New Year Baby Names

The ringing in of a new year brings with it a sense of fresh beginnings, a new dawn dawning, and bright hopes for the future.  And so with that in mind, and with our warmest wishes to all of you for a great year, we offer some names drawn from a variety of cultures that suggest  those very things–and all of them appropriate for a New Year’s baby.

NAMES THAT MEAN HOPE

AMAL

AMIL

ARRAYAH

ASHA

ESPERANZA

HOPE

NADIA, NADINE

NOZOMI

RAJA

SPERANZA

TARAJA

TIKVAH

VON

NAMES THAT MEAN DAWN

AURORA

DAWN

ORIANA

ROXANA/ROXANNE

SAHAR

ZARA

ZORA/ZORINA

NAMES THAT MEAN NEWNESS, FRESHNESS, BEGINNINGS

AMARYLLIS

BEEJA

DAGNY

IDONY

MIKA

NASIMA

NAVIN

NEO

NEOMA

NOVA

NYSSA

RAANAN

ZELENKA

ZERA

Another approach, if you’re naming a baby born in the first month of the year, would be to consider one of the diverse names used for the month of January across the world:

BAHMAN

CAIT (in Hindi)

EINAIR

ENERO

GENNAIO

GENNARO

JAANUAR

JANIERO/JANEIRO

JANUARI

JANVIER

LEDEN

MAKARA (means born under Capricorn)

TARR

HAVE A HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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jh Says:

December 31st, 2008 at 9:56 pm

“Cait” the month is pronounced similarly to “Chite” in Hindi, so it doesn’t rhyme with Kate.

lyndsay jenness Says:

January 2nd, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Cool list! If I were going to name a new year’s baby I’d pick Amaryllis Hope! I always loved the little girl in The Music Man!

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