Middle Names with Meaning

The meanings of middle names have become important to more and more parents. A middle name with strong personal meaning may be the name of a beloved friend or family member, a surname rescued from your family tree, or -- in the case of the meaningful names here -- a choice with an inspirational feel. Middle names with meaning that do much more than bridge the first name and the last include the choices here.

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  • Sunny

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    Upbeat nickname-name that can't help but make you smile. You might want to use it as a short form for a more "serious" name such as Sunniva, but Sunny is undeniably, well, sunny.Read More 

  • True

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    Many parents seeking a return to more basic values and a simpler lifestyle are turning to such virtuous girls' names as Grace, Faith, and Hope, but the few that can be used for boys as well, such... Read More 

  • Truth

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  • Whimsy

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    Whimsy is a new entry to the ever-expanding word name lexicon, sister for Pixie and Bliss. While it has an undeniable offbeat English aristocratic charm (maybe we're thinking of Dorothy Sayers'... Read More 

  • Wild

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    Asking for trouble.Read More 

  • Win

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    Win is an upbeat, can-do name that can be a short form of one of the buttoned-up British choices above or can stand on its own. Welsh Wyn is another possibility.Read More 

  • Wisdom

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    A bit too self-congratulatory and, understandable, exceedingly rare. Read More 

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