Baby Names That Mean Light

January 31, 2013 Pamela Redmond

Names that mean light 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. Light is also an inspiring meaning for a baby name, appropriate for a midwinter baby – or one due to arrive in spring or summer.  Our favorite baby names with meanings relating to light include:


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A Hebrew name meaning “father of light,” Abner is one Biblical choice with a lot of style life ahead of it. Along with galpal names Daisy and Mae, Abner has finally shed its comic book bumpkin image. A better Abner hero: Abner Doubleday, the inventor of baseball. Abner has not been in the Top 1000 for more than 70 years and makes a classic yet distinguished choice.


About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show of the same name.

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