Wonderful Names for January Babies

January marks the beginning of a new year, so any name with a meaning related to newness or freshness would be fitting for a January baby. Names for babies born in January can reference all things winter, including snow. January’s birthstone is the garnet, which works as name for a boy or a girl. The snowdrop, January’s birth flower, offers some naming inspiration as well. Famous figures born in January, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Henri Matisse would make great namesakes if you are expecting a baby in January. If you are looking for a name for a January baby, these names are excellent options.

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  • Alexander

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    Alexander has been in the Top 25 since 1991. The noble Alexander has led to the popularity of so many spinoffs, such as Alex, Zander, Xan and Zan -- not to mention all the female versions -- that... Read More 

  • Amal

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    Amal is a pretty girls' name with a wonderful meaning that has long been used in many Middle Eastern countries, especially Lebanon (and migrant communities). It is of course getting a lot more... Read More 

  • Amaryllis

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    If you love both unique baby names and flower names for girls, Amaryllis might be a perfect choice for you. A showier flower name... Read More 

  • Anton

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    Cultured and cultivated in an old-style, Old World way. Sometimes associated with the classic writer Anton Chekhov. Al Pacino has a son with this name.Read More 

  • Aquarius

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    Astrological name retains a hippielike Age of Aquarius feel.Read More 

  • Asha

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    Asha is an Indian name that comes from the Sanskrit word for hope or desire, but it is also a Swahili name derived from Aisha, meaning life. Since the ascendance of Ashley through the 1980s and... Read More 

  • Aurora

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    Aurora, the poetic name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew, and of (Disney's) Sleeping Beauty, would be sure to make any little girl feel like a princess. ... Read More 

  • Beeja

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    Rhythmic and exotic. Read More 

  • Betsy

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    This Elizabeth nickname has a decidedly retro feel--think Betsy Ross and the Betsy Wetsy doll-- once seen as a perkier, younger-sounding alternative to Betty. But with Betty on the brink of a... Read More 

  • Birch

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    Birch is a rarely used nature name that calls to mind the lovely image of the tall, strong but graceful white-barked tree.

    The best known bearer of the name is former high-ranking... Read More 

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