Category: Meanings of Baby Names

Happy Valentine Day Names: We Heart You!

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Happy Valentine’s Day! When it comes to names befitting this holiday, certain obvious examples spring to mind—the Valentine/Valentina/Valentino triplets, Romeo and Juliet and other iconic romantic couples, and the over-the-top deities Cupid, Eros and Aphrodite. But there are other, more unusual names less obviously related to love and hearts, and here are 12 of the best, not just for babe born this time of year, but for every adorable recipient of love at any time.

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By John Kelly

In the new year, many of us resolve to clean up our diets and shape up our bodies. To help keep you motivated or get you inspired, here are some invigorating baby names whose meanings are all about health and fitness.

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100+ Great Christmas Names

By Esmeralda Rocha

Christmas is here once again!

It’s such a magical time of year that many who welcome a baby into the world at this time want to find a special name that reflects the holiday spirit.

We’ve pulled together a list of well over 100 names that in some way promote a Christmas theme – everything from the obvious Noelle and Holly to the more unusual Nevin or Hoshi. Let us know your favorite Yuletide moniker!

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New Spiritual Baby Names: Bodhi to Zen

By Katinka

Call it the “Bodhi effect”: spiritual names are on the ascendance at the moment — but these aren’t the religious names of yesteryear, steeped in Biblical tradition. These are novel word and virtue names, place names with spiritual significance, terms borrowed (some might say appropriated) from exotic Eastern belief systems… Names that give an aura of spirituality, without being rooted in a particular religion — or even in religion per se.

In this age of individualism and anti-establishment feeling, those who self-identify as “spiritual but not religious” are a rapidly expanding group. And — as ever — big social trends such as this go hand-in-hand with big trends in naming.

Let’s take a closer look at four key categories into which these new spiritual names fall:

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By John Kelly

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Joy to the world! During this most wonderful time of the year, we’re surrounded by Christmas cheer—even in the very language of our most familiar season’s greetings. In that holly jolly spirit, let’s look to some nifty names that mean “happy” and “joyful.” Don’t feel left out, though, Felix and Felicity…You’re covered this time in Feliz Navidad!

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