B Names

  1. Bastian
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Sebastian, Latin from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "man of Sebastia"
    • Description:

      In Spanish cultures, and spelled either Bastian or Bastien, this is a fairly common nickname name. The German fantasy children's book The Neverending Story features a young boy character called Bastian Balthlazar Bux, and it has also been seen in several screen versions.
  2. Bayne
    • Bell
      • Origin:

        English and Scottish occupational name
      • Meaning:

        "ringer of the bell"
      • Description:

        These days, it's more likely you'd call your daughter the popular Belle or Bella.
    • Bellamy
      • Origin:

        English and Irish from French
      • Meaning:

        "fine friend"
      • Description:

        Bellamy is emerging as an up-and-coming girls' name, an Irish surname-y riff on the super-popular Bella series of names. While the Bella connection makes Bellamy sound a little trendier and more popular than it really is, we see the name possibly rising through the ranks for both genders in the coming years.
    • Bellatrix
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "female warrior"
      • Description:

        J.K. Rowling is a modern master of naming who brought a whole constellation of ancient and celestial names to modern parents. Bellatrix, of one of the stars of Orion, combines fashionable names Bella and Beatrix to make a convivial and original name. The down side: the Harry Potter character Bellatrix, played by Helena Bonham Carter, is a character so evil she's called a Death Eater, killing one beloved character and being murdered by another. And the name Bellatrix is so closely associated with that character that it might be challenging to sidestep the association.
    • Bellerose
      • Origin:

        French and English
      • Meaning:

        "beautiful rose"
      • Description:

        A felicitous combo of two sweet names; also a Queens, New York neighborhood.
    • Blaze
      • Origin:

        English word name
      • Meaning:

        "fire"
      • Description:

        Originally a form of the saint's name Blaise, though now more likely to be a hot word name used for both sexes, though heavily weighted toward the boys. It has been in the boys' Top 1000 since the year 2000.
        br>On the pop culture side of things, Blaze Bayley is a singer and musician who has been connected to the bands Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden.
    • Blue
      • Origin:

        Color name
      • Description:

        Blue suddenly came into the spotlight, as the unusual color name chosen by Beyonce and Jay-Z for their baby girl Blue Ivy. Blue is also a starbaby middle name du jour, used for both sexes in different spellings and forms, from John Travolta and Kelly Preston's Ella Bleu to Alicia Silverstone's Bear Blu. Dave 'The Edge' Evans named his daughter Blue Angel back in 1989.
    • Bo
      • Origin:

        Norse nickname
      • Meaning:

        "to live"
      • Description:

        A popular name in Denmark, in this country Bo has some cowboy swagger and a lot of substance in its minimal two letters. In Mandarin Chinese, Bo means "wave".
    • Bonnie
      • Origin:

        Scottish
      • Meaning:

        "beautiful, cheerful"
      • Description:

        Bonnie is an adorable nickname name, heading back up the popularity list after a 50-year nap. A Top 100 girls' name throughout the rest of the English-speaking world, Americans are later to jump on the Bonnie bandwagon but now it's trending here too.
    • Briallen
      • Origin:

        Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "primrose"
      • Description:

        Unusual floral name which would be perfect for a spring baby girl, if you can pronounce the Welsh double L correctly. It's a tricky sound for non-native Welsh speakers, kind of halfway between an H and an L.
    • Brom
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Bromley, English
      • Meaning:

        "broom meadow"
      • Description:

        Attached to one of the heroes of Christopher Paolini's megapopular fantasy novel Eragon, this name sounds strong yet sensitive.
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      • Bellisant
        • Bivi
          • Bona Dea
            • Bowie