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Names That Mean Fair

Baby names that mean fair are perfect for light-toned or blonde-haired babies. Many fair baby names originated in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, where pale-skinned children were common. Names for fair babies include those with more conspicuous ties to lightness, like Whitney and Fairchild, as well as names with subtler connections, such as Fiona and Banning. If you’re expecting a fair baby, these names are worth your consideration.

  • Alba

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    Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the Top 1000 a century ago, the name was given to more than 150 baby... Read More 

  • Albin

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    Albin is a modern form of the ancient Roman Albinus or Albus, meaning white or bright. There was a Saint Albinus who was also known as Aubin. In the contemporary world, Albin is popular in Sweden... Read More 

  • Albinia

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    The original male name Alban is a lot sleeker and more usable. Read More 

  • Alvar

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    This name woould be hard to picture in a contemporary kindergarten, though it does have some cultural cred via Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto. Aalto would actually make a... Read More 

  • Anwen

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    Anwen is one of the simplest and best of the classic Welsh girls' names, more unusual than Bronwen but with the same serene feel. Read More 

  • Arianwen

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    Rarely heard outside of Wales, Arianwen is one of many pretty wen-ending names prominent in ancient Welsh legend.Read More 

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  • Arjun

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    Popular in India and among Indo-Americans, this name of the hero of a famous Hindu epic has an extremely pleasing sound.

    Arjun is based on Arjuna, who was in Indian legend the son of... Read More 

  • Aubin

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    More appealing than the English version, Aubin might be seen as a fresher and more decidedly masculine twist on Aubrey. This handsome discovery is now ranked at Number 311 in its native France.Read More 

  • Bain

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    Not a very desirable pick -- you wouldn't want your child to be the Bain/bane of your existence. Read More 

  • Banning

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    If you like the Irish surname feel, there are loads of more congenial options. Read More 

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