are summarized in a table, with further informations and comments about each of them after the table.

In the table the "Info" link goes to these further informations while the "Site" link goes directly to the external site itself. For some of the sites the number of names that they contain is only a rough estimate. The columns of the table indicate whether a certain type of information is present on the site or not.

Site
 
  No of
names
Meaning Origin/
language
Search
function
Saint's
day
Statis-
tics
Board/
chat
Law Links
 
Book
tips
Masculine & Feminine Names Info Site 3700 * * * - - - - * -
Quick Baby Names Info Site 20000 * * * - * - - * -
Baby Names Country Info Site 20000 * * * - - - - * -
Baby Names Garden Info Site 15000 * * * - * * - - -
All Baby Names Info Site 17000 * * * - * - - * -
Baby Name Addicts Info Site 51000 * * - - - * - * -
Mer de Noms Info Site 2000 * * * - - - - * -
Think! Baby Names Info Site 26000 * * * - * - - - -
YeahBaby! Info Site 68000 * * * - * * - * *
All Girl Baby Names Info Site 1600 * * - - * - - * -
All Boy Baby Names Info Site 1600 * * - - * - - * -
Behind The Name Info Site 12000 * * * * * * * * -
Adore My Baby Info Site 6000 - - - - - - - - -
Alfabette Zoope Info Site 10000 * * - - - - - - -
American Baby Info Site 5000 * * * - - - - - -
Baby Chatter Info Site 2000 * * - - - - - * *
Baby Name Center Info Site 4000 - - * - - * - - -
Baby Name Guide Info Site 18000 * * * - * - - - -
Baby Name Locator Info Site 5400 * * * - - - - - -
Baby Name Origins Info Site 3000 * * * - - - - - -
Baby Names Plus Info Site 7000 * * - - * - - * -
Baby Naming Info Site 16000 * * * - - - - - -
bubbaboo Info Site 6000 * * * - - - - - -
Parenthood Info Site 20000 * * * - * * - * -
Baby Names Directory Info Site 5000 * * - - - - - - *
Baby Names Etc. Info Site 3000 * * - - - - - - -
Birthcare Info Site 40000 * * * - - - - - -
Baby Name Network Info Site 6000 * * * - * - - - -
Baby Name World Info Site 6000 * * - - - - - - -
BabyCenter Info Site 6000 * * * - * - - - -
Babynamer Info Site 23000 * * * - * - - - -
Babynames.com Info Site 6500 * * * - * - - - -
Baby Names World Info Site 11000 * * * - * * - - -
Cool Baby Names Info Site 50000 * * * - - - - - -
Diaper Dandies Info Site 5000 * * - - - - - - -
Zelo Info Site 6000 * * * - * - - - -
Name My Baby Info Site 4000 * * * - - - - - -
The Name Site Info Site 4000 * * * - * - - - -
20000 Names Info Site 20000 * * * - - - - - -
Names 2 be Info Site 22000 * * * - - - - - -
Cherished Moments Info Site 6000 * * - - - - - - -

http://www.behindthename.com/
This is a site with informations of a very good quality and covers names from many languages and countries. The author works on the site since 1996, and it shows. A very lively message board is included as well.

http://www.mfnames.com/
This a a large database of masculine, feminine, and unisex names with origins, usages, meanings, variant forms, and famous bearers. The names are from all over the world. First priority is on the accuracy of the information.

http://www.adoremybaby.com/
This is a rather simple site with long lists of names only.

http://www.zoope.com/about/about_names.html
This site offers a lot of multi-cultural and unusual names, with pronounciation, language and meaning.

http://www.americanbaby.com/ab/babynames/
For some names this site gives famous people with the name and purported "personality traits" of people with the name. The search functions allows to search according to language of origin.

http://www.babychatter.com/
This is a site with a decent list of names that one can browse alphabetically as well as grouped according to language, and a lot of other things for future parents and babies.

http://www.babynamecenter.com/
The "Baby Name Center" offers a very large collection of Biblical names, albeit without meanings, as well as Shakespearean and Native American names.

http://www.babynameguide.com/
Quite a lot of name are grouped into several categories as well as searchable by some kind of full text search.

http://www.babynamelocator.com/
This site has 2 things that differentiate it from many other sites: A random search gives you 15 random names at at time and hopefully some naming ideas, and for many names there are lists of variants (not unlike the grouping of names on this site here).

http://www.babynamesorigins.com/
Here the names are grouped into 20 or so origins, like Biblical, African, German, Irish, etc.

http://www.baby-names-plus.com/
Nice on this site are the possibility to interactively build your own list of favorite names and a link section to other name- and baby-related sites.

http://baby-naming.com/
This is a site with a rather large database and quite comprehensive informations about all the names. The same database is also available through the Labor of Love website, the Make Way for Baby website, the Best Baby Names Ever website, the Most Popular Baby Names website, the Namely Yours website, and the Naming Baby UK website (and therefore without separate entries here).

http://www.bubbaboo.com/
Apart from its unusual name this is a quite conventional site.

http://www.parenthood.com/babynames.html
On the massive Parenthood.com website there is also a rather good section about names, with a large database, the possibility to build a list of favorite names and some nice articles about naming babies.

http://www.ebusinessrevolution.com/babynames/
Here everybody can contribute names, and the whole list of names from all over the world is freely availably under the GNU public license. However, it might be that this project is not actively managed anymore - the last update date given is back in 2002.

http://baby-names-etc.com/
Special on this otherwise rather conventional site is the list of famous people and their birthdays (see "Birth Day Fun"), so you can consider to let these influence your name-finding.

http://babynames.keepkidshealthy.com/
This is quite a versatile baby naming site with the possibility to build an own list of favorites, to see a number of randomly chosen names and even let a script generate new names. Some articles with naming tipps are included as well.

http://www.mybirthcare.com/favorites/babynames.asp
On the quite comprehensive "Birthcare" site there is also a section about names. The name database seems large, but whether it really contains the purported huge number of 40'000 entries is hard to tell. The search function is nice because it allows to search names which contain a certain letter sequence.

http://www.babynamenetwork.com/
This site gives a lot of informations per name: not only meaning and language, but also the rank in the last decade according to US statistics, alternatives (variants in other languages, short forms), nicknames, and even namesakes. For important names like "John" this gives an impressive page full of informations.

http://www.babynameworld.com/
Nice on this site is the grouping of names according to language of origin and use. However, as a native speaker of German I was able to spot some dubious names on the page with German names...

http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names
The search function on this site allows to specify the number of syllables of the name, something rarely possible. There are also quite a number of pages with statistical informations about names in the US.

http://www.babynamer.com/
This is a very good site with a surprising number of features: a lot of names, with comprehensive informations about origin and language as well as statistical informations; lists of "other forms" for many names (forms in other languages, nicknames, short and pet forms - what I call "grouping" on my own site); the possibility to list "similar" names (according to the 5 criterias starting letter, number of syllables, popularity trend, language of origin and related meaning); namesakes; etc.

http://www.babynames.com/
Despite the spectacular domain name this site is more or less average.

http://www.baby-names-world.com/
This is a nice site with a flexible "Advanced search" function, lively forums and an interesting statistics section.

http://www.cool-baby-names.com/
The name database of "Cool Baby Names" seems large, but whether it really contains the purported huge number of over 50'000 entries is hard to tell. Certainly nice are the category searches with categories like "Flowers & Plants", "Animals & Birds", "Biblical Names", "Famous Actors" etc. http://www.babynames.com.au/ is an alternative URL for this site.

http://www.diaperdandies.com/
This is a somewhat simple site, but the names are there. Special is the list of birthdays of famous people sorted by date.

http://www.zelo.com/firstnames/index.asp
This is a conventional name site.

http://www.namemybaby.co.uk/
This is a conventional name site, but from England for a change.

http://www.thenamesite.com/
This site offers some special numerological and astrological informations about names like Lucky Number, Ruling Planet and Element.

http://www.20000-names.com/
The domain name already makes it clear: There are a lot of names at this site, and the names are in a surprising number of about 50 groups according to language of use/country.

http://www.names2be.com/
This site seems to have started with the widely-used 16'000 name database of Baby Naming, but was expanded afterwards and now reaches 22'000 names.

http://thecherishedmoments.com/baby-names-main.htm
This is a site with an interesting mix of names, but otherwise quite conventional.

http://www.allgirlbabynames.com/  http://www.allboybabynames.com/
If you already know what baby will be this pair of sites with name meanings and origins makes the search simple - just choose the appropriate one, and no names of the other gender will get in the way!

http://www.yeahbaby.com/ 
This site offers a quite large database with one of the most flexible search functions around, celebrity names, a lot of articles with baby naming tips, message boards, and various name hitparades.

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/ 
This is a site with a quite large database, name variants conveniently listed together with "main" names, and extensive name hitparades and statistical information.

http://www.sand-castle.net/kim/names/ 
This is a nice little site with some interesting links and a "namesearch" game beside information about names.

http://www.babynameaddicts.com/
This is a site with a massive database of 51'000 names that has a clear focus to provide reliable etymological information. There are special things like popularity graphs for names and names invented by members of the "community" of BNA as well.

http://www.all-babynames.com/
This site has 17'000 given names from all over the world that you can search e.g. by country or by continent.

http://www.babynamesgarden.com/
Special on this site are the extensive popularity lists, the versatile "Advanced Search" function and the Baby Names Blog.

http://www.babynamescountry.com/
This is a nice site with a large database of 20'000 names from all over the world, thankfully lacking the advertising overdose of some other baby name websites.

http://www.quickbabynames.com/
This site offers 20'0000 meanings of names and baby names statistics, searchable by origins, "style", "impression", and popularity. The search for "impression" (explained here) is an interesting approach.