Names That Mean Wise

Baby names that mean wise or intelligent or smart have a contemporary feel, with wisdom is a more valuable quality than ever. These names meaning wise represent a range of cultures and styles. Names for a wise baby include familiar choices like Sophia and Hudson, as well as less common picks like Zelmira and Gyan. Also included here are names that symbolize wisdom through their association with wise figures. Here are some baby names that confer wisdom by their meaning.

  • Aakil


    If meaning were destiny, this would start a boy off on the right foot. Read More 

  • Akilah


    The meaning of intelligent elevates this A-starting name for girls above other similar possibilities. Read More 

  • Akira


    A popular Japanese name for both sexes that's migrated to the West because of its appearance in manga and video games.Read More 

  • Alden


    Hot young actor Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, gives this formerly-stodgy surname name an attractive new image, making it a fresh successor to Aiden or Holden. Before it got this fresh shine,... Read More 

  • Aldo


    A spirited German name very popular in Italy and occasionally used here, Aldo is one of the unique baby names with international... Read More 

  • Aldrich


    In an era with so many created, modern names, Aldrich oozes history and substance. But it is also fit for modern times, given its surname-as-name status and the nickname potential (Al, Richie, etc).Read More 

  • Aleem


    Surname of a noted modern Urdu poet. Read More 

  • Alfie


    Alfie is a Top 50 name throughout the British Isles, where retro nickname names are ultratrendy, but it hasn't really been picked up in the US yet.

    Thanks to some louche fictional... Read More 

  • Alfred


    Alfred is up off his recliner! If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way around with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred. Alfred is quite popular in... Read More 

  • Alger


    This name has been off the USA Top 1000 list since before 1900, but it has some great musical credentials: consider American blues singer Alger "Texas" Alexander and country music legend Pat Alger.Read More 

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