Valentine's Day Names
Description:An attractive and worldly name for a cherished baby son.
Description:An attractive unisex choice heard in several countries, including Armenia. Can be pronounced sheer-IN or sheer-EEN.
Meaning:"powerful and beloved"
Description:This traditional Arabic name, found throughout several other Middle Eastern and African languages and cultures, is one of the 99 names of Allah. Colorful and energetic, it was brought into the realm of crossover possibility via the lively personality of Aziz Ansari, stand-up comic and star of "Master of None" as well as a featured actor on "Parks and Recreation," playing cocky Tom Haverford (born Darwish Sabir Ismael Gani).
Description:Mabli is the sweet Welsh form of Mabel; like its English cousin, it’s starting to make a modest comeback in Wales as part of the trend for vintage baby names from a century ago.
Description:This Dutch name stems from the Greek root word "philos" meaning "love". It is relatively common in the Netherlands.
Description:A romantic choice, this appealing Spanish name for boys is both accessible and distinctive.
Description:This name looks like a sister to the names Elsa and the Czech name for girls Eliška, a popular diminutive of Elizabeth — and sometimes it is (in German, for example). But it is also a word in Old Norse and some modern Nordic languages, meaning "love" or "to love".
Description:In the Shona language of souther Africa, this simple and wearable boys' name means love.
Description:A loveday in medieval England was a day when people engaged in a dispute would come together and try to resolve their differences amicably. The name was sometimes given to babies, male or female, who were born on such a day. The etymology of Loveday is English, yet historical use was mainly relegated to Cornwall, and it is considered a traditional Cornish name. However, Loveday is rarely used today, however, when it is, it is typically used for baby girls.
Description:This unusual name found in Scottish poetry would make a distinctive Gaelic pick.
Description:Another of the new Greek-accented Cal- names.
Meaning:"she who controls the hearts of others"
Description:In Hindu mythology, Urvashi is the name of a powerful and beautiful nymph. It's a popular name borne by both Indian actresses (Urvashi Rautela) and archivists (Urvashi Vaidi).
Meaning:"dear one, sweetheart"
Description:Rhythmic and energetic, Drury is of French origin, with the wonderful meaning of “dear one, sweetheart.”
Description:Derived from Old English leof “dear, beloved” + ric “power; reign; kingdom”. A notable historical bearer is Leofric, Earl of Mercia: he was the husband of Lady Godiva, who (legend has it) promised his wife that he would reduce taxation if she rode naked through the streets of Coventry.
Description:Euston is best known as a London railway station, which got its name from a stately home and village in the English county of Suffolk. Ultimately it is thought to mean "settlement of a person called Efe". Unlike its Top 1000 soundalike Houston (as in Texas), Euston has never been recording on the charts.
Description:Esha is a lovely Indian name that would work well outside the Indian sub-continent, perhaps as a substitute to the more unisex Asher.
Origin:Feminine of Lovell
Description:Lovella is most likely a feminine variation on Lovell, a surname. While it feels one of the invented-yet-antiquated girls' names, has the obvious attraction of containing the word "love" within it, as well as the opportunity to use "Ella" as nickname.
Meaning:"love; grace, kindness"
Description:Beautiful meanings no matter which origin you want to go with. But either way, it rhymes with Paris.
Origin:Russian, Slavic, Yiddish, "love, lover, dear"
Meaning:"love, lover, dear"
Description:Its association with the word liebe gives this name an endearing, adored aura.
Description:Agapi has a sweet meaning of love and affection, but though this name is used in modern Greece, it's one of the Greek names for girls that has not yet emigrated to the US along with so many of her sisters.