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New Year Baby Names

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/ZORINANAMES 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 !!!

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.