Spice (& Other Food) Baby Names

Apple launched the trend toward food-oriented baby names, with lots of tasty names joining the menu.
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  • Amandine

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    This fragrant, almond-scented name has hardly been heard in this country, which is a pity--we've loved it since John Malkovich used it for his now grown daughter. A French diminutive of Amanda, it... Read More 

  • Apple

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    Apple made international headlines when Gwyneth Paltrow chose this wholesome fruit name for her daughter. Many have called it ridiculous, but we have to admit, we find it kinda cute. Rocker Bob Ge... Read More 

  • Banana

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    Banana is one fruity name we wouldn't recommend. Pick Plum instead. There is a Japanese novelist whose pen name is Banana Yoshimoto--birth name Mahoko. Read More 

  • Berry

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    With the recent arrival of fruit names like Apple and Plum, this more traditional example, symbolic of fertility, might rise in popularity. Photographer Berry Berenson was born Berinthia. And...in... Read More 

  • Cayenne

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    Spicy. Read More 

  • Cherry

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    Why give your future teenager even more reason to hate you.  Read More 

  • Cinnamon

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    The only spice name we have a taste for is Saffron.  Read More 

  • Clementine

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    Clementine is a Nameberry favorite though it hasn't appeared on the U.S. Top 1000 for more than half a century. Still, its style value may mean there are more Clementines than you might guess in y... Read More 

  • Clove

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    Clove is a spice name that is a tad more piquant than Saffron or Cinnamon. It might get more attention now as a member of The Hunger Games family of names. Read More 

  • Fennel

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    Word name possibility carrying the scent of licorice-like anise.  Read More 

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