Baby Names Meaning Bright
Baby names meaning bright feel especially appealing at this time of year, when we’re craving sunlight, daylight, the light at the end of the long dark winter tunnel. Bright or light is also an inspiring meaning for a baby name, appropriate for a midwinter baby – or one due to arrive in spring or summer.
Girl and boy names with meanings related to lightness, brightness, or shine are found in many cultures. Some rank high on the US popularity list, such as Claire and Lucy, while others are highly unusual. Our favorite picks include names from both classes.
A meaning related to brightness or lightness might indicate optimism, enlightenment, positivity, or a shining moment.
Our favorite baby names meaning bright, light, or shining to light include:
Girl baby names meaning bright or light often cluster around names related to Claire, Helen, or Lucy, all classics with international variations that carry light-related meanings.
Boys’ ames with bert in them, like Robert and Albert, along with boys’ names related to Lucian all carry meanings related to brightness and lightness.
Other classic boy names meaning bright include the biblical Aaron and Abner.