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?
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  • Lennan

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    From the Irish Leannan, this, unfortunately, would be constantly mistaken for Lennon. Read More 

  • Love

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    Love is best left as a middle name, as in Jennifer Love Hewitt. Love alternatives that carry a similar romantic sentiment, and may work better as first names, include Juliet and Valentina. Read More 

  • Ludmila

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    This Slavic classic name might begin to make its mark with American parents, what with the growing popularity of the short form Mila. Borne by a tenth century saint who had been a princess from B... Read More 

  • Mila

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    Mila is an appealing European short-form favorite shared by one-time That 70s Show star Ukranian-born Mila Kunis--more recently acclaimed for her work in Black Swan . Her full birth name is Milena.... Read More 

  • Milena

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    This popular name in various Slavic countries and in Italy holds considerable Continental appeal. It is the full name of Ukranian-born rising star Mila Kunis, most noted for her award-winning role ... Read More 

  • Milos

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    Commonly heard in Greece as well as the Slavic cultures, Milos has been associated in this country with Czech film director Milos Forman. Pronounced MEE-losh, it's a more original ethnic spin on th... Read More 

  • Myfanwy

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    Intriguing Old Welsh name being revived there, but would have major pronunciation problems here.  Read More 

  • Phila

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    Feminine version of the ancient name Philo that feels somehow unfinished. Read More 

  • Philip

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    Philip, the name of one of the twelve apostles, is still favored by parents in search of a solid boys' classic that is less neutral than Robert or John and more distinctive than Daniel or Matthew a... Read More 

  • Philippa

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    Philippa is a prime example of a boy's name adapted for girls that was common as crumpets in Cornwall, but rarely heard stateside, never having appeared in the Top 1000. That was before the advent... Read More 

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