Names That Mean Friend or Friendly

All these baby names have meanings that relate to friends or friendship—something we're sure you wish for your child. Names that mean friend represent a range of cultures and styles. Friendliness is a positive quality to invest in your baby's name. Names for a friendly baby include those like Arden, Jeb, and Sameria. Browse these names that mean friend or friendly.

  • Alden

    The name Alden is a unisex name of English origin meaning "old, wise friend". Hot young actor Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, gives this formerly-stodgy surname name an attractive new image,... Read More 

  • Alvin

    The name Alvin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "noble friend, friend of the elves". Alvin has a sturdy, no-frills sound that belies its somewhat whimsical meaning. Interesting potential... Read More 

  • Alvina

    The name Alvina is a girl's name of English origin meaning "elf-friend". This variation of the more well known Alvin adds an unusual and feminine touch to the original. It sounds a bit more like... Read More 

  • Ames

    The name Ames is a boy's name meaning "friend". One of those place and surname names that hasn't be used much as a first name yet -- but could soon. You could think of it as a fun, one-syllable... Read More 

  • Amica

    The name Amica is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "female friend". Amica is a word meaning girlfriend that is not often used as a name in Italy, but it would sound pretty and name-like... Read More 

  • Amit

    The name Amit is a boy's name of Hebrew, Sanskrit, Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning "friend; infinite". Simple yet exotic, popular and carrying two positive meanings in two diverse cultures. A... Read More 

  • Amity

    The name Amity is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "friendship". Amity--what nicer gift to give your little girl than a name that signifies friendship and harmony? This virtue name is also... Read More 

  • Amy

    The name Amy is a girl's name of French, Latin origin meaning "beloved". Amy was second only to Jennifer for the whole decade of the 1970s and, though far less used for babies today, remains a... Read More 

  • Anissa

    The name Anissa is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "friendly". A pretty and delicate cousin of Anna is often heard in Scotland and is also currently popular in France. In the US it was... Read More 

  • Arden

    The name Arden is a unisex name of English origin meaning "valley of the eagle". Arden, the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It, is a stylish A name with a strong,... Read More 

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