Some name resources…

National Geographic has put together a very cool interactive map of surnames across the US. I’d love to see one of these for other countries, honestly.

Baby Name Wizard’s Name Mapper – see where and when a name was most popular, by year from 1960 to 2009. (US only, as far as I know.)

My favorite Wikipedia category: Surnames. (I particularly love the lists of common surnames by country. So useful!)

Behind The Name is great for finding first names by country, especially when you’re looking for things like ‘Cornish’ and ‘Breton’.