Spiritual Baby Names

Spiritual baby names suggest qualities we'd all like our children to aspire to and fit our new definition of cool. While they seem as if they can work for both genders, most spiritual baby names have been veering toward the feminine side. A few, such as Trinity, Destiny, Sky, and Genesis, are already staples on the girls' popularity lists. Here, some spiritual names that might be right for your baby.

  • Messiah

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A handful of years ago, a judge in Tennessee ruled that parents could not name their son Messiah, "because there's only one." That decision was overturned, and in fact last year almost 2,000 baby... Read More 

  • Miracle

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A recently popular spiritual name that entered the Top 500 in 2003. It ranked at Number 382, its highest position ever, in 2016.Read More 

  • Moon

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The original oddball celebrity baby name, via Frank Zappa's daughter Moon Unit, who claims she's always liked it. Read More 

  • Mystery

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Pretty sound, provocative meaning, but a little over-the-top. Read More 

  • Nevaeh

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Nevaeh has had phenomenal success since singer Sonny Sandoval introduced the idea of turning Heaven around and using it as a baby name. Especially popular with religious parents, Nevaeh has been... Read More 

  • Pax

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Pax, one of the variations of names meaning peace that are newly popular in these less-than-peaceful times, got a lot of publicity when chosen by Brad & Angelina for their Vietnamese-born son.... Read More 

  • Paz

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    Paz, currently represented by actresses Paz Vega and Paz de la Huerts, would make a sparkling middle name choice. It originated as a title of the Virgin Mary -- Our Lady of Peace.

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  • Peace

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Peace may be an admirable sentiment to convey in a child's name, but the translated and thus more subtle versions, like Pax or Placido, work better. Read More 

  • Praise

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Generally used in conjunction with another name to form a religious phrase -- for instance the daughter of rapper DMX is called Praise Mary Ella. Read More 

  • Promise

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Promise is one of those word names with an uplifting meaning that is making inroads as a girls' name, like sisters Dream and Serenity. How promising... Read More 

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