Valentine’s Day Names: Sweets to the sweet

February 12, 2015 Abby Sandel

Ready for a sugar rush? Valentine’s Day baby names might mean love, beloved….or sweet. From conversation hearts to truffles, there’s a sweet treat to tempt everyone. If you’re expecting a new addition right about now, plenty of those treats could inspire a child’s name, too. From names that mean sweet to those favorite candies that come packaged in heart-shaped boxes for February 14th, here are a dozen possibilities inspired by all things candy-coated and sweet.


Dulcie - Dulcie could be a sweeter spin on new retro favorites like Sadie, Hattie, and Winnie. From a Latin word meaning sweet, it’s found in romantic elaborations like Dulcibella and Dulcinea - Don Quixote’s true love. The Spanish Dulce has been more popular in recent years, originally associated with the Virgin Mary, but now just as likely to bring to mind the caramel flavor of dulce de leche.

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Abby Sandel is nameberry's Senior Editor and resident Name Sage. Look for her baby name news round-ups every Monday, and her Name Sage columns on Wednesdays. Abby is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and mom to Alex and Clio. For a chance to have your questions answered, contact Abby at

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