Baby Name Map Puts a Global Spin on Your Search

Filed under: Babies, Baby Names

Matias or Valentina may be more your cup of tea. Credit: Baby Name Map

If you've ever read through the published lists of hottest baby names and thought, "really?" then this cool Baby Name Map may help you put things in perspective.

Built using Google Maps technology, this ingenious tool displays a list of the most popular boys' and girls' names for each state in America, as well as Canada, many European countries and locations in Australia, New Zealand and South America.

Handy functions let you compile a list of your favorite names or even compare popularity stats for different sets of names -- in some cases, dating as far back as 130 years.

So, if you're looking for something in the baby name department that's a departure from Michael or Hannah, maybe a quick visit to the Czech Republic or Norway might do the trick.

Available at for free.

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