Babyname

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.0
9.92K reviews
500K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Babyname is the new way for you and your partner to find the perfect name for your baby.

It’s a fun & easy solution for busy couples to connect with each other no matter where they are and find the perfect name for their newborn.

How it works?

Connect with your partner and swipe through baby name cards together. If you both like the same name, it's a match and is added to your favorites list, so you'll never forget it. One name will last a lifetime.

The Babyname app features over 30,000 unique names – each with its meaning and origin. Like how the name Lucy means light, and Yunus means Dove. That’s nice, isn’t it?

THIS IS WHAT PRESS SAYS:

“A great, simple idea, brilliantly executed.”
APPLE APP OF THE DAY

“How to choose a baby name!”
A CUP OF JO

“So funny, yet so clever and helpful.”
ABC NEWS

“Makes the sometimes stressful decision more fun.”
BUZZFEED

BABYNAME’S NEWEST FEATURE:
We’re excited to introduce a new feature:

SUBMIT NAMES & Get A Real Feedback From Your Partner

With our new feature, you can add potential names to the app without your partner knowing and receive honest feedback on them. Simply enter the name, choose a gender, and add a meaning. Your partner will see the name within their next 10 swipes, and they can swipe left or right to indicate whether they like it or not.

Research shows that partners often don't give honest feedback when suggesting baby names to avoid hurting each other's feelings. Our new feature eliminates this issue, and you can now get genuine feedback from your partner on the names you like.

READ WHAT APPLE’S EDITORIAL TEAM SAYS ABOUT THE BABYNAME APP:

"Eloise? Theodorus? Dymphna? There are enough stresses that come with expecting a child, disagreements over what to name your newborn needn’t be one of them. And that’s what makes Babyname such a great app.

It’s not extravagant. It’s not elaborate. What it is, however, is a great, simple idea, brilliantly executed, and one that will stop unwanted arguments and let you and your partner settle on the perfect name for your little bundle of joy.

Utilising a similar swipe-based mechanic to Tinder, potential baby names pop up as you swipe left to discard and right to like. As well as adding these ’liked’ names into a list of appealing possibilities, if your partner also downloads the app, you can sync up your phones using a shareable link or AirDrop and set about making your own, disagreement-free lists.

The hook? When you both ’like’ the same name, you’ll get a match alert. All of these mutually agreeable names then populate a list all of their own and you can narrow things down together, free from the worry of suggesting a name that will get you that look. You know the one.

With more than 30,000 names to pick from, you can filter suggestions based on sex, or keep things together if your new arrival will be a surprise. You can even expand your options with collections inspired by celebrity, athlete, and even hipster-based names (yes, really).

What’s more, if ridding your home life of any added stress and unwanted arguments wasn’t enough, Babyname also gives context to your choices, revealing the origins and meanings behind the names. For instance, did you know that Sara means a noble lady or a princess? Or that Lorelei is an alluring enchantress? How about that Cecilia means blind, grey eyes, and Maria is a sea of bitterness? No? Well, now you do."
Updated on
Sep 1, 2023

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.0
9.86K reviews
Wendy Gutierrez
March 13, 2024
Repeats a lot of names, filters often don't work or say they ran out of names in less than 50 swipes. Option to add your own name to send to partner only works if that name isn't in the system already, and doesn't let you choose to send THAT name to your partner. Often gets stuck on the "Wow looks like you've swiped through all the names" page even after closing out the app and going back in, or changing the filter. Overall, stick with the free features. Paid ones are not worth it.
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A Google user
December 4, 2018
This app does not perform any of its advertised functions. Despite having numerous overlapping names on our lists, the app will not recognize that my wife and I have any matches. We attempted to circumvent the failure by emailing our lists to one another, but the app truncates the list of names when you share it, so even then we can't compare. Don't waste your time with this worthless time sink.
9 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
March 27, 2020
Etymology is all over the map (pun fully intended as an insult). Either do the research or scrap the feature altogether. Requiring payment to unlock more names when the ones you have immediate access to are repetitive and made up is frustrating. Furthermore, 99¢ to undo incorrect swipes, and the limitation to the most recent name, is a devious practice. I would pay for a quality experience, but as it stands this app is misleading and misinformed.
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What's new

Major update with improved stability and more amazing features.

* Submit your preferred names directly to your partner names feed!
* Add your last name to see how it looks close to a name.
* You can reset all your swipes (likes or dislikes) to start swiping from the beginning.
* You can edit your likes and matches lists by swiping a name full card to the left.
* Undo Swipe feature is much easier to use now and there is no limit for swipes to undo.