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Names That Mean Beautiful

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By Pamela Redmond

Baby names that mean beautiful come from a range of cultures and represent a variety of styles. Beautiful baby names might literally mean beauty or beautiful, such as Astrid and Bella, but also includes those with meanings like handsome and fair.

Along with Astrid and Bella, other names meaning beautiful in the US Top 1000 include Alana, Beau, Bonnie, Ingrid, Jamal, Jolie, Memphis, and Zain. Other intriguing names that mean beautiful include Mika, Nomi, Callista, and Rumi.

A meaning of beautiful or pretty is one that appeals to many parents of baby girls, and what would a little girl like more than a name denoting beauty? But there are also boy names with the meaning of beautiful or handsome, qualities prized in either gender. Here are some baby names that for boys and girls that mean beautiful.

  • Alana

    The name Alana is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "handsome, cheerful". Alana, in all its various spellings, was at one time reserved for daughters of dads named Alan, but is now much more... Read More 

  • Alanis

    The name Alanis is a girl's name meaning "handsome, cheerful". Singer Alanis Morissette made this twist famous. She was named for her father Alan, who is said to have spotted this version in a... Read More 

  • Alanna

    The name Alanna is a girl's name meaning "handsome, cheerful". The extra n makes it feel less like an feminization of Alan and more like a name unto itself.Read More 

  • Alika

    The name Alika is a girl's name of Hawaiian, Swahili origin meaning "truthful; most beautiful". Alika is a multicultural choice that's far off the beaten track. Read More 

  • Alina

    The name Alina is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "bright, beautiful". Alina is one of the scores of global variations on the classic Helen, well used in Poland and Russia, and also heard... Read More 

  • Allen

    The name Allen is a boy's name of Celtic origin meaning "handsome, cheerful". Allen is the spelling of this name -- other common spellings are Alan and Allan -- most associated with the surname;... Read More 

  • Amara

    The name Amara is a girl's name of Italian, Greek, African origin meaning "grace or bitter". Amara is the Italian word for bitter, from the same root as Mary and Miriam. It has separate roots in... Read More 

  • Amare

    The name Amare is a boy's name meaning "handsome". Originating in Ethiopia, this warm-feeling name is now associated with Phoenix Suns basketball player Amare Stoudemire. It has ranked in the US... Read More 

  • Amidala

    The name Amidala is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "beautiful flower". An attractive enough name, but for die-hard Star Wars fans only.Read More 

  • Anahi

    The name Anahi is a girl's name . This lovely, soft, exotic name is somewhat popular in the US but is unheard of in England and Wales.

    Anahi is probably made most familiar to... Read More 

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