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Sparkling Summer Baby Names

  1. MarinHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "of the sea"
    • Description:

      Marin is a lovely county north of San Francisco, pronounced with the accent on the second syllable.
  2. SireliHeart
    • Origin:

      Estonian
    • Description:

      May derive from Estonian "sirel", meaning "lilac flower".
  3. LumenHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "light"
    • Description:

      Lumen is a Latin word meaning "light", and the term used for the measurement of light output (making it an attractive choice for science-buffs).
  4. BanyanHeart
    • Origin:

      Indian
    • Meaning:

      "the God tree"
    • Description:

      This evocative name of a dramatic tropical Indian fig tree is ready to move west.
  5. IaraHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Yara, Arabic, Tupi
    • Meaning:

      "small butterfly; lady of the water"
    • Description:

      Iara rhymes with Yara, an Arabic name of which it can be a variation. More commonly it's associated with Iara of Brazilian myth — a water nymph, sometimes mermaid, of Tupi and Guaraní legend. In the legends, Iara seduces men to the river to accompany her in her immortal life.
  6. WildflowerHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature and flower name
    • Description:

      Wildflower may be the ultimate hippie name, added to the lexicon by Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden when they chose it as one of their daughter's middle names. It's generic in the way that Flora and River are, as opposed to Iris and Nile, say. But it has a certain free and creative charm.
  7. GalHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "wave"
    • Description:

      This unisex Israeli name, which rhymes with ball, is sure to receive more serious international attention now that actress Gal Gadot is the new Wonder Woman.
  8. AmalfiHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian place-name
    • Description:

      This name, from the picturesque town on the Italian Riviera, borrows a bit from Amelia and a bit from Emily.
  9. VeredHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "rose"
    • Description:

      Related to the Arabic Warda, Vered is a strong sounding nature name with a sweet floral meaing.
  10. BarleyHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "grower or seller of barley"
    • Description:

      A bit too bad-boy (think bars, beer, Harley) for us, as well as being the name of a grain.
  11. DenizHeart
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "sea"
    • Description:

      A super popular nature name in its native Turkey, currently Top 50 for both boys and girls there.
  12. MauiHeart
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian, Polynesian mythology
    • Description:

      The name of the second-biggest (and third-most populous) island in Hawaii was one of the fastest-rising boys' names of 2017. A major factor was surely Dwayne Johnson's character in Moana, the Polynesian demigod named Maui, a mythological trickster who slowed the sun to create the days. (It fell back to normal levels in the following years.)
  13. HolidayHeart
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "holy day"
    • Description:

      Free and fun name if you don't want to be pinned down to Noelle, Pasqua, or Valentine.
  14. OchreHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek, English
    • Meaning:

      "pale yellow"
    • Description:

      Ochre is an exceedingly rare name, found only a few times since the nineteenth century, and not showing up in any current data. Yet it means much the same thing as popular Sienna (another clay coloured with iron oxide) and sounds similar to fashionable Oakley. A strong earthy nature name that is both unusual and evocative.
  15. KalindiHeart
    • Origin:

      Hindi, variation of Kalinda
    • Meaning:

      "sun"
    • Description:

      Kalindi is a lovely, rhythmic name refers to one of the seven sacred rivers of India.
  16. HelmiHeart
    • Origin:

      Finnish
    • Meaning:

      "pearl"
    • Description:

      A punchy alternative to Pearl as it gains popularity.
  17. JulioHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish variation of Julius
    • Description:

      What with Paul Simon's classic lyric about Julio down by the schoolyard and several distinguished bearers, this livelier Spanish version of Julius is completely familiar to the non-Hispanic community and would make a great choice for a bicultural family. NFL Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones bears this name.
  18. BlumaHeart
    • Origin:

      Yiddish
    • Meaning:

      "flower"
    • Description:

      This floral name, related to bloom and Blossom, is common in the Jewish community, but not often heard outside it. Other Yiddish nature names are Ita (star), Masha (rising water), and Mayim (water).
  19. PelagiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "the sea"
    • Description:

      The name of several early saints, including one, Pelagia the Penitent, a beautiful and licentious dancing girl who repented, then, disguised as a man, spent the rest of her life living alone in a cave on the Mount of Olives. Because of her early vocation, she is the patron saint of actresses.
  20. RositaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish, diminutive of Rosa
    • Description:

      Flamenco dancer.