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November Baby Names

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  • Geoffrey

    In the US, this spelling is less common than mid-century favorite Jeffrey, and it has faded from popularity faster. This more British spelling is the usual form for historical figures like... Read More 

  • Grace

    Grace is derived from gratia, the Latin word for “grace.” It existed as Gracia in the Middle Ages but was not in common use until the Puritans adopted it along with other Christian... Read More 

  • Hubert

    A name that sounds so old-fashioned some parents out there might conceivably find it quirky enough for a comeback, along with other one-time fuddie-duddies like Oscar and Homer.

    Along... Read More 

  • Killian

    Killian--aka Cillian--is a spirited yet resonant Gaelic surname that was borne by several Irish saints and could make a distinctive replacement for the feminized Kelly. Possible downsides: an... Read More 

  • Leopold

    This aristocratic, somewhat formal Germanic route to the popular Leo is a royal name: Queen Victoria used it to honor a favorite uncle, King Leopold of Belgium. Though Leopold sounds as if it... Read More 

  • Mabel

    Mabel is a saucy Victorian favorite searching for its place in modern life; if you love offbeat old-fashioned names like Violet or Josephine, only sassier, Mabel is one for you to consider--it's... Read More 

  • Magnus

    Magnus is a Latin name, literally meaning “greatest,” that has a Scandinavian feel. It dates back to Charlemagne being called Carolus Magnus, or Charles the Great. Norwegian king Magnus I, named... Read More 

  • Malachy

    This spelling, which came to the attention of readers of the best-selling Angela's Ashes as the name of author Frank McCourt's father and brother, the latter of whom wrote a bestseller of... Read More 

  • Maura

    Somber, almost mournful name that still has a lovely sound. Read More 

  • Nova

    Nova is a name that has the feel of both newness, from his meaning, and great energy from being an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades.

    Nova... Read More 

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