Category: Meanings of Baby Names
During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims across the globe—about a quarter of the world’s population—fast from dawn to sunset for the month. Observance of the fast, which forms one of the Five Pillars of the Islam, helps Muslims get closer to Allah. As Muslims ready to mark Ramadan on May 26, let’s take a closer look at some awe-inspiring, and perhaps surprising, names that come from Arabic, the original language of the Koran and spoken by many millions of the faith.
By Courtney Ligon
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and while many of us will at least pretend to be Irish for the day, you may not feel that you have a little Siobhan or Seamus in your future. So while there is an abundance of strong and appealing Irish names, there are also plenty of great name options that honor the spirit of luck and good fortune that surround the day, without demanding that your little one pop out singing Danny Boy. So here are some names with luck in their meaning.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin famously named their daughter Apple. Courtney Cox and David Arquette named theirs Coco. You may not have a taste for naming your baby after foods, but you might just savor these nine foods named after people.
By Faith M.
I, for one, am very enthusiastic about the recent rise in less common or renewed virtue names for girls, names such as Verity, Mercy, Peace and Amity. And also for the growing trend to give boys virtue names such as Justice, Chance, True and Noble, to name just a few of the many great choices.
The increased popularity and abundance of word names that now classify as unconventional virtue names has made it an appealing option for people looking for something off-beat as an alternative to such traditional names as Faith, Hope, Grace and Constance.
By Meredith Testa
There was a major snowstorm where I live recently, which of course got me thinking about names for babies born in a blizzard. I couldn’t find any examples that mean “terrible timing, little one,” but some of the names below may work.