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Baby Names That Mean New Beginnings

These are baby names that mean newness, freshness and dawn, in various cultures.
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  • Nova

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    Nova is a name that has the feel of both newness, from his meaning, and great energy from being an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades. Now making somet... Read More 

  • Nyssa

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    A fairly common Greek name that would fit in well here.  Read More 

  • Oriana

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    Oriana is a dashing medieval name, with a meaning similar to Aurora. Strong and exotic, Oriana also has an admirable literary resume. In medieval tales, she was the beloved of the knight Amadis, sh... Read More 

  • Raanan

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    This strong name and its variations are well used in Israel.  Read More 

  • Raanana

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    Lovely Hebrew name with distinctive double a's, but beware of possible "banana" teasing.  Read More 

  • Roxana

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    The name of the wife of Alexander the Great, more attractive than the better-known Roxanne. Roxana was first used in the English-speaking world in the 1600s and was popularized by Daniel Defoe's no... Read More 

  • Sahar

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    This is a Muslim name commonly heard in the Middle East.  Read More 

  • Zara

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    Zara is an evocative name, often used in early movies and novels for a sultry character from the East--Greta Garbo played one in the 1932 film As You Desire Me . Britain's Princess Anne defied roya... Read More 

  • Zelenka

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    Has a certain twinkle.  Read More 

  • Zera

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    More than zero, but perhaps too close to Vera.  Read More 

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