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Meanings of Baby Names

The news stories in this section examine what do baby names mean and how those meanings affect your name choices and your child's psychology.

Rainbow Baby Names Honor and Comfort
Mon Oct 11 2021

Rainbow Baby Names Honor and Comfort

Rainbow baby names can be a way to remember the past and look to the future. Be inspired by names meaning comfort and hope, storms and rainbows, and other ways to honor memories in a name.
October Baby Names Spook and Delight
Tue Oct 05 2021

October Baby Names Spook and Delight

October baby names reference Halloween, the autumn season, and so much more. If you're expecting an October baby, check out our guide to October baby names.
Tamil Baby Names Honor Heritage
Mon Sep 27 2021

Tamil Baby Names Honor Heritage

Tamil baby names are rich in history and heritage. Discover a selection of the best authentic Tamil names with positive meanings here!
Do You *Really* Know What These Names Mean?
Sun Sep 26 2021

Do You *Really* Know What These Names Mean?

You've looked up the meaning of your favorite name, you love it... and then another source says it means something totally different! How do you know which one is right? Aili Winstanley Channer explains why, for many well-known names, there's room for both.
Top Last Names in the US: Origins and Meanings
Wed Sep 22 2021

Top Last Names in the US: Origins and Meanings

The top last names in the US with their origins and meanings.
Libra Baby Names Strike a Balance
Tue Sep 21 2021

Libra Baby Names Strike a Balance

Libra baby names are as harmonious as the scales that represent the sign. Find inspiration for naming your Libra child in this full guide.
September Baby Names Welcome the Fall
Thu Sep 02 2021

September Baby Names Welcome the Fall

September baby names draw from the Fall season, Virgo and Libra star signs, holidays that take place during the month, and more!
Virgo Baby Names Are Pure
Tue Aug 24 2021

Virgo Baby Names Are Pure

Virgo baby names are connected to purity and maidens as well as the Earth, wisdom, and more. We have the definitive guide to naming Virgo babies.
August Baby Names Cast a Glow
Tue Aug 03 2021

August Baby Names Cast a Glow

August baby names relate to Leo and Virgo — August's star signs — the birthstones and flowers of the month, and everything summer.
Leo Baby Names Burn Hot
Tue Jul 20 2021

Leo Baby Names Burn Hot

Leo baby names relate to lions — the symbol of the sign — fire, the Sun, and so much more. If you need a name for your Leo baby, consult our guide.
Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child
Sat Jul 10 2021

Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child

Enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism, from new favorites like Bodhi to rarities like Moksha and Om.
Names Meaning Freedom for Independence Day (and Every Day)
Sat Jul 03 2021

Names Meaning Freedom for Independence Day (and Every Day)

Whether you're expecting an Independence Day baby or want to raise a free spirit, take inspiration from these names meaning freedom and independence. Sure, there's Liberty, but what about Saoirse, Scheherazade, or Charlie?
July Baby Names Turn up the Heat
Thu Jul 01 2021

July Baby Names Turn up the Heat

July baby names are some of the hottest around, relating to all things summer and sunshine, as well as notable events, figures, and holidays in July.
Cancer Baby Names Make a Splash
Tue Jun 22 2021

Cancer Baby Names Make a Splash

Cancer baby names reference the summer season, the Moon, and water. Consider one of these lovable names for your sweet and sensitive Cancer child.
Gemini Baby Names Shine Bright
Tue May 18 2021

Gemini Baby Names Shine Bright

Gemini baby names have a brilliance about them. Much like people born under the sign of the twins, names for Gemini babies are smart and sparkling.
May Names Celebrate Spring!
Sat May 01 2021

May Names Celebrate Spring!

April showers bring May flowers! Or rather, floral baby names. Names inspired by the month of May relate to the season and its symbols.
Taurus Names Embrace Earthiness
Tue Apr 20 2021

Taurus Names Embrace Earthiness

Taurus baby names reference the earth, spring, the color green, the flower violet, and the meaning strength, all symbols for the sign of Taurus.
Easter Names: The Ultimate Guide
Sun Apr 04 2021

Easter Names: The Ultimate Guide

Easter names are Springy, symbolic, and spiritual. They include common names connected to nature, such as Lily and Willow, as well as rare names with meanings related to rabbits, rebirth, palms — even eggs!
Aries Baby Names Catch Fire
Tue Mar 23 2021

Aries Baby Names Catch Fire

Aries baby names are hot hot hot! Much like the people born with an Aries sun sign, names for Aries babies possess moxie, courage, and whole lot of fire.
March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!
Tue Mar 02 2021

March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!

In like a lion, out like a lamb. March baby names usher in the spring, so fresh nature names abound in our round-up of the best names for March babies.
Pisces Baby Names Rise to the Surface
Thu Feb 18 2021

Pisces Baby Names Rise to the Surface

Pisces baby names take their main inspiration from the water. Pisces is the last of the three water signs and is represented by a pair of fish. Any name with a water-related meaning — especially if it connects to fish — is ideal for a Piscean child. Options abound, from Marina and Fisher to Nineveh and Bardo.
Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love
Sat Feb 13 2021

Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love

Our ultimate guide to Valentine's Day names meaning love, heart, and all things sweet, plus some gems from mythology and literature. Will you choose one for your little lovebug?
Day and Night Baby Names Shine All The Time
Thu Feb 04 2021

Day and Night Baby Names Shine All The Time

Celebrating a baby born at sunrise, or a special moment in the night? These names, drawn from all around the world, celebrate times of the day, from dawn till dusk and back again.
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Mon Jan 25 2021

Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide

Strong boy names are set to be a powerful trend this year. We round up 100+ of the boldest and best strong names for boys.
Aquarius Baby Names Hold Water
Tue Jan 19 2021

Aquarius Baby Names Hold Water

Aquarius names connect to air and water, intelligence and individualism, and notable Aquarians from history. Consult our guide to Aquarius baby names if you’re expecting a little water bearer of your own!