Blizzard of 2016: Snowy baby names
The blizzard that blanketed much of the US mid-Atlantic area in snow last weekend caused shuttered schools and businesses, buried cars and other massive disruptions for 80 million people. But with all that chaos, TV screens and the Internet were filled with picturesque wintry scenes and skiers gliding down Fifth Avenue. Snow still has a magical quality for the child in all of us, one that is celebrated in baby names across countless cultures. (by Linda Rosenkrantz)
Fresh, pure and simple, Snow can make an evocative middle name choice, carrying the enduringly cheerful image of Disney’s Snow White. Snow is currently Number 387 on Nameberry—it would probably rank higher if there were middle name votes. Snowflake or Snowdrop enter into hippie territory.
- Snow can make an evocative middle name choice, carrying the enduringly cheerful image of Disney’s Snow White. Snow is currently Number 387 on Nameberry—it would probably rank higher if there were middle name votes. Snowflake or Snowdrop enter into hippie territory." >
- Channel only started naming winter storms in 2012, and Jonas seems like an odd choice for this year’s snowmageddon since it’s a Greek variation of Jonah, meaning ‘dove’ and more emblematic of the peace and calm after a storm. Jonas, at Number 500, ranks far below Jonah (138), but is a Top 10 name in Austria and Norway." >
- Neve is the Italian and Portuguese word for snow (and is also the Anglicized form of the Irish Niamh). It’s best known via actress Neve Campbell, who inherited her Dutch mother’s maiden name. Now Number 368 on Nameberry, 97 in Scotland, and 194 in England; Conan O’Brien used it for his daughter." >
- Lumi is a luminous Finnish name meaning snow. Popular in its native land, it is now in the Finnish Top 40. Another version is Lumikki." >
- Eira, Eiry and Aneira mean snow, Eirwen means white as snow, and Eirlys means snowdrop. Gwyneira (gwen-ay-ra) also means white snow." >
- Yukiko, means snow child born in December, while Miyuki has the lovely meaning of deep beautiful snow, or silence of deep snow." >
- Nevada in 1900, 26 in 2013. Other possibilities are the simpler Neva, and Nevara, which refers to the wholesomeness and purity of snow." >
- Karli is a Turkish name meaning covered with snow. Pretty enough on its own, but also an obvious homophone for the dated Carly." >
- Maria Nuestra Senora de las Nieves, Our Lady of the Snows, which refers to a miracle she performed when snow didn't melt on a day of August heat in Rome." >
- ED-oor, this Basque boy name is an unusual Ed name. The female version, Edurne (ed-oor-neh), is quite well used in Spain, where it has often been in the Top 100." >
- Crystal was a Top 20 name from 1978 to 1984 and still ranks at 477 (though dropping precipitously). Still, a far better choice than Flurry or Flake." >
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Tiana Putric Said
on January 29th, 2016 at 9:33 pm
Such lovely snow names. I also like Siku, Inuit for ice. It brings to mind the adorable polar bear cub named Siku and reminds me of the name Suki (Suki Waterhouse).
on January 30th, 2016 at 4:07 pm
Wouldn’t Lixue be only two syllables, said as Li-shweh?
on January 30th, 2016 at 4:10 pm
Or close to that, anyway; it’s hard to make the same exact sounds if you don’t know the language well. Needless to say, pinyin is not very easy to understand sometimes…
on February 2nd, 2016 at 4:47 am
I’d add Kirsi! As behindthename says, it’s the “Finnish form of CHRISTINA, or a short form of KIRSIKKA [means cherry]. It also means “frost” in Finnish.”
I also think a lot of the names that have white as part of the meaning would work like Bianca or Olwen.
on February 3rd, 2016 at 8:14 am
Again, I really think you need to change Lixue’s pronunciation so parents-to-be aren’t misinformed…I’m not trying to be irritating, but again, there’s no -ee at the end.
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