Middle Names

Middle names have become standard for babies, with one middle name the convention in the US though two middle names are becoming more usual following the example of the British royals and upper class. And why not, given that middle names for babies have become so much more fun in recent years. You might look to your baby's middle name as the place to use a unique name that feels too adventurous for first place, or a name that carries personal or family meaning, or a name you love but your partner doesn't. Parents might use middle names as a sleek bridge between first and last or as a way to clarify the gender of a child with a unisex first name. Middle names can be a way to honor extra family members or heroes, and a middle name can also be an adjunct surname. While we include shorter lists of unique middle names and one-syllable middle names and middle names with meaning, this is our master list of possible middle names for babies -- though in reality the list is limited only by your imagination.

  • Abacus

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    A mathematical possibility, but the odds are against it.Read More 

  • Acre

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    Acre feels at home with other modern, fresh word names like Rumor, Snow and Ace. But with the feeling of wide open spaces and nature, Acre also offers a softer, earthier tone that will appeal to... Read More 

  • Adair

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    Adair has flair, the grace of a Fred Astaire. It's a Scottish surname which came from the first name Edgar.

    In recent years, it has also been used for girls.Read More 

  • Affinity

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    Sympathetic new twist on a Puritan virtue name. Read More 

  • Afternoon

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    An early day name, found on slave rolls, and worthy of consideration today for someone seeking a truly unusual name. Read More 

  • Air

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    This nature name hasn't escaped the hippie dippy air of others like River or Sky. Read More 

  • Akira

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    Akira is a popular Japanese name for both sexes that's migrated to the West because of its appearance in manga and video games. Akiro is a related name popular for boys.Read More 

  • Alaska

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    State name Alaska stems from an Aleutian word for the land mass itself. The number of baby girls named Alaska has doubled in the past five years, and is sure to continue increasing as more place... Read More 

  • Albany

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    Not yet on the place-name map, this name has Shakespearean ties via the Duke Of Albany character in King Lear.Read More 

  • Alchemy

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    One of the most extreme of the new word names, recommended only to the most mystical-minded parents. Actor Lance Henriksen spelled his daughter's name Alchamy. Read More 

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