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Best Names That Mean God

  • Astor

    Similar to the floral name Aster, this spelling derives separately from Old Provençal astur “hawk”) and from the Icelandic name elements as (“god”) and þor (“thunder”).

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  • Atlas

    Previously thought too powerful for a baby boy--who would have to be strong enough to carry the world on his shoulders--Atlas has joined the pantheon of Greek and Roman god and goddess names now... Read More 

  • Azariah

    Azariah is a rarely used biblical name that moves way beyond Adam and Abraham; its pleasant sound makes it no surprise that parents have discovered it in recent years.

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  • Balthasar

    Balthasar was one of the biblical Three Kings who visited the infant Jesus, also used by Shakespeare and in the oil-rich Getty family; offbeat and intriguing. Balthazar is another, equally... Read More 

  • Banyan

    This evocative name of a dramatic tropical Indian fig tree is ready to move west. Read More 

  • Bess

    Although she declared her independence as far back as the reign of Elizabeth I--Good Queen Bess, Bess now sounds less passé than Beth or Betsy. Read More 

  • Beth

    The sweetest and most sensitive of the pet names for Elizabeth, now also one of the most dated. Read More 

  • Betsy

    This Elizabeth nickname has a decidedly retro feel--think Betsy Ross and the Betsy Wetsy doll-- once seen as a perkier, younger-sounding alternative to Betty. But with Betty on the brink of a... Read More 

  • Bettina

    Bettina is a dainty ballerina version of Betty, that has not been heard much since its 1950s-60s heyday. Bettina appeared in the Danielle Steele novel Loving, and in real life as one of Grace... Read More 

  • Betty

    Combine the popularity of Betty White and Mad Men's glamorous Betty Draper Francis, with the residual sweetness of Ugly Betty's Betty Suarez, and the result is an impending... Read More 

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