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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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  • Joy

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    Joy is from an older generation of word names, which also included Merry, Bliss, and Glory -- all of which exert personality pressure on a child. One interesting name that means the same thing: Chara. Read More 

  • Justice

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    Justice, one of the rare virtue names for boys, entered the popularity ranks in 1992, and has remained on the list ever since. Parents' search for names implying virtue has led to a mini-revival of... Read More 

  • Karma

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    Some parents, including rapper Ludacris, are literally bestowing good karma on their children, but we think it should be saved for babies being raised in an ashram.  Read More 

  • Kismet

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    The next Destiny? Kismet seems like it might be fated for increased use.  Read More 

  • Patience

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    Patience is a passive virtue turned engaging name, fresher than Hope, Faith, or even Charity. After slumbering along at the bottom of the Top 1000 for decades, Patience is beginning to climb the l... Read More 

  • Pax

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    Pax, one of the variations of names meaning peace that are newly popular in these less-than-peaceful times, got a lot of publicity when chosen by Brad & Angelina for their Vietnamese-born son. Pare... Read More 

  • Peace

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    Spaniards use Pax and Paz, Hebrew speakers Shalom, for Greeks it's Irene, so why can't we make the English word a name.  Read More 

  • Promise

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    Promising. Read More 

  • Serene

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  • Serenity

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    Serenity's a pretty virtue choice, though the more conventional Serena works just as well.  Read More 

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