Names From My Family Tree I'd Love to Use

  1. Baxter
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "baker"
    • Description:

      An x makes any name cooler, so that Baxter has a bit more pizzazz than the original Baker. Baxter had some currency as a first name a century ago--it was on the popularity lists sporadically from 1880 till the 1920s, peaking at Number 515 in 1886-- which means it's just about due for a comeback. And we can see Bax as a worthy follow-up to Max and Jax.
  2. Carmella
    • Dominica
      • Origin:

        Italian, feminine variation of Dominic
      • Meaning:

        "belonging to the Lord"
      • Description:

        Fashionably Continental and much fresher than Dominique, though it's been used since the Middle Ages. Dominica can be spelled any number of ways, from Dominika to Domenica, but we prefer this version.
    • Grazia
      • Origin:

        Italian variation of Grace
      • Description:

        With Grace getting so popular, you may want to explore its international variations such as Grazia, or go all the way to Graziana or Graziella.
    • Gianni
      • Hazel
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "the hazelnut tree"
        • Description:

          Hazel has a pleasantly hazy, brownish-green-eyed, old-fashioned image that more and more parents are choosing to share. Former Old Lady name Hazel reentered the popularity lists in 1998 and now is near the top of the charts.
      • Josephina
        • Josephine
          • Raina
            • Origin:

              Slavic and German variation of Regina
            • Meaning:

              "queen"
            • Description:

              Strong and solid, with a touch of foreign intrigue, it's the most popular of the rain-related names, with a variety of pronunciations—RAY-na, rah-EE-na, or RY-na. Alternate spellings Reyna and Rayna currently rank higher in the US.
          • Vincenzo
            • Origin:

              Italian variation of Vincent
            • Meaning:

              "conquering"
            • Description:

              This is a classic Italian name for boys, but despite the success of Luca and Matteo, has yet to catch on in the US. Vincenzo has made the charts in the US in only a couple years throughout the 20th century, but has been consistently on the charts since 2000. As Enzo becomes one of the hottest boys names in recent years, the elaborated Vincenzo may follow suit.