Middle Names with Meaning

More and more parents want to choose middle names with meaning. That may be the name of a beloved friend or family member, a surname rescued from your family tree, or -- in the case of the meaningful names here -- a choice with an inspirational feel.
  • Angel

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    Angel is a perennial Hispanic male name, but it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer that brought it into the Anglo-male camp, where it's now heard more frequently, though it still poses some... Read More 

  • Answer

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    An implied spiritual meaning makes this a plausible new name. Read More 

  • Arcadia

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    Arcadia, a name for an unspoiled paradise, makes an attractive secular alternative to Neveah. For parents who want an unusual name with a friendlier nickname, Arcadia has the advantage of cute Cady.Read More 

  • Atlantis

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    Mythical wonderland makes strong, evocative first name. Read More 

  • Bay

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    One of the most usable of the pleasant, newly adopted nature/water names (like Lake and Ocean), especially in middle position.

    There was a character named Bay Kennish on the show... Read More 

  • Beach

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    With the tide coming in on a new wave of word names, this one just might catch on, especially for parents who relish sun, sand, and surf. Forest lovers can spell it Beech, like the tree. Read More 

  • Bliss

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    This is a name only for parents positive their daughter won't ever have a tantrum. Same goes for Merry, Joy and Gay.Read More 

  • Breeze

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    Most will see this as a refreshing middle name possibility, but Bristol Palin baby daddy Levi Johnston used it as a first name for his new daughter, Breeze Beretta. Read More 

  • Bridger

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    A recent addition to the Most Popular list, Bridger has the trendy two-syllables and 'er' ending, and a historical reference to Jim Bridger, a foremost nineteenth-century frontiersman, explorer,... Read More 

  • Cash

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    Whether it's due to the economy or not, this monied name is in the Top 300, used by several celebrities including Annabeth Gish and Joshua Morrow.Read More 

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