Names That Mean Having

  1. Gideon
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "hewer; or, having a stump for a hand"
    • Description:

      Gideon is a no-longer neglected Old Testament name, but still makes an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the Old Testament, Gideon was a judge called on by God to rescue the Jews from the Midianites, and the name was popular among the Puritans.
  2. Lucky
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "having good fortune"
    • Description:

      Recently chosen by singer Elle King for her son. Lucky is a name that could see a considerable rise in the near future, as word names continue to heat up.
  3. Melinoe
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "having the color of quince"
    • Description:

      In Greek Mythology, Melinoe was the daughter of Persephone, and fathered by both Zeus and Hades. She was one of two moon goddess, the other being Hecate, but was thought to be the bringer of nightmares and madness. Her name means "having the color of quince," a fruit with a yellow-greenish color that would have been associated with illness and death.
  4. Rez
    • Origin:

      Hungarian
    • Meaning:

      "having copper-colored hair"
    • Description:

      A beyond unusual choice for a little redhead.
  5. Rashad
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "having good judgment"
    • Description:

      In the US, Rashad is one of the most popular and best-known Arabic names, through several sports and entertainment celebrities.
  6. Gideon
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "hewer; or, having a stump for a hand"
    • Description:

      An Old Testament name traditionally used for boys, but with the potential to cross over on the tails of Ezra, Noah, James, and Micah in a wave of increasingly gender-neutral Biblical names. Examples of female Gideons in television include characters on shows such as The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. About a dozen baby girls were given the name Gideon in 2022.
  7. Peabody
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "having the body of a gnat"
    • Description:

      Peabody is a quintessentially Waspy surname that your child won't thank you for -- either the pea part or the body part, or the meaning part.
  8. Chosen
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "having been selected as the best or most appropriate"
    • Description:

      Chosen is officially a baby name thanks to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who chose (can't resist) the word as the name of his newborn son. While it may inspire bad puns, Chosen is actually a pretty good word name: It's got the two-syllable, n-ending sound that is so fashionable for names, plus a positive, affirming meaning. Chosen is rising on the girls' side too now, given to 74 baby girls in 2022.
  9. Shashi
    • Origin:

      Indian, Sanskrit, Nepali
    • Meaning:

      "moon, having a hare"
    • Description:

      Shashi is an Indian name for the moon, giving it a shimmering quality, but its literal meaning translates to "having a hare." In India, a hare is a common image to see in the moon.
  10. Aavyan
    • Origin:

      Hindu
    • Meaning:

      "not having any imperfections"
    • Description:

      Aavyan is a name used in the religion Hinduism and is one of the many names of the deity Ganesha.
  11. Devout
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment"
    • Description:

      An unusual English word name with strong religious undertones — Devout means "having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment" — Devout would make a statement as a middle name.
  12. Rhythmic
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "having or relating to rhythm"
    • Description:

      A bouncy, energetic word name that is sure to be one-of-a-kind, Rhythmic would work for a boy or a girl.
  13. Devout
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment"
    • Description:

      An unusual English word name with strong religious undertones — Devout means "having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment" — Devout would make a statement as a middle name.
  14. Rhythmic
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "having or relating to rhythm"
    • Description:

      A bouncy, energetic word name that is sure to be one-of-a-kind, Rhythmic would work for a boy or a girl.