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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

    The name Aaliyah is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "heavens,highborn, exalted". Thanks to the ill-fated singer, Aaliyah's the most popular -- but complicated -- spelling of this... Read More 

  • Aaron

    The name Aaron is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "high mountain; exalted, enlightened". The origin of the name Aaron is debated—some say it was derived from Hebrew, while others claim it... Read More 

  • Absalom

    The name Absalom is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "father of peace". Absalom, because of its biblical and literary associations, just might appeal to the daring namegiver.

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  • Adelaide

    The name Adelaide is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble, nobility". Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and... Read More 

  • Adir

    The name Adir is a boy's name meaning "majestic, noble". A strong, masculine name hardly heard outside the Hebrew-speaking community.Read More 

  • Ailis

    The name Ailis is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "noble". This attractive and unique Irish form of Alice can also be found in the phonetic form AILISH. It was introduced into Ireland by... Read More 

  • Airini

    The name Airini is a girl's name meaning "peace". 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... Read More 

  • Aksel

    The name Aksel is a boy's name of Norwegian origin meaning "the father is peace". Most American parents would choose to use the more commonly seen variant, AXEL.Read More 

  • Alafia

    The name Alafia is a girl's name meaning "peace". Alafia is a Yoruba name for peace and is used as a name for both men and women in Nigeria. Read More 

  • Alana

    The name Alana is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "handsome, cheerful". Alana, in all its various spellings, was at one time reserved for daughters of dads named Alan, but is now much more... Read More 

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