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100,000+ Baby Names: The Most Complete, Fascinating, and Helpful Name Book You Can Find [Kindle Edition]

Bruce Lansky
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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100,000+ Baby Names is the most complete, most fascinating, and most helpful name book you can find by Bruce Lansky, the #1 author of baby name books in North America.  It is the best book in the category with over 300 lists of possible name choices, the top 100 boys’ and girls’ names and the latest trends, as well as a list of 12 important factors to consider when selecting a name.  This book has it all and will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!

In this revised edition you'll find over 100,000 up-to-date names that reflect the latest naming trends--complete with origins, meanings, and variations.  This includes ethnic names from over a hundred countries:  nearly 19,000 English names, 12,000 Latin names, 10,000 Hebrew names, 11,000 Greek names, 9,000 African-American names, 9,000 Hispanic names, 8,000 French names, 8,000 Irish names, 7,000 German names, 4,000 Arabic names, and thousands of Scandinavian, Italian, Polish, Scottish, Welsh, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tai, Cambodian, African, Native American, Australian/Aboriginal, and Hawaiian names--plus many more names from many more origins.

You'll also find:
—Over 300 lists of fascinating names to consider
—Gender-neutral names shared by girls and boys
—Unique spellings of popular names
—The most-up-to-date lists of top 100 boys' and girls' names and the latest trends
—The most complete list of celebrity baby names
—Ideas for picking names for siblings
—A list of 12 factors to consider when choosing names

This book will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Bruce Lansky is the #1 author of baby-name books in North America. His other name books include: What's Your Baby's Name, Baby Names Around the World, The Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World, The Very Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World, 55000+ Baby Names, 25,000+ Baby Names, The Baby Name Survey Book, and the Mother of All Baby Names. He is also editor of a successful series of humor books, children's poetry books, and children's fiction.

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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Incorrect meanings/classifications for ethnic names July 29, 2007
By Armani
Format:Paperback
First, let me state the obvious: You will find many, many names in this book. Besides American and Christian names the book lists many ethnic names: African, Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Irish, Italian, etc.
I can't comment on the quality and accuracy of all the names, but being East Indian I do have a fair bit of knowledge regarding Indian names.
The problems with this book:
1. Many of the name meanings are wildly inaccurate.
2. Some boys names were incorrectly classified as a girls name and vice-versa.
3. Some Arabic names were incorrectly classified as Indian.
4. Quality: many Indian names listed in this book are archaic and woefully outdated-- the sort of name that conjures up images of someone in their 80s. The American equivalent would be names like Ebenezer or Nimrod. Those names were popular at some point in the 1880s, but how many parents would give that name to their child today =)
The bottom line: there are a wide variety of names to be found here, but if you're going to go with a name you are unfamiliar with be sure to check alternate sources for meanings, source attribution and gender-appropriateness.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very useful August 9, 2006
Format:Paperback
Considering the size of the book I was disappointed in the lack of information and meanings given. They are mostly one word meanings, if there is a meaning at all. Mostly it seems like it wants to take you in a big circle of reference from one name to the next never quite giving you what you are looking for. It wasn't helpful for me. I found "The Babyname Wizard" book A LOT more informative and helpful.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky May 10, 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is a waste of time. The author collected all names from around the world but did not bother to check their meaning, origin, etc. Many names are associated with ridiculous non-facts or false facts. Many others do not have their origin as stated. We know that for sure about polish names - we come from Poland; but we noticed the same thing with many other names as well. Very weak book. Do not buy it!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wish I could go for no stars November 4, 2011
Format:Paperback
If you go in both the girls names and boys names some names such as Hannah are listed for both genders. Hannah a form of Johann?? I don't think so! Hannah is a girls name and it's Hebrew. The author did this throughout the book and it was rather annoying.

I we were looking for some unique names like Harbour for a girl (as similar to Harper) and I've seen it as a girls name a few times and it's not listed at all anywhere in the book. Elizabeth is even listed in the boys section.

At the top of each page there's a little system the author devised and it's kind of dumb because it's not used for every name. Used more for girls, used more for boys, used equally. Elizabeth is listed in the boys section (again pretty ignorant) and it's labeled used more for girls ok so why mr. Lansky is it listed in your boys section of your book? Makes no sense whatsoever.

Some of the meanings are wrong (ok alot)

Bruce Lansky used to produce good baby name books but this one is pathetic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Product February 6, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It does have a LOT of names, but 90% of them are pretty ridiculous and I can't see many parents actually choosing these names for their children. I wonder if someone just sat down and made up tons of names just to give it the title "100,000+". Next time, instead of going for a baby book with a large quantity of baby names, I'll be looking for a specific genre of baby names that I like to be more specific, like "traditional baby names" or "unique baby names" ect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful June 16, 2009
Format:Paperback
If you are an expectant mother, you probably don't want a book where you have to weed out 90,000 names to get to normal names. Some of the information is incorrect or at least not including the factual information. I hated this book because of the made up names that were included. I can't believe it got this high of a rating.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Do not use ONLY this book for name selection January 31, 2009
Format:Paperback
Searching for name options, meanings, etc. in the web is not very efficient so I decided to buy this book when I saw it in the store. The number of options is large, and it includes origin, meaning, gender classification, etc., so it looked like a good book.

However, you must be careful when reading this book. Not only the "good" names are there but I found several important flaws in some of the names listed, like the following examples.

- Pulqueria (girls). Translated as Latin for pretty. Maybe, but it is Spanish for some kind of cantina.
- Sandia (girls). Accurately translated as watermelon (Spanish).
- Sato (girls). Accurately translated as sugar (Japanese). No Japanese girl has this name (there is a very similar family name, though).
- Sarik (boys). Translated as Hindi for bird. Maybe, but it is Arabic for thief.
- Feo (boys). Accurately translated as ugly (Spanish).
- Santana (boys). Correctly described as a Mexican general. But it is actually a family name incorrectly spelled, and he is not the most liked historical character in his country.
- The meaning of Japanese names actually depends on what characters are used, but the book gives only one of the many options without further explanation. There are also Japanese names listed in the wrong gender.

Let's be serious. Will you name your baby "watermelon" or "ugly"?

If you are thinking in giving your baby a name not very common, do your research first. Do not believe only what the book says about the name.

A good point about the book is its set of lists (popular names, professional names, etc.). One I liked is "The Impressions Names Make."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful AND Unusual names as well!
My goodness, so many names! It truly is a great book. Beautiful AND some unusual names with their meanings. Takes a while just to go through and certainly very well worth it.
Published 26 days ago by ebett
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money!!
First baby name book that I've seen with a "sexy" category. This book is awful!
Published 1 month ago by Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars Names, Names, Names
On our second girl and still feel as though we have not gone through every name yet. Very helpful, great lists, origin of name, meaning of name.
Published 3 months ago by SpurSumatra
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
What can I say...? It's a baby name book. It's just like every other baby name book out there pretty much. I liked it.
Published 3 months ago by Marissa Clavette
5.0 out of 5 stars I use this book for writing, but my friends love it too!
I bought this book to use for my writing, I write a ton of fantasy that requires unusual names. One day, I brought out the book during a party. Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. MCELROY
3.0 out of 5 stars 100,000 BABY NAMES--many repeats
I was not impressed with this book. "Chad" is a nickname for Charles that goes back many years. Yet, here it is listed as a nickname for Chadwick. So, dumb. Read more
Published 4 months ago by mangledinal
5.0 out of 5 stars eXCELLENT
Excellent, this book is amazing, there are many of amazing names in this book. Our daughter was however picked out by me the dad Ashland...
Published 4 months ago by Kymberlyn Stover
2.0 out of 5 stars we wasted a lot of time flipping past the odd ball ...
This book had too much of a mix of names from different countries that we couldn't pronounce...we wasted a lot of time flipping past the odd ball names.
Published 5 months ago by JCarson
3.0 out of 5 stars Just decent
It does have 100K names, but it is not of that much use. I'm a Spaniard, and I cant tell that some girl names are listed as boy names and viceversa. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Diego Alonso
5.0 out of 5 stars So Many Naes To Choose From
Even though I am not pregnant and do not have any children my fiance and I are starting to pick out names because we want to start a family soon and this book is a perfect one to... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Noelle Margaret Philomena Norris
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Bruce Lansky is the #1 author of baby-name books in North America. His other name books include: What's Your Baby's Name, Baby Names Around the World, The Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World, The Very Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World, 55000+ Baby Names, 25,000+ Baby Names, The Baby Name Survey Book, and the Mother of All Baby Names. He is also editor of a successful series of humor books, children's poetry books, and children's fiction.

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