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May 29, 2020
Update 108

February 4, 2020
Update 107

December 14, 2019
Update 106

November 16, 2019
Update 105

June 13, 2019
Update 104

April 16, 2019
Update 103

February 28, 2019
Update 102

January 22, 2019
Update 101 - including more IPA pronmunciations

July 11, 2018
Update 100 - including Mesopotamian names, support for cuneiform, and native spellings of Amharic names

May 31, 2018
Update 99 - including Hebrew name elements, and general improvements to Hebrew name entries

February 12, 2018
Update 98

December 8, 2017
Update 97

August 16, 2017
Update 96

July 2, 2017
Update 95 - including support for IPA in pronunciations

January 10, 2017
Update 94 - including Indian, Nepali and Tibetan names

October 20, 2016
Update 93

August 26, 2016
Update 92 - including Indonesian names

March 14, 2016
Update 91 - including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese name elements

July 28, 2015
Update 90 - including Greek name elements

December 3, 2014
Update 89 - including name elements

March 21, 2014
Update 88 - including names from the Caucasus

September 1, 2013
Update 87 - including Arthurian names

February 1, 2013
Update 86 (very minor)

January 25, 2013
Update 85

October 10, 2012
Update 84

November 18, 2011
Update 83 - including Azerbaijani names, as well as spelling/grammar corrections

October 30, 2011
Update 82 - links between given name, surname and place name databases

July 20, 2011
Update 81 - including native spellings of Georgian and Armenian names, and fixes for Vietnamese name spellings

June 1, 2011
Update 80 (minor)

August 6, 2020
Added settings for date and time formats.

May 22, 2020
Name elements can be found using the search at the top of the page (details here).

March 10, 2020
User-submitted names can be found more easily using the search. For example, you can type a partial name or enter the foreign alphabet spelling in order to see suggestions. Also, you can now search by number of syllables and sound (details here)

May 18, 2019
Updated the name browser (details here).

November 13, 2018
Redesigned the name pages and other parts of the site to be more mobile-friendly. Desktop users will notice some changes too.

November 13, 2018
Pronunciations on name pages can be clicked to display details.

December 22, 2017
Corrections can be submitted for user-submitted names.

December 20, 2017
The name translator is now more accurate (and faster).

December 4, 2017
Add the top American surnames from the 2000 and 2010 censuses to the most common surnames page.

April 7, 2017
The site has a new, faster web server.

February 28, 2017
The site now supports https.

July 28, 2015
Added a banner and tabbed links to the name pages.

March 2, 2015
Added options to search names by user impression and by personal name list.

December 3, 2014
Added a list of name elements. Some family trees now show name elements.

January 3, 2014
Support for surnames and user-submitted names on personal name lists.

December 2, 2013
A new look and feel for the website.

July 28, 2012
Redesigned the namesakes section. Plus, namesakes added to the surname site.

October 30, 2011
Added the name browser.

October 3, 2011
Initial design of the place name site.

September 11, 2011
The popularity charts can be sorted by different criteria.

June 2, 2011
The surnames site has been given many of the same features as the first name site. For example comments can be now be left for surnames.

November 22, 2006
Added statistics for Belgium, England/Wales and Hungary to the most common surnames page.

November 21, 2006
Added statistics for Sweden, Norway, Argentina and France to the most common surnames page.

February 14, 2005
Added statistics for Scotland to the most common surnames page.

May 31, 2002
Launch the surnames site!