Names That Mean Beautiful
Meaning:"truthful; most beautiful"
Description:Alika is a multicultural choice that's far off the beaten track.
Description:Like Benita, had some popularity in the fifties.
Origin:Hungarian variation of Helen
Description:Ilona has never been used much in the U.S. and is not a likely candidate for success.
Description:Despite its Irish sound, this commonly used word name has usually been confined to Jewish families.
Meaning:"bright and beautiful"
Description:Clown and cow name.
Description:This is one Basque name that is very transferable to the American context - and it has a great meaning, too. The feminine version is Eider or Ederne.
Meaning:"the beautiful one has arrived"
Description:This ancient Egyptian queen's name would be best saved for a cat.
Origin:Variation of Zayn, Arabic
Description:Zayn and the more Western-friendly Zain sound exactly like the popular Zane but have a different root, in Arabic and African cultures. The name was made familiar to Europeans and Americans by British singer-songwriter Zayn, born Zain Malik. This is an easily-translated choice for a family that wants to bridge cultures, but you have to accept that people will be forever spelling the name "wrong".
Description:Nefertari Meritmut was the first and favorite wife of pharoah Ramesses II “the Great”. She was highly educated and undertook important diplomatic work on behalf of her husband, corresponding with other prominent figures and even making speeches.
Meaning:"gift of beauty"
Description:An extremely rare name of Ancient Greek origin which could be a novel way to Callie. There is a minor Harry Potter character by the name: Callidora Black (later Longbottom).
Origin:Combination of Nora and Belle
Description:Blended name sometimes heard in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Origin:Invented name from "The Faerie Queene"; roughly translates as "beautiful Diana"
Description:The name of the character in Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" whom the poet intended as a representation of Queen Elizabeth I. While it will no doubt thrill your daughter's English professor, the addition of the "Bel" to already great Phoebe is on the fussy side.
Description:Has a decidedly middle-aged image.
Origin:Hebrew or Cherokee
Description:This name is a variation of U'i lani, which means heavenly beauty in Hawaiian.
Meaning:"beautiful and kind-hearted"
Description:This fairly common Korean girls' name counts Korean actress Lee Mi-Yeon and American composer Serra Miyeun Hwang among notable bearers.
Description:Argider is a somewhat used boys' name in Basque-speaking parts of Spain.
Description:Soft and appealing, with a whiff of vanilla.
Description:Related to Frida but with a softer sound, this name is Old Norse for "fair, beautiful"
Description:In the Bible this was the name of a midwife who helped deliver Moses.