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Sparkling Summer Baby Names

  1. NeridaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "sea nymph, mermaid"
    • Description:

      This is one of the more unusual examples of a group of Greek names connected to the sea.
  2. HarborHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      If you like names that are not really names -- some say, the wave of the future -- Harbor has an attractive sound as well as an appealing meaning and image.
  3. JubileeHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "ram's horn"
    • Description:

      Jubilee has a joyous and jubilant aura, but it wouldn't be an easy name to carry, what with all that pressure to be a living, breathing, 24-7 party. Jubilee was the name selected by television's Duggars for their miscarried child.
  4. UndineHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "little wave"
    • Description:

      Mythological water spirit with the more common spelling of Ondine, heroine of an Edith Wharton novel.
  5. PosyHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "a bunch of flowers"
    • Description:

      A sweet, nostalgic nosegay kind of name, Posy has been long fashionable in England, a country of gardeners, but this pretty bouquet-of-flowers name is still rarely heard in the US, though it could be seen as a more unusual possible alternative to Rosy or Josie.
  6. DreamHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      Singular and serene noun name that's been used by a couple of celebs.
  7. MagdaleneHeart
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Magdalen
    • Meaning:

      "woman from Magdala or high tower"
    • Description:

      This name made famous in the New Testament has gone from crusty grandma to sleek and chic in recent years, or is it months? The name's image is perhaps helped by the fact that Mary Magdalene was one of the most intriguing women inthe Bible, both a saint and a sinner.
  8. PlumHeart
    • Origin:

      Fruit name
    • Description:

      British-born novelist Plum Sykes has taken this rich, fruity name out of the produce section and put it into the baby name basket. It's more appealing than Apple, more presentable than Peaches. The French equivalent, Prune, is very fashionable there but would not fly with English speakers.
  9. SandroHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Alessandro, Italian
    • Meaning:

      "defending men"
    • Description:

      Lengthy, romantic Alessandro gives us the friendly and casual nickname Sandro, which works just as well as an independent name. It’s a popular international name, having ranked in Italy, France, Portugal, and Switzerland in recent years.
  10. PrairieHeart
    • Origin:

      English nature name
    • Meaning:

      "prairie"
    • Description:

      Unspecific place name with a wonderfully wide-open, spacious, western feel; used for a character in Thomas Pynchon's novel Vineland.
  11. VelaHeart
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "shore, sail"
    • Description:

      Vela is one of those rare names that is at once simple, straightforward, authentic, and unusual, at least in the Western World. Besides being an Indian girls' name, Vela is a Southern sky constellation whose name is Latin for sail – originally part of the Argo Navis constellation.
  12. BrisaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "breeze"
    • Description:

      Brisa is commonly used in Latino families, all but unheard of in others.
  13. SparrowHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Meaning:

      "sparrow, a bird"
    • Description:

      With related choices such as Lark and Phoenix gaining popularity, why not Sparrow? Though it's usually thought of as a female name, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden chose it for their son.
  14. ElidiHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "gift of the sun"
    • Description:

      Elidi is intriguing but potentially confusing. Try the French Elodie instead.
  15. FaroHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian word name
    • Meaning:

      "lighthouse"
    • Description:

      Names ending with O are popular, but this one is almost unheard-of. Faro has the advantages of being easy to spell and pronounce (unless it's confused with Pharaoh), and a bright meaning. Ultimately it comes from Pharos, the island where the great Lighthouse of Alexandria was built, and there's a district and city in Portugal called Faro. Be aware: it's also the name of a gambling card game, highly popular in the nineteenth century before poker took over.
  16. OceaneHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      Oceane (oh-see-EN) has been one of the chicest names in France for several years, ranking in the French Top 50. This is a sophisticated name that could easily cross the ocean, and is much more stylish than the English Ocean or Oceana.
  17. LibertyHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      Less common than other virtue names, Liberty is nonetheless a name with a long American heritage.
  18. NasrinHeart
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "wild rose"
    • Description:

      Nasrin has a strong sound and lovely floral meaning. International variants include the Turkish Nesrin and Egyptian Nesreen.
  19. PeonyHeart
    • Origin:

      Flower name; Latin
    • Meaning:

      "healing"
    • Description:

      One of the rarest of the floral names, though not without some teasing potential. Peony is a historical 1948 novel by Pearl S. Buck.
  20. PetalHeart
    • Origin:

      English from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "leaf"
    • Description:

      Petal is the soft and sweet-smelling name of a character in the novel and film, The Shipping News. With the rise of such flower names as Poppy and Posy, we believe Petal — down-to-earth yet romantic — has its own appealingly distinctive style.