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Names That Mean Small, Little, or Tiny

Names meaning little or tiny probably first came into being as a way to describe someone small or short in stature. Today, that original meaning is all but, well, meaningless.

The top name meaning small or little is Logan. Along with Logan, other names with tiny meanings in the US Top 1000 include Paul, Aiden, Lane, Brooke, Roan, and Kiera.
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BrookeHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "small stream"
  • Description:

    Brooke has long projected an aura of sleek sophistication, and can also be seen as a stylish water name.

LaneHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "a small roadway or path"
  • Description:

    Lane is a unisex name equally accessible to boys and girls. As a common surname, Lane is attached to such celebrities as Diane and Nathan.

BeckHeart

  • Origin:

    Short form of Rebecca or English
  • Meaning:

    "one living beside a small stream"
  • Description:

    Although the single-named singer is male, this might be a girl's nickname name or a sleek nature name that's perfect in the middle.

GlynisHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "small glen, valley"
  • Description:

    The feminine version of the common Welsh name Glyn became somewhat known in this country via the charming Welsh actress Glynis Johns. Variations include Glenys and Glynys. With other Welsh names--Gwyneth, Bronwyn, Bryn, Griffith--now on the American table, Glynis could make a distinctive tribute to an Uncle Glenn.

GlynHeart

  • Origin:

    Short form of Glynis, Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "small glen, valley"
  • Description:

    Glyn is a pretty, glimmery name that is heard much less often than Welsh sisters Gwen and Bryn. It is also used for boys and might make a good honor name for an ancestral Glenn.
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