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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

    The name Alba is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white". Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the... Read More 

  • Albin

    The name Albin is a boy's name of Czech origin meaning "white". 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... Read More 

  • Albinia

    The name Albinia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white, fair". The original male name Alban is a lot sleeker and more usable. Read More 

  • Alvar

    The name Alvar is a boy's name of German origin meaning "fair, white". This name woould be hard to picture in a contemporary kindergarten, though it does have some cultural cred via Finnish... Read More 

  • Anwen

    The name Anwen is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "very fair, beautiful". Anwen is one of the simplest and best of the classic Welsh girls' names, more unusual than Bronwen but with the... Read More 

  • Arianwen

    The name Arianwen is a girl's name meaning "white, fair, blessed". Rarely heard outside of Wales, Arianwen is one of many pretty wen-ending names prominent in ancient Welsh legend.Read More 

  • Arjun

    The name Arjun is a boy's name of Hindi origin meaning "bright, shining, white". Popular in India and among Indo-Americans, this name of the hero of a famous Hindu epic has an extremely pleasing... Read More 

  • Aubin

    The name Aubin is a boy's name of French origin meaning "white, blond". More appealing than the English version, Aubin might be seen as a fresher and more decidedly masculine twist on Aubrey. ... Read More 

  • Bain

    The name Bain is a boy's name of Gaelic origin meaning "white, fair". Not a very desirable pick -- you wouldn't want your child to be the Bain/bane of your existence. Read More 

  • Banning

    The name Banning is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "small, fair one". If you like the Irish surname feel, there are loads of more congenial options. Read More 

  • Beal

    The name Beal is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fair, handsome". Could be a possible and more modern, namesake for Uncle Neal. Read More 

  • Bela

    The name Bela is a unisex name of Czech origin meaning "white". With Bella so popular for girls, we discourage you from naming your son after "Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi -- or even composer Béla... Read More 

  • Berin

    The name Berin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "fair-haired". Fresh choice, but with feminine lilt. Read More 

  • Bevin

    The name Bevin is a unisex name of Gaelic, Irish, Irish Gaelic origin meaning "fair lady, white lady". The traditional Irish girl's name Bevin is rarely heard outside the Emerald Isle, but could... Read More 

  • Blake

    The name Blake is a unisex name of English origin meaning "fair-haired, dark". Blake -- an early unisex option -- dropped out of the Top 100 in 2017 for the first time since 1988, but remains a... Read More 

  • Blanchard

    The name Blanchard is a boy's name . This name is usually seen as a surname, but could be used as a first in the tradition of Cooper, Sawyer etc. Read More 

  • Blanche

    The name Blanche is a girl's name of French origin meaning "white". Blanche, which originated as a nickname for a pale blonde and then became associated with the notion of purity, was in style a... Read More 

  • Blanco

    The name Blanco is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "fair, white". Unlike the feminine Blanca, this name for some reason seems to put more emphasis on the "blank" aspect. Read More 

  • Candace

    The name Candace is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white, pure, sincere". Candace, an ancient title of a dynasty of Ethiopian queens mentioned in the New Testament, is associated both... Read More 

  • Candida

    The name Candida is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white". Attractive ancient name borne by several saints but sullied by association with yeast infection. Read More 

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