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Goddess Names for Babies

  • Eithne

    Name of a goddess who survived only on milk. Pretty and soulful, but the phonetic spelling Enya might be easier for kids outside of the Irish culture. It comes from the vocabulary word kernel,... Read More 

  • Enid

    This Celtic goddess and Arthurian name may sound terminally old-ladyish to many ears--but so did names like Ella and Etta not so long ago. So Enid is yet another forgotten four-letter... Read More 

  • Eos

    Eos -- that's pronounced with a short e like eros without the r -- is the Greek Titan of the dawn. Any ancient name with a sleek modern feel has definite revival possibilities. Eos could be an... Read More 

  • Eudora

    Eudora is the name of five minor goddesses of Greek mythology and a major goddess (in the person of Pulitzer Prize-winning Eudora Welty) of modern American literature. Eudora is pleasant and... Read More 

  • Fauna

    Fauna is the Roman goddess of the earth as well as one of the fairies who protected Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," but it's still a bit too generic to be recommended as a baby name. Read More 

  • Flora

    Flora, the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls' flower names we think is due for a comeback--alongside cousins Cora... Read More 

  • Freya

    Freya is derived from the Old Norse name Freyja, meaning “Lady, noble woman.” It is the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Freya can be considered a feminization of Frey or... Read More 

  • Gaia

    The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother; actress Emma Thompson stated that she was attracted by its ecological element, so other "green" parents may want to follow... Read More 

  • Grania

    In addition to being the appellation of an ancient grain goddess, this name was also borne by two mythic Irish figures, one of whom was betrothed to legendary chieftain Finn MacCool, the other the... Read More 

  • Hebe

    The name of the Greek goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera, is rarely used today but may be ripe for revival considering the rejuvenation of the rhyming Phoebe. We'd call it one of the Read More 

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