Names That Mean Eternal

  1. Amari
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, Sanskrit, Latin, Yoruba
    • Meaning:

      "eternal, goddess, loved, strength"
    • Description:

      Amari is a name that's rising in popularity for both boys and girls in the US, used last year for about 2000 baby boys and 1000 baby girls. It's among the Top 20 gender neutral names.
  2. Amari
    • Origin:

      Hebrew, Sanskrit, Latin, Yoruba
    • Meaning:

      "eternal, goddess, loved, strength"
    • Description:

      Amari is a name that's rising in popularity in the US for both boys and girls. Last year, about 1000 baby girls and 2000 baby boys were named Amari in the US, making it one of the Top 20 gender neutral names.
  3. Eric
    • Origin:

      Old Norse
    • Meaning:

      "eternal ruler"
    • Description:

      Eric is derived from the Old Norse name Eiríkr, from the components ei, meaning "ever," and ríkr, "rule." It was adopted by English speakers in the mid-nineteenth century, who were already familiar with the exploits of the tenth century Viking navigator and discoverer of Greenland, Eric the Red. Erik is an alternate spelling and the preferred form of the name across much of Europe.
  4. Eero
    • Origin:

      Finnish variation of Eric
    • Meaning:

      "eternal ruler"
    • Description:

      Creative gem perfect for an architect's son, in tribute to modern Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.
  5. Erica
    • Origin:

      Norse, feminine form of Eric
    • Meaning:

      "eternal ruler"
    • Description:

      The straightforward Erica is a Norse feminization that was long associated with the complex, mega-popular character Erica Kane, played by Susan Lucci for decades on the soap opera All My Children. Used in Scandinavia since the early eighteenth century, where it was usually spelled Erika, it was in the Top 50 girls' list in the USA in the 1970s and eighties.
  6. Erik
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Eric, Old Norse
    • Meaning:

      "eternal ruler"
    • Description:

      K can substitute for C at the end of a name too, as in this example of Erik as a spelling variation of Eric. Or is it the other way around?
  7. Niran
    • Origin:

      Thai
    • Meaning:

      "eternal"
    • Description:

      Simple, attractive, and worldly, would fit in with the Kierans and Kylans in the preschool class.
  8. Eilam
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "eternal"
    • Description:

      One of Noah's biblical grandsons, making it a natural to honor a relative with the name of the ark builder.
  9. Emari
    • Origin:

      Variation of Emery; variation of Amari, German; Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "industrious; eternal"
    • Description:

      Most male Emaris use their name as a variation of Amari, which is pronounced with emphasis on the second syllable. It is a truly gender-neutral name, given to baby girls and boys in similar numbers. Names ending in -ari are also one of our top trends of 2021.
  10. Eiro
    • Origin:

      Finnish variation of Eirik, Old Norse
    • Meaning:

      "eternal ruler"
    • Description:

      Eiro is to Eirik as Eero is to Eric.
  11. Emari
    • Origin:

      Variation of Emery; variation of Amari, German; Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "industrious; eternal"
    • Description:

      When pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable, Emari is considered a variation of Emery, a stylish unisex name common among baby girls. But in most cases, Emari is used as an alternate spelling of Amari, which emphasizes the second syllable. Both Amari and Emari are pretty evenly matched between the sexes, each with a slight edge for boys.
  12. Ericson
    • Origin:

      Old Norse
    • Meaning:

      "son of the eternal ruler"
    • Description:

      Ericson, also spelled Erickson and Erikson (and with -sen endings too), is a Nordic surname that makes a strong choice. Ericson may continue the trend Harrison, Jefferson and Jackson started.
  13. Khaled
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "eternal"
    • Description:

      Khaled is a widely-used Arabic and Muslim name with a strong appealing meaning. Khalid is another popular spelling. Both versions are among the most familiar Arabic names for boys, perhaps thanks to DJ Khaled.
  14. Nitya
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit, Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "always, eternal"
    • Description:

      Used for both boys and girls in India, this appealing Hindi name works well internationally. It is also used as an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga or Parvati).
  15. Amarii
    • Origin:

      Variation of Amari, Hebrew, Yoruba, Thai
    • Meaning:

      "eternal"
    • Description:

      Names ending in I are peak cool. So cool, in fact, some parents are doubling up.
  16. Nitya
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit, Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "always, eternal"
    • Description:

      Used for both boys and girls in India, this appealing Hindi name works well internationally.
  17. Cavidan
    • Origin:

      Persian, Turkish, Azerbaijani
    • Meaning:

      "eternal"
    • Description:

      A unisex name with great nickname potential, currently particularly popular for boys in Azerbaijan.
  18. Ahmari
    • Origin:

      Variation of Amari, Hebrew, Yoruba, Thai
    • Meaning:

      "eternal"
    • Description:

      Rising spelling variation of the common unisex name Amari.
  19. Debanhi
    • Origin:

      Mexican
    • Meaning:

      "Eternal God bless our daughter"
    • Description:

      Debanhi took the lead in 2022 as the name with the biggest increase in percentage of babies born — a whopping 1,164% increase. The name was given to 177 baby girls, and this rise may be attributed to the tragic murder of Debanhi Escobar in 2022. The name comes from the phrase Dios Eterno Bendiga A Nuestra HIga, meaning "Eternal God bless our daughter".