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Inspirational Baby Names

Baby names with inspirational meanings or from spiritual sources strike an uplifting chord. Inspirational baby names include:
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  • 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 gender confus... Read More 

  • Angelica

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    Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names, more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags behind ... 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 

  • 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 

  • Bodhi

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    A surprise success in the baby name world, Bodhi is a Sanskrit name translated as "enlightenment" or "awakening" which relates to a Buddhist concept, wherein Bodhi is synonymous with the state of n... Read More 

  • Chance

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    Once a cavalier Mississippi gambler type name, Chance has entered the mainstream and is rising rapidly; endorsed by such celebrity dads as Larry King and Paul Hogan.  Read More 

  • Charity

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    Charity is one of the Big Three abstract virtue names, along with Hope and Faith, though far less widely used than the others. But as Faith, Grace and Hope grow more common, some parents are beginn... Read More 

  • Comfort

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    This Puritan virtue name may be unstylish, but it is also sympathetic and appealing in these largely uncomfortable times. Read More 

  • Destiny

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    If Destiny is your daughter's destiny, she probably won't be the only one in her school: until 2009, Destiny was in the Top 50, with three of its alternate spellings in hot pursuit.  Read More 

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