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Names with Inspirational Meanings

Baby names with inspirational meanings or from spiritual sources strike an uplifting chord. Inspirational baby names are virtuous in nature, with meanings like comfort, generous, and bliss. Names with inspiring meanings might encourage your child to embody the virtue behind their name. This list includes classic virtue names like Justice and Grace, as well as names with subtler inspirational meanings, such as Grady and Veronique. Consider these names if you want to set your child up for a lifetime of inspiration.

  • Aaliyah

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    Thanks to the ill-fated singer, Aaliyah's the most popular -- but complicated -- spelling of this once-obscure name. Enough babies still bear the singer's namesake each year to keep this name... Read More 

  • Aaron

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    Aaron has been in and around the Top 50 for nearly half a century at this point, and is still an attractive, timeless choice. The softness of Aaron's initial double vowel gives it an appealing... Read More 

  • Absalom

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    Absalom, because of its biblical and literary associations, just might appeal to the daring namegiver.

    In the Old Testament, Absalom was the handsome, favored but rebellious son of... Read More 

  • Adelaide

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    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl... Read More 

  • Adir

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    A strong, masculine name hardly heard outside the Hebrew-speaking community.Read More 

  • Ailis

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    This attractive and unique Irish form of Alice can also be found in the phonetic form AILISH. It was introduced into Ireland by the Normans in the French form ALIZ.

    Ailis was the name... Read More 

  • Airini

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    Airini is the Maori transliteration of the name Eirene, whcih comes from the Greek goddess of peace. A notable bearer of this name is nineteenth century Maori rights activist Airini Donnelly. Read More 

  • Aksel

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    Most American parents would choose to use the more commonly seen variant, AXEL.Read More 

  • Alafia

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    Alafia is a Yoruba name for peace and is used as a name for both men and women in Nigeria. Read More 

  • Alana

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    Alana, in all its various spellings, was at one time reserved for daughters of dads named Alan, but is now much more widespread. It came into prominence via model/actress/celeb spouse Alana... Read More 

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