Names that convey wisdom may not, by themselves, be enough to make your child wise, but they can’t hurt.
Of all the qualities a name can suggest, to others as well as to the person who bears it, wisdom has to be one of the most desirable.
The names here either mean wise or intelligent or are associated with a figure renowned for his or her wisdom. They may set a high bar for your child, but it’s one worth the leap.
Alden – This English surname, quietly but historically used as a first, means “old wise friend”.
Boman – This unusual-but-accessible Persian name has a stylish sound and means “great mind”.
Kaya – This Hopi name means “elder sister” and suggests wisdom.
Nestor – The legendary wise ruler whose advice helped the Greeks win the Trojan war.
Pallas – Name of the Greek goddess of wisdom and the arts.
Sage – This word name can suggest a wise person…or an herb.
Shanahan – This original Irish surname can work for either gender and means “the wise one”.
Wisdom – For those who don’t want to merely suggest wisdom, but come right out and say it.