Word Names

Word names -- basically, words used as names -- are a growing class as parents rush to find truly unique baby names for their children. While you'll find word names among nature names and day names and occupational names and color names, we gather some of the most intriguing here.
  • Lyric

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A musical name with Greek roots that is given to about one thousand babies a year, appealing to parents who like such other names as Harmony, Melody, and Cadence. Read More 

  • Maverick

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    At the rate it's growing, Maverick soon won't seem like such a maverick anymore -- it's already at Number 206 for 2014. Heard first in a 1950s James Garner western TV series, and then as the Tom... Read More 

  • Oak

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Oak, a symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity, is joining Cedar and Pine as a viable name, one that would work especially well in the middle.

    If you'd prefer to take the longer... Read More 

  • Ocean

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Rarely heard since the hippy-dippy sixties and seventies, names like Ocean and River are flowing back into favor, especially with nature lovers and green-oriented parents.

    Forest... Read More 

  • Pace

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Calm, straightforward, patrician sounding: Pace is one new-style name that's well grounded. Read More 

  • Pike

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    The field of nature names is constantly expanding to include all species of flowers and trees and animals and birds — and even fish. In addition to its appeal for anglers, Pike recalls... Read More 

  • Pixie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Pixie is a cute -- quite possibly too cute -- name that suddenly feels possible thanks to the craze for names that contain the letter x. Though its origin may be uncertain, a pixie is... Read More 

  • Prince

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    The singer once again known as Prince at one time had sole dominion over this name, but then Michael Jackson chose it for not one but two of his sons. Royal names such as King and Prince, once... Read More 

  • Ranger

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    The list of occupational boys' names continues to expand, and this is one of the latest to ride onto the range. And, as trends collide, it also has the popular western, cowboyish feel. A much... Read More 

  • Secret

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Mysterious.Read More 

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