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January Baby Names

KensaHeart

  • Origin:

    Cornish
  • Meaning:

    "first"
  • Description:

    This Cornish word name would make an excellent choice for a first-born daughter.

TikvahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "hope"
  • Description:

    Appreciated by religious Jews for its connection to "Hatikva," the Jewish national anthem.

DwynwenHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "wave"
  • Description:

    St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, and her feast day on January 25 is the equivalent of Valentine's day in Wales. The short form Dwyn may be more manageable for the non-Welsh.

NouvelHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "new"
  • Description:

    Shot to fame as the middle name of Brangelina's daughter Shiloh Nouvel, after French architect Jean Nouvel.

HavilandHeart

  • Origin:

    English surname
  • Meaning:

    "goat estate"
  • Description:

    Although it's more commonly seen as a surname, Haviland is occasionally used as a first name, particularly for girls.

UlanHeart

  • Origin:

    Sudan
  • Meaning:

    "firstborn twin"
  • Description:

    Straightforward and attractive choice that would be ideal for a twin son.

RishonaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "first"
  • Description:

    A possible alternative to the better-known Shoshona.

ClarusHeart

  • Origin:

    Masculine variation of Clara, Latin
  • Meaning:

    "bright, clear"
  • Description:

    One of the few masculine names to derive from a feminine name — in this case, Clara. Clarus is the name of a French saint, the patron saint of tailors.

ParvanHeart

  • Origin:

    Bulgarian and Romanian
  • Meaning:

    "first"
  • Description:

    An almost unknown member of the cool two-syllable, n-ending group of boy names.

TarajaHeart

  • Origin:

    African, Kiswahili
  • Meaning:

    "hope"
  • Description:

    The raja sequence of sounds gives it a regal feel.

OuidaHeart

  • Origin:

    English diminutive
  • Description:

    This Victorian pen name is the childish version of the novelist's real name, Louisa, but it has managed to gain a sophisticated image. Ouisa is a similar childhood nickname name.

CheeverHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "female goat"
  • Description:

    Cheever has a nice, cheery sound, literary ties to novelist and short writer John Cheever and also, sideways, to the Edward Arlington Robinson narrative poem "Miniver Cheevy," as well as a subliminal association with the desirable word achiever: all strong pluses.

BeejaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "the beginning, or, happy"
  • Description:

    Rhythmic and enchanting.

MosiHeart

  • Origin:

    Swahili
  • Meaning:

    "first born child"
  • Description:

    Traditional Swahili choice for the eldest child.

IlkinHeart

  • Origin:

    Turkish and Azerbaijani
  • Meaning:

    "first"
  • Description:

    Authentically spelled İlkin, this would be an unusual (to English speakers) pick for a firstborn boy.

MakaraHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi astrology name
  • Meaning:

    "Capricorn"
  • Description:

    Charismatic choice among January baby names.

EnsioHeart

  • Origin:

    Finnish
  • Meaning:

    "first"
  • Description:

    Ensio derives from the Finnish word ensimmäinen, meaning "first one."