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Sparkling Summer Baby Names

  1. WaverlyHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "meadow of quivering aspens"
    • Description:

      Waverly, with its literary resonance and lilting three-syllable sound, could well become the next generation's successor to Kimberly. Its upper-crusty surname feel places it among the new stylish English names for girls, successors to Ashley and Whitney.
  2. HuckleberryHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name and literary name
    • Description:

      Everybody knows Huckleberry Finn, the Mark Twain character named, Twain said, for the 19th century slang term for "humble." A few modern parents have put it on a birth certificate, including "Man Vs. Wild" star Bear Grylls, who, like many parents, will call the boy the much more manageable Huck. It was also the name of a child on TV's West Wing,
  3. CapriHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian from Greek or Latin
    • Meaning:

      "wild boar; goats"
    • Description:

      Chosen by the late Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa for their youngest daughter, there is renewed interest in Italian isola name Capri.
  4. BlossomHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "to bloom"
    • Description:

      Now that parents have picked virtually every name in the garden, from the common Rose to the captivating Zinnia, some are reconsidering the old, more generic names like Flora and Posy and Blossom — which was last in favor in the 1920s and still has a Floradora showgirl aura.
  5. EleniHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek variation of Helen
    • Description:

      A common choice in Greece, Eleni is starting to rise in the US thanks to its bouncy rhythm and trendy I ending.
  6. CieloHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "sky"
    • Description:

      Expansive, sunny Italian word name.
  7. CoralHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      First used during the Victorian craze for jewel names; it could rise again, along with Ruby and Pearl, though it doesn't have as much luster.
  8. SaffronHeart
    • Origin:

      Spice name
    • Description:

      Spice names are increasingly appealing to the senses of prospective parents; this one, belonging to a precious spice derived from the crocus has a vaguely orange-scented-incense sixties feel.
  9. HazeHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      Trippy variation on Hayes.
  10. MirabelleHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "marvelous"
    • Description:

      If you're looking for a fresher belle name than Isabelle, Mirabelle is lovely, and we also like the extra flourish of Mirabella. And if you want a nature tie, Mirabelle is also the name of a delicate French plum.
  11. SableHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "animal name"
    • Description:

      Sable is often associated with the Dynsaty soap opera, but it is actually a type of animal historically hunted for its fur. Sable is also used as a word for a warm, rich black color. Both associations carry hints of luxury.
  12. OndineHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "little wave"
    • Description:

      Mythological spirit of the waters; spelled Undine, she was an Edith Wharton heroine.
  13. MarleyHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "pleasant seaside meadow"
    • Description:

      Harley is a tough guy, while the rhyming Marley has a softer, gentler image. The name brings to mind reggae great Bob Marley, as well as the lovable dog from bestseller Marley and Me.
  14. OleanderHeart
    • Origin:

      Botanical name
    • Description:

      The name of this pretty Mediterranean shrub is reminiscent of popular classic Oliver, and interestingly its etymology appears to overlap too: oleander most likely derives from Greek rhododendron "rose tree", with its form successively influenced by laurea "laurel" and olea "olive tree".
  15. LupinHeart
    • Origin:

      Flower, animal, and literary name, from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "pertaining to the wolf"
    • Description:

      Lupin is an unusual flower name with roots in Old French, from the Latin lupinus, meaning "pertaining to the wolf". In the literary world, it's the surname of Remus Lupin, a popular character in the Harry Potter franchise and a werewolf.
  16. FisherHeart
    • Origin:

      Occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "fisherman"
    • Description:

      As a member of two trendy name categories, animal and occupational, this name broke into the Top 1000 in 2004 and would make a nice tribute to an angler Grandpa.
  17. ThalassaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "the sea"
    • Description:

      A pretty, rarely used Greek name, Thalassa is the ancient personification of the sea, particularly the Mediterranean, who is sometimes considered the mother of Aphrodite. In 1991, a newly discovered moon of Neptune was dubbed Thalassa.
  18. TempestHeart
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "turbulent, stormy"
    • Description:

      Tempest is one of those names that could go either way. Cool, evocative modern word name? Or asking for trouble? Your call, but if you decide the former image is dominant, be warned that some people will see it as the latter.
  19. SavitaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "sun"
    • Description:

      Savita is among the most popular Hindi names for girls, and one that could easily immigrate. Want more ideas? How about the Italian or Spanish Sarita or the simplified Vita or the Scandinavian Sunniva?
  20. BloomHeart
    • Origin:

      Word Name
    • Description:

      A fragrant floral name that would be great as a middle name. Bloom is the name of the character in TV's Winx Club who, Harry Potter-style, gets sent to fairy college. Also a surname —such as actor Orlando Bloom.