Valentine Day Names: Heart-felt baby names

A baby born around Valentine‘s Day automatically gets an extra measure of love, which can also be boosted by choosing an apropos name. Options include cutting straight to the heart of the matter with something like Valentine or Valentina, or picking a name that embodies love in its literal meaning, or looking back to the appellations of ancient mythological goddesses of love. Here are some such choices that could make a child feel especially loved.


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Spelled either Amias or Amyas, this unusual Latin name comes from the word for love. The Amyas version became known via the hero of the once popular 1855 Charles Kingsley novel, Westward Ho!--Captain Sir Amyas Leigh. Unlike other ias-ending names such as Tobias and Zacharias, Amias is not a biblical name.

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