The most important thing you will give your baby is his or her name. And because of the permanency of names, choosing the perfect moniker for your baby is not a simple task. You want to consider how easy it is to spell and pronounce, whether or not it has a significant meaning and what kind of nicknames might develop from it.
So, how do baby names compare across the globe? We've done some digging to find the top baby names from the U.S. to China and found the cultural influences on each to be fascinating. In the U.K., as one might guess, “royal” names make quite the impression, while religion has quite an influence in the Middle East.
Looking to honor your ancestry or simply choose a popular name from another country? In the past year, BabyCenter, “The Telegraph” and statistics offices from individual countries released lists of the most popular baby names by country for you to consider for your baby.