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Names That Mean New Beginnings

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. 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 that mean change, newness, and dawn, in various cultures.

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  • Ace

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    No longer tied to the hapless Ace Ventura, this jaunty, high-flying nickname name is starting to take flight among celebrity and other parents, with its countless positive references to doing well... Read More 

  • Aleph

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    Aleph came into the spotlight when chosen by Israel-born Natalie Portman for her son. Alef is a more common spelling of these related Read More 

  • Alpha

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    The first letter of the Greek alphabet ande the brightest star in every constellation, this would make an interesting choice for a first daughter, though it does give off some spectral sci-fi... Read More 

  • Alula

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    Alula, the palindromic name of the first double star to be identified as physically related to its twin, would make the perfect name for a first-born twin. Ideas (we're only half joking) for the... Read More 

  • Amaryllis

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    If you love both unique baby names and flower names for girls, Amaryllis might be a perfect choice for you. A showier flower name... Read More 

  • Antonella

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    Antonella is an Italian version more feminine and exotic than Antonia. Antonina is a similarly appealing possibility, heard in Poland and Russia.Read More 

  • Asier

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    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 sound, dignified in Spanish and Basque, may not fare so... Read More 

  • Aurora

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    Aurora, the poetic name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew, and of (Disney's) Sleeping Beauty, would be sure to make any little girl feel like a princess. ... Read More 

  • Aviv

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    Strongly associated with the city of Tel Aviv. For girls, may be lengthened to Aviva; for boys, might be better abbreviated to Avi.Read More 

  • Aviva

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    Aviva is vivacious and memorable, a fresh spin on the Vivian and Vivienne names that have been getting more popular since Angelina and Brad chose one for their twin daughter. Another A-beginning... Read More 

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