As you can see, we’ve spent quite a bit of time compiling a baby name database (30,000+ names, thousands of community name ratings) that you can use to help you think of great and creative names for your baby (or, perhaps, characters in your novel). It’s pretty simple to sift through the names and think “No. Maybe. No. No. NO. Ooh Pretty!” as you go along. But as we were compiling the list, we started to wonder: how did these names come about? Where do they come from?