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Names That Mean Sweet

Names That Mean Sweet

Names that mean sweet can be connected to sugary treats like candy or sundaes, or related to sweetness found in nature, like honey, maple, and nectar. Sweet baby names include familiar word names such as Baker and Sugar, as well as names with less obvious links to sweetness, like Jarah and Eulalie.

Along with Baker, other names that mean sweet in the US Top 1000 include Melissa, Melina, Anika, Myra, and Angelica. Sweet names including Dulcie, Honey, Laia, and Asel are popular internationally.

Everyone thinks their baby is the sweetest, and that can come across in your child’s name. Here are examples of names with sweet meanings for a sweet baby.

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  1. HoneyHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      A term of endearment turned cute British celebrity baby name, used by actress Kate Winslet, chef Jamie Oliver, and TV presenter Fearne Cotton, among others. Honey was given to only 40 girls in the US in 2017, but it's relatively popular across the pond, where it ranks in the current Top 500 baby names for girls.
  2. EulaliaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "sweetly speaking"
    • Description:

      Eulalia is a melodious name with a southern drawl, thanks to those lilting double Ls.
  3. AnikaHeart
    • Origin:

      Nordic diminutive of Anne or African, Hausa
    • Meaning:

      "sweetness of face"
    • Description:

      Anike is an attractive name with ties to several cultures, both African and Scandinavian. The African pronunciation emphasizes the second syllable while the Nordic one emphasizes the first. While there will be inevitable confusion over pronunciation, either form is "correct".
  4. MelissaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "honeybee"
    • Description:

      Melissa derives from the Greek word mélissa, meaning "bee," which was taken from the word for honey, meli. In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who nursed the infant god Zeus with honey. Melissa was used as a given name by the early Greeks, as well as for fairies by Italian Renaissance poets.
  5. MapleHeart
    • Origin:

      English tree name from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "piece of cloth"
    • Description:

      If Apple and Juniper, Oak and Pine can be baby names, why not Maple? Why not indeed. We've heard Maple starting to be used quietly, but with its lush sound and attractive image, we predict its use as a first name will grow — and its choice by the Jason Batemans — who combined it with the sweet middle name Sylvie — will only accelerate that growth.
  6. AngelicaHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian, Polish, Russian diminutive of Angela
    • Meaning:

      "angel or angelic"
    • Description:

      Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names -- more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags behind the bolder Angelina (probably for obvious reasons).
  7. DulcieHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, diminutive of Dulcibella
    • Meaning:

      "sweet"
    • Description:

      A sweet-meaning and sounding name dating back to the Roman Empire, and later found in the antebellum South, Dulcie has in the modern era been heard most often in Australia.
  8. BakerHeart
    • Origin:

      English occupational surname
    • Description:

      One of the most appealing of the newly hip occupational names, evoking sweet smells emanating from the oven. Much fresher sounding than than others that have been around for a while, like Cooper, and Carter.
  9. MyraHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "sweet-smelling oil"
    • Description:

      As with many grandmother-y names, this choice may be coming back into style.
  10. EulalieHeart
    • Origin:

      French form of Eulalia, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "sweetly speaking"
    • Description:

      Eulalie hasn't ranked in the US Top 1000 since 1899, but its French roots might make it more appealing to modern ears than its sister Eulalia.
  11. MelinaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "little honey"
    • Description:

      This traditional Greek name feels somewhat more distinctive than Melissa, though after a recent upward blip in popularity, it seems to be sliding back down -- which may not be a bad thing for parents looking for a name that both fits in and stands out.
  12. PamelaHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "all honey"
    • Description:

      Pam was a somewhat pampered prom queen of the sixties who was never called by her full name, which is a pity because Pamela is so mellifluous and rich in literary history. A Top 25 name from the late 1940's through the late 60's, Pamela has just, sadly, dropped out of the Top 1000.
  13. LaiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Catalan diminutive of Eulalia
    • Meaning:

      "sweet-speaking"
    • Description:

      Saint Eulalia was born in Spain and is the patron saint of Barcelona, so her name and its derivatives are popular throughout the land — especially in her native Catalonia.
  14. MaireHeart
    • Origin:

      Finnish, Irish variation of Mary
    • Meaning:

      "sweet; drop of the sea, bitter"
    • Description:

      Both Maire and Mare have begun making inroads with parents seeking novel yet authentic ways of honoring an ancestral Mary. The Finnish variation derives from the word mairea, meaning "sweet."
  15. RihannaHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "sweet basil"
    • Description:

      Rihanna, the name of the Barbados-born singer, whose birth name was Robyn Rihanna, attracted a fair number of parents for several years, but has now dropped out of the Top 1000 again. It has generated several spelling variations, including Rihana, Rhianna and even the Brianna-inspired Brihanna.
  16. DulcineaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "sweetness"
    • Description:

      Miguel de Cervantes invented this elaborate-sounding name -- which roughly translates as "sweetness" -- for the beautiful maiden Don Quixote is obsessed with in his great novel. Even in the fictional world of the book, though, Dulcinea is not the woman's real name; Aldonza is. And because she never appears in person in the text, it's unclear whether she is as beautiful and saintly as the protagonist believes her to be. Probably not, given Don Quixote's track record.
  17. CandyHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Candace
    • Description:

      Too sugary sweet and inconsequential for a modern girl.
  18. NemyHeart
    • Origin:

      Mende
    • Meaning:

      "sweet"
    • Description:

      Friendly and energetic name from the Mende language of West Africa.
  19. DeucalionHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "sweet sailor"
    • Description:

      Various characters name Deucalion exist in Greek Mythology, including Deucalion, the son of Prometheus; Deucalion of Crete; Deucalion, son of Zeus; and Deucalion the solider, who is killed by Achilles.
  20. JarahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "honeycomb or honeysuckle"
    • Description:

      This Old Testament name feels feminine to a modern English speaker, thought the Biblical Jarah was male. In the most recent year counted, there were seven girls and five boys given the name. With the rise of Biblical boys' names that end in vowel sounds like Noah and Ezra, Jarah may have new possibilities for boys. An alternate spelling is Jarrah, which is also a distinct Arabic name. Jared and Jareth are unrelated but similar-sounding Biblical choices for boys.