Baby Names That Mean Love

Baby names that mean love hail from a range of different cultures with the unifying theme of a love -- and lovely and loving -- meaning. And what could be a more wonderful meaning for a name than love?
  • Davina

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A Scottish favorite that could make it here thanks to its similarity to the word divine. It's the most popular of several feminizations of David used in Scotland, including Davida, Davinia and... Read More 

  • Davis

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Davis is a fresh way to say David. Some sources define it as "son of David," but we see it as a surname spin on the original. While David is an everyman name, Davis has some creative edge -- and... Read More 

  • Erasmus

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Erasmus has long retained the image of the bearded and bespectacled Dutch philosopher, but could be one that the audacious baby namer just might dare to dust off.

    The fourth century... Read More 

  • Esme

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Esmé is a sophisticated, distinctive, and charming J. D. Salinger name, from his classic 1950 story For Esmé, With Love and Squalor. Related to the French Aimee, which means beloved, and... Read More 

  • Grania

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    In addition to being the appellation of an ancient grain goddess, this name was also borne by two mythic Irish figures, one of whom was betrothed to legendary chieftain Finn MacCool, the other the... Read More 

  • Imogen

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Imogen is a Shakespearean name long fashionable in England, which temporarily lost its way here when spelled and pronounced im-oh-GENE. Pronounced the British way, Imogen is as pretty and classy... Read More 

  • Jebediah

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Like its better known cousin Jedidiah, Jebediah is one of those four-syllable Old Testament names that is being shorn of its long white-bearded image, with the help of its modern-sounding Jeb... Read More 

  • Jedidiah

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Jedidiah, an Old Testament name with a touch of Gunsmoke-era western panache, is right in line to be revived along with the other biblical 'iah' names; it's currently in the Top 800, climbing... Read More 

  • Kalila

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The lilting name of a range of mythical mountains, with an extensive menu of spellings, and a more unusual way of fitting in with current favorites Lila and Lola. Read More 

  • Kerensa

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Kerensa, forever exotic, is a romantic Cornish name spelled with an 's' or 'z', the most modern of the Karen family. Kerensa (or Kerenza) has ties to the Welsh Cerys. ... Read More 

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