Baby Names That Mean Friend or Friendly

All these baby names have meanings involving friendship--something we're sure you wish for your child.
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  • Edwin

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    Some might be surprised to learn that there were over 1200 little Edwins born last year, bringing it to Number 282, since on the surface it seems less stylish than Edward or Edmund. But Edwin has ... Read More 

  • Edwina

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    Edwina may still be taking tea in the parlor, but we can see her joining friends like Matilda and Josephine for a comeback, especially if pronounced like Edwin rather than Edween. She had a very ... Read More 

  • Elvin

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    Retired along with Alvin and Melvin: try Calvin or Gavin instead.  Read More 

  • Farquahar

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    Definitely a far stretch for any child. Read More 

  • Irvin

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    Irvin is an Old Man name that has an uncertain future. Losing the final g in Irving makes the name slightly less dated -- but just slightly. There's something about the 'erv' sound that makes Irv... Read More 

  • Irving

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    It might be surprising to know that iths name originated as a Scottish place and surname name, as in Washington Irving. It became a popular choice for first-generation Jewish-American boys, such a... Read More 

  • Kahlil

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    Kahlil, spelled in various ways, was first brought into the American consciousness by the poet Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet.  Read More 

  • Nakotah

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    This name of a subtribe in the Great Sioux Nation could make an inventive twist on the overused Dakota.  Read More 

  • Rafiq

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    Confident Middle Eastern choice. Children will relate to the Rafiki form via the wise guru in Disney's "The Lion King."  Read More 

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