Linda wrote last week on the question of whether a name’s meaning still means anything. Maybe not so much, and yet several of today’s most stylish names mean “life”. Eve and Eva, Aisha and Zoe, Liv and all forms of Vivian share the life-affirming meaning.
Even if parents aren’t searching for a name with a specific meaning, the fact that an attractive name carries an equally attractive meaning can only be a plus. Beautiful, strong, graceful, intelligent, star: These are all great meanings that may support the appeal of a name. But life may be the most powerful meaning of all.
If you like the life-affirming meaning and want a name a little further off the beaten track, here’s a short list of other options: