Nameberry’s New International Baby Names
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on April 24th, 2014 at 11:17 pm
Some of these are rough.
on April 24th, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Tycho is cool, and Tycho Brahe is a neat namesake. I’m not into Leike.
on April 25th, 2014 at 6:53 am
Psyched to see a Polynesian Name made the list. We need more of those!!!!
on April 25th, 2014 at 7:14 am
is Moana pronounced mo-nah or mo-ah-nah? It looks beautiful, but my only issue with it would be if it’s pronounced mo-nah as it sounds very similar to moaner.
on April 25th, 2014 at 7:20 am
Lada is very much associated with the Russian car manufacturer in the UK. That’s a shame, since I find it pretty.
on April 25th, 2014 at 7:20 am
These are all so adorable! Although, they’d have a difficult time throughout life in the U.S. with pronunciation. My favorite is Trygg, totally usable!
on April 25th, 2014 at 7:53 am
Love Tycho and Trygg is a family name. But why no babies of colour?
on April 25th, 2014 at 9:01 am
Another one that is very popular here in Germany but unheard of elsewhere is Finja / Finnja with the pronunciation of Finn-ya.
on April 25th, 2014 at 9:52 am
I’m in love with Ferelith, it’s a recent crush! It sounds like a faerie name; so beautiful. And I love Morgana so if Moana is said Mo-ah-na that’s a bonus. I’ve never heard of the Russian car manufacturer, and I live in the UK, I’m assuming it’s said Lah-duh.
on April 25th, 2014 at 10:33 am
Interesting! While most of these aren’t my style, I love to see more international names added to the database. I quite like Moana, Onni, and Lieke, but Lada does make me think of the car company.
on April 25th, 2014 at 10:45 am
I was enchanted by Ferelith until I said it aloud a few times and realized it sounded like Fearless with a lisp. Maybe for a character in a novel , , ,
on April 25th, 2014 at 11:24 am
Just one correction, Trygg doesn’t mean “true” but “safe, reliable or faithful”. It’s a word name, not often used in Norway. We use Old Norse byname Tryggve/Trygve instead. When using the word ‘trygg’ it is almost always meant as ‘safe’.
I like Lieke, Ferelith, Tycho and Moana. Tycho is the coolest 🙂
Lada is a joke here because of the Russian car. Along the lines of “Why walk when you can drive a Lada?”…. Would not consider at all!
on April 25th, 2014 at 11:42 am
I have never heard of the Russian car manufacturer. I love Lada. I think in America it wouldn’t be a problem.
on April 25th, 2014 at 2:57 pm
I like Ferelith, Moana, Onni, and Tycho.
Bente sounds pretty, but for some reason makes me think of Bento, like the bento boxes in Japan.
on April 25th, 2014 at 3:02 pm
I like Tycho.
on April 25th, 2014 at 6:26 pm
Ferelith!! I’m in love. It’s like Meredith in syllables, right? Fer-eh-lith? Or more like fee-ruh-lith?
Wonder if the similar irish name mentioned in the description, forbhlaith, is pronounced forv-la? If so, also really cool sounding.
Onni would be a great middle.
Trygg makes me think of a dog’s name, and given the meaning (especially the one offered in the comments above), sounds like a great dog name actually!
on April 26th, 2014 at 2:58 am
As a proud Dutch citizen I love to see some Dutch names appear on here. Unfortunately I still don’t see my own name, Maiken, which is a very popular name in Scandinavia and Maaike is very popular in The Netherlands!! Please add them!
on April 26th, 2014 at 5:01 am
Tycho is awesome!
on April 26th, 2014 at 5:37 am
I love Lieke, Lada, and Moana — especially Lieke! 😀
on April 26th, 2014 at 10:46 am
Hi everyone — It’s mo-ah-na, as here: http://www.forvo.com/word/moana_pozzi/#it
Miloowen, by my estimation, there are three babies of color of the 12 pictured. The unifying theme is headgear!
on April 27th, 2014 at 9:14 am
I really like Benta and Fedde! They are so nice! I also liked the look Onni, but it reminds me of another name, can’t remember which.
on April 27th, 2014 at 9:33 am
I really like Bente, Fedde, Onni and Tycho.
on July 6th, 2015 at 11:00 pm
Lada immediately made me think of the clunky car. It also is too close to “laddie,” IMO.
My favorite from the list is a secondary name, Aroha. It sounds beautiful & I love the meaning. 🙂
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