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Best Baby Name Apps: The Top 7 Picks

Choosing a baby name can be one of the most exciting yet equally frustrating things to do when you are expecting. The task can seem even more overwhelming when you aren’t sure where to start and there are hundreds of thousands of names to choose from. Luckily, there are now baby name apps that can help.

Here’s a look at the top baby name apps that can assist you in your quest for the perfect baby name. These apps will give you the ability to explore the meaning of names, and check spelling, popularity, and different variations and pronunciations.

7 Baby Name Apps

Baby Names by BabyCenter

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With the help of data analysis and input from millions of BabyCenter users, this app can help you find a name you’ll love. All you have to do is swipe right and left, then rate names as you come across them, the app will learn your preferences and offer more personalized suggestions from a list of popular or unique baby names. You can even add your last name to get a better feel for the name.

Another valuable feature of the app is connecting with your partner through a personal code and sharing each other’s baby name ideas. This way, you can both easily choose from the suggestions you agree on. The app is free to download and has received positive ratings from users. One reviewer even said the app is easy, awesome, and a great way to pick a baby name with a partner.

Baby Names by NewsLeap (formerly DexCheck)

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This app is like having a personal baby name advisor in your pocket. It has over 60,000 boy and girl names worldwide, including many uncommon English-language selections. You can browse by names or search them by entering a word or just a part of it.

From there, you can research its meaning and origin and learn more about its popularity. Each name comes with detailed information, and you can easily create your favorites list to keep track of all the names you’re considering. With overwhelming positive ratings, Baby Names has been one of the most popular baby name apps for years.

Babyname by Do Something Good

What makes Babyname different from other baby name apps is that it allows you to share your preferred names with your partner’s phone, making it easier to communicate about what names you like. Not only that, this app allows you to add your last name to see how the full name looks. You can also find more information about the name such as its meaning and the country of origin.

Babyname resembles Tinder with its card-based interface and option for unlimited undo swipes upon purchase of packages costing from $1 to $4 per month. These packages include more organized filtering based on nationality or alphabetical order, additional name packs, and a feature with no advertisements.

Baby Names by SevenLogics, Inc.

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This app has everything you could want in a baby name app: search features, history, meanings, pronunciations, gender and origin breakdowns, popularity charts from way back year 1880, and even a name finder called Genie that lets you enter any two other names and see which names will go well with them.

With Baby Names, you can also share names by e-mail or Facebook and see a map view of any name’s origin. There’s also a feature where you can see a list of what you’ve recently viewed, in case you want to go back and check out something else. The app is easy to navigate and has been praised by reviewers as being user-friendly.

Baby Name Together by Linkinet

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This card-based layout baby name app allows users to share lists and collaborate with up to four friends or family members, so they can weigh in on what they think of each name. Once you’ve settled on a name, you can use the built-in templates to generate gender-neutral cards for the announcement of your baby’s arrival.

Baby Name Together also provides useful information about each name and its pronunciation, including its origins and popularity. You’ll find everything from statistics about babies born with that name in different countries to a poll of users who voted for that name. It also has a news feature where you can read updates on top trending names and celebrity baby names.

With an upgrade to the pro version for $1.49 per month, you can use your list across all your devices and access additional theme or special names.

Kinder by Krijn Haasnoot

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Kinder is the one for you if you’re looking for a baby name app that’s easy to navigate and has thousands of names in its library. It is simple to use: just swipe the ones you like to the right and dismiss the ones you don’t like.

Kinder is free unless you want more than one name set at a time, each costing not more than a dollar. It also offers a feature to connect with a partner, so you can help each other out in picking names.

Nametrix by Verdant Labs

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With a simple, easy-to-use interface, Nametrix allows you to view the origins and meanings of names, hear pronunciations, see recommendations based on your favorites, see countries where each name is most common, and more. You can even use the interactive popularity heat map to see which names are trending in your area.

Another cool thing about Nametrix is its unique feature of suggesting names that fit a particular profession or political affiliation. It also lets you turn on and off features depending on which ones you want to focus on, like seeing only which names are most popular in general.

According to one review, Nametrix baby name app is one of the best they’ve found, with its endless suggestions and easy-to-save favorites. The app is free to download and use but also has some paid features.

Have you used any of these baby name apps? We’d love to hear about your experience below!

Sheena Piañar
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