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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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  • Dharma

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    In Buddhism, Dharma embodies the basic principles of cosmic existence--making it a fitting name for the hippyish character on the sitcom Dharma and Greg , whose middle name was Freedom. Students ... Read More 

  • Ever

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    Ever's timeless quality would make this evocative word a positive middle name choice for a boy or girl. Alanis Morissette and Souleye named their son Ever Imre. Ever also seems to have ties to a S... Read More 

  • Faith

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    Faith is one of the most straightforward of the virtue names popularized by the Puritans in the seventeenth century, many parents still choosing it as an indicator of their religious conviction. An... Read More 

  • Fortune

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    Fortune is a middle name choice designed to generate good luck and prosperity.  Read More 

  • Grace

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    Grace is now just outside the Top 20, but who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could ever become trendy? Because that's wha... Read More 

  • Harmony

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    If Melody and Lyric are on your style sheet, the peaceful Harmony, popularized by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, should be too.  Read More 

  • Haven

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    Haven is a recently invented safe-harbor name that appeals to an increasing number of parents who don't want to voyage quite as far as Heaven. Its choice by Jessica Alba for her second daughter h... Read More 

  • Heaven

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    Last year just under one thousand little Heavens came down to earth. Among the children named Heaven are the daughters of TV personality Brooke Burke and rap singer Lil' Mo-- who also has a daught... Read More 

  • Honor

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    Honor is a somewhat more pressured virtue name than Hope or Grace, placing a high standard on any girl carrying it, but it's a goal worth setting. By choosing Honor for her daughter, Jessica Alba b... Read More 

  • Hope

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    Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be c... Read More 

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