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The ancient tradition of day-naming—choosing a name from the day of the week, the month, the season or holiday, or even a time of day—feels fresh again now. Names inspired by your child’s birthday can be obvious or subtle. Day names include word names like Tuesday and Early, as well as names that connote time in their meanings, like Danica and Kwame. Here, examples of day names that could work as modern baby names.

  • Aamu

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    This modern Finnish word name is a fashionable choice in its home country, having entered into wide usage only since the turn of the 21st century.Read More 

  • Abeeku

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    Classic African day name, with rhythm and energy. Read More 

  • Abena

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    This name from the Akan language of what is now Ghana in West Africa is eminently importable to our Western culture.Read More 

  • Adwoa

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    Adwoa is a given name used for women born on Monday in Western Africa, particularly Ghana and some parts of Togo and Ivory Coast. The male equivalent is Kwadwo. The most famous people with this... Read More 

  • Afia

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    This variant of the more-difficult Afua, from the Akan language of what is now Ghana in West Africa, is a traditional "day name" that can make a perfectly pretty modern choice.Read More 

  • Afternoon

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    An early day name, found on slave rolls, and worthy of consideration today for someone seeking a truly unusual name. Read More 

  • Ahaan

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    One of the many Indian names now surging in popularity in the U.S.. Read More 

  • Aki

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    A name known in several cultures, also through animated book character Tiger Aki. Finnish author Aki Ollikainen is another notable bearer.Read More 

  • Akosua

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    Akosua means "born on a Sunday," which relates the name to the sun and thus to fire. The Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast frequently name their children after the day of the week they... Read More 

  • Akua

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    The Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born. Most Ghanans have a name using this... Read More 

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