Names That Mean Small, Little, or Tiny

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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. There are many unusual but usable names with small meanings, including Fiorella, Oisin, Sweeney, and Sonnet.

Baby names that mean small can be found in cultures around the globe and range from common American names to truly one-of-a-kind choices. But despite their meaning, they convey big personality. Here, our collection of baby names with tiny meanings.

Names That Mean Small, Little, or Tiny

  • Aban

    The name Aban is a boy's name meaning "little abbot". Pronounced AY-bahn, this name of an early Irish saint is both accessible and distinctive.Read More 

  • Aden

    The name Aden is a unisex name meaning "little and fiery". Although this variation is less popular than ultra-trendy Aiden, this simplified spelling doesn't do anything for the name.Read More 

  • Adva

    The name Adva is a girl's name meaning "small wave; ripple". A possible addition to the Ava / Ada / Adah collection, with a Jewish twist.Read More 

  • Aidan

    The name Aidan is a unisex name of Irish origin meaning "little and fiery". Aidan was originally a pet form of the Irish name Aodh (pronounced 'ee'), the name of the old Celtic god of the sun and... Read More 

  • Aiden

    The name Aiden is a unisex name of Irish origin meaning "little and fiery". Aiden is a variation of Aidan, the anglicized version of the Irish Aodhán. Aidan/Aodhán was originally a pet form of the... Read More 

  • Alaina

    The name Alaina is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning " or :harmony". Alaina, part Alana and part Elena and maybe also a little bit Elaine, is one of the many feminine forms of Alan (or its... Read More 

  • Alona

    The name Alona is a girl's name meaning "little rock, or harmony, concord". Variation of Alana.Read More 

  • Amarissa

    The name Amarissa is a girl's name meaning "little lover". Amarissa is kind of cobbled together from two traditional elements: Ama, which means "love" or "lover" and is found in such more... Read More 

  • Anima

    The name Anima is a girl's name meaning "soul; tiny". Anima is a name that could work in so many languages, blessed as it is with easy spelling and pronunciation. It works equally well in the... Read More 

  • Anissa

    The name Anissa is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "friendly". A pretty and delicate cousin of Anna is often heard in Scotland and is also currently popular in France. In the US it was... Read More 

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