Names That Mean Home

  1. Hampton
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "home settlement"
    • Description:

      Names of classy places -- Aspen, Paris, and yes, Hampton -- are in favor with aspiring parents, though they don't always have the intended effect.
  2. Heinrich
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "estate ruler"
    • Description:

      Traditional German names of this ilk have had a difficult time emigrating into the American name pool, mostly because anti-German sentiment during the two world wars of the 20th century drove German names out of fashion. One of Heinrich's nicknames, Harro, might do better.
  3. Anneth
    • Origin:

      Cornish
    • Meaning:

      "home"
    • Description:

      Anneth was derived from the Cornish word annedh, meaning "home," but it may also be viewed as a variation of the French name Annette.
  4. Nydia
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "home"
    • Description:

      Very rarely used, could provide a distinctive alternative to Lydia.
  5. Elysium
    • Origin:

      Latin from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "home of the blessed after death"
    • Description:

      Elysium, or the Elysian Fields, was the Greek mythological concept of the afterlife for blessed and righteous souls. It was thought to be located at the westernmost edge of the Earth.
  6. Aimar
    • Origin:

      Navarrese
    • Meaning:

      "home"
    • Description:

      A very old name with a fascinating history, Aimar is now most often used as a boys' name in the Basque country. Its status as a Top 100 name in Spain may also be related to the enduring popularity of retired Argentinian soccer superstar Pablo AImar.
  7. Washington
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "home of the Wassa people"
    • Description:

      Lincoln, Tyler, Taylor, Jackson, Jefferson, Harrison, McKinley, Grant, Kennedy, Carter -- yes. Washington -- probably not.
  8. Andrin
    • Origin:

      Swiss, Romansh variation of Heinrich, German
    • Meaning:

      "home of the king"
  9. Elysium
    • Origin:

      Latin from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "home of the blessed after death"
    • Description:

      In Greek mythology, Elysium, or the Elysian Fields, was the paradise inhabited by the blessed and righteous after death. Greek poet Homer attested that the Elysian Fields were on the western edge of Earth.
  10. Treeve
    • Origin:

      Variation of Treave, Cornish
    • Meaning:

      "village, home"
    • Description:

      Treeve is an alternate spelling for Treave, a Cornish place name that is virtually unused in the US.
  11. Treave
    • Origin:

      Cornish
    • Meaning:

      "village, home"
    • Description:

      Treave is a Cornish place name derived from tre or trevow, denoting a village, farmstead, or dwelling. This tailored and attractive name easily translates across cultures and makes a wonderful choice whether you have Cornish heritage or not.
  12. Hammond
    • Origin:

      English from German
    • Meaning:

      "mountain home"
    • Description:

      A cross-cultural possibility, but a bit heavy and somber.
  13. Henrick
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "home ruler"
    • Description:

      Anglicized form of Heinrich
  14. Elyseum
    • Origin:

      Variation of Elysium, Latin from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "home of the blessed after death"
    • Description:

      The Greek mythological Elysium, or the Elysian Fields, was the home of blessed mortals after death. It's been coopted as a modern baby name for both sexes, although the Elyseum spelling has never been given to more than five children of a single sex in any one year.
  15. Heike
    • Origin:

      German, Frisian and Dutch
    • Meaning:

      "home ruler"
    • Description:

      A form of Heinrich or Henrike (Henry in English), as well as of their feminine counterparts. Now most commonly feminine, but certainly an attractive choice for either sex.
  16. Henrich
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "home ruler"
    • Description:

      Variant of Heinrich
  17. Heike
    • Origin:

      German, Frisian and Dutch
    • Meaning:

      "home ruler"
    • Description:

      A form of Heinrich or Henrike (Henry in English), as well as of their feminine counterparts. Now most commonly feminine, and especially popular for girls in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s. Famous bearers include German actress Heike Makatsch and athlete Heike Drechsler.
  18. Elyseum
    • Origin:

      Variation of Elysium, Latin from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "home of the blessed after death"
    • Description:

      Elysium, or the Elysian Fields, was the Greek mythological utopia where the blessed and righteous resided after death. It's been used as a baby name for girls and boys in small numbers, although the Elyseum variation has yet to break the charts.
  19. Barnum
    • Origin:

      English contraction of "baron's home"
    • Meaning:

      "baron's home"
    • Description:

      Inevitable circus association.
  20. Indrek
    • Origin:

      Estonian variation of Heinrich, German
    • Meaning:

      "home of the king"
    • Description:

      The Estonian form on Heinrich would make a one-of-a-kind choice in the US — it's never placed on the American charts.