Valentine’s Day Baby Names Mean Love
Amadea — Amadea is a Latin name meaning “God’s beloved”. This female spin on the famous first name of composer Mozart is a romantic update on Amy or Amanda.
Amor or Amora — Bestselling novelist Amor Towles introduced this Latin name meaning love. Amora or Amoris are the female counterparts.
Carys — Cara means dear, and several names embody that meaning, including this sweet Welsh example that became known in the US when Catherine Zeta–Jones and Michael Douglas chose it for their daughter in 2003.
Cordelia — This lovely Shakespearean name meaning heart is teetering on the edge of the US Top 1000.
David — Lovers of classic names need look no further than David for a strong traditional name meaning love. If you want something a little more unusual, you might consider the variation Davis.
Drury — This French surname name meaning dear one or sweetheart has an appealing sound, as well as an irresistible meaning. Drury Lane is a famous London street and theater.
Lennon — Lennon, an Irish surname meaning “lover”, is a wonderful way to honor a musical hero who frequently wrote about love.
Mila — The international Mila has exploded in popularity in recent years and is nearing the Top 10. It means “dear”.
Reese and Rhys — Reese and Rhys are twinned versions of the same name, Welsh for “ardor”. Reese, which brings to mind actress Witherspoon, is gender-neutral, while Rhys is used more often for boys.
Valentina and Valentine — What would a story about Valentine’s Day baby names be with Valentina, Valentine, and such other variations as Valentin and Valentino? One of the ultimate romantic names.
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on February 13th, 2017 at 12:39 am
Esme is my favorite girls name and Drury my favorite boys!
on February 13th, 2017 at 5:07 pm
FYI: Suki is not a Japanese name. It’s a form of the verb that means “to like” in Japanese. And it’s not pronounced the same as Sookie, but more like the word ski. Not sure why so many Western baby name books/websites list it as a name that means “loved one” but it’s a piece of misinformation that really needs to stop being spread.
If you’re looking for a Japanese name that means “love”, I would recommend Aiko, which means “love child” (as in “child of love” not a child that’s illegitimate).
on February 14th, 2017 at 11:40 am
IMO, Amanda is now passé. Amandine is much prettier.
on February 14th, 2017 at 12:50 pm
Thanks for the information. I have removed Suki from the list.
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