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Names That Mean New and New Beginnings

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Baby names that mean new, newness, or new beginnings appeal to parents looking for a name that signifies the hope and fresh start a baby can bring to your life.

Nova is the top name meaning new today. Along with Nova, other popular names that mean new or new beginnings include Chloe, Xavier, Hope, Ace, Aurora, Kia, and Zara.

Names that mean new are often used for New Year's babies or spring babies, but new is a wonderful meaning for a name for a baby girl or boy born at any time of year. We also include here names of boys and girls with meanings related to newness: fresh, green, spring, dawn, change, and the number one.

These are baby names for girls and boys that mean change, newness, and dawn, in various cultures.

  • Ace

    The name Ace is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "one, unity". No longer tied to the hapless Ace Ventura, this jaunty, high-flying nickname name is starting to take flight among celebrity and... Read More 

  • Aleph

    The name Aleph is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "chief, number one". Aleph came into the spotlight when chosen by Israel-born Natalie Portman for her son. Alef is a more common spelling... Read More 

  • Alpha

    The name Alpha is a girl's name of Greek origin. The first letter of the Greek alphabet ande the brightest star in every constellation, this would make an interesting choice for a first daughter,... Read More 

  • Alula

    The name Alula is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "first leap". Alula, the palindromic name of the first double star to be identified as physically related to its twin, would make the... Read More 

  • Amaryllis

    The name Amaryllis is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "to sparkle". If you love both unique baby names and flower names for... Read More 

  • Antonella

    The name Antonella is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "first born". Antonella is an Italian version more feminine and exotic than Antonia. Antonina is a similarly appealing possibility,... Read More 

  • Asier

    The name Asier is a boy's name meaning "the beginning". This Basque name is quite popular in Spain, where it has long been in the Top 100 names. This is likely due to its pleasant meaning; the... Read More 

  • Aurora

    The name Aurora is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "dawn". Aurora is the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew. She was said to renew herself by... Read More 

  • Aviv

    The name Aviv is a unisex name of Hebrew origin meaning "springtime, freshness, youth". Strongly associated with the city of Tel Aviv. For girls, may be lengthened to Aviva; for boys, might be... Read More 

  • Aviva

    The name Aviva is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "springlike, fresh, dewy". Aviva is vivacious and memorable, a fresh spin on the Vivian and Vivienne names that have been getting more... Read More 

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