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Names That Mean Beautiful

Baby names that mean beautiful come from a range of cultures and represent a variety of styles. 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.

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  • Alan

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    In its three most popular spellings -- Alan along with Allen and Allan -- this midcentury favorite has tended to skew older. It was a Top 100 name from 1938 to 1971, peaking at Number 40 in 1951.... Read More 

  • Alana

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    Alana, in all its various spellings, was at one time reserved for daughters of dads named Alan, but is now much more widespread. It came into prominence via model/actress/celeb spouse Alana... Read More 

  • Alanis

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    Singer Alanis Morissette made this twist famous. She was named for her father Alan, who is said to have spotted this version in a Greek newspaper. So far it has been pretty much a one-person... Read More 

  • Alanna

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    The extra n makes it feel less like an feminization of Alan and more like a name unto itself.Read More 

  • Alika

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    Alika is a multicultural choice that's far off the beaten track. Read More 

  • Alina

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    Alina is one of the scores of global variations on the classic Helen, well used in Poland and Russia, and also heard in the Celtic and German cultures, as well as in the US. Alina might be a long... Read More 

  • Amara

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    Strong, attractive, and stylish, Amara is a true multicultural choice enjoying some popularity in both the US and the UK. The two meanings we list are the best-known, but Amara is also a Sanskrit... Read More 

  • Amare

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    Originating in Ethiopia, this warm-feeling name is now associated with Phoenix Suns basketball player Amare Stoudemire. It has ranked in the US Top 1000 since 2005.Read More 

  • Amidala

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    An attractive enough name, but for die-hard Star Wars fans only.Read More 

  • Anahi

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    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 Latin-American families via Mexican singer... Read More 

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