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    • Bea
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Beatrice
      • Meaning:

        "she who brings happiness"
      • Description:

        Bea is a former old lady name that's cute again as a short form -- and is now beginning to stand on its own. Bee is a variation that, like Bea, can work as a diminutive for any name that starts with the letter B, or in the middle. Bea actually stood alone on the popularity lists for four years at the beginning of the twentieth century--and it could happen again.
    • Bean
      • Origin:

        English word name
      • Meaning:

        "an immature bean pod used as a vegetable"
      • Description:

        The unisex word name Bean, distant cousin of the infamous Apple, was used for the name of a child of mysterious gender in Louise Penny's novel "A Rule Against Murder." While we can imagine Bean as a cute nickname for a yet-unnamed and unborn baby, we don't recommend it for real life.
    • Beatrice
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "she who brings happiness; blessed"
      • Description:

        Beatrice is back. Stored in the attic for almost a century, the lovely Beatrice with its long literary (Shakespeare, Dante) and royal history is being looked at with fresh eyes by parents seeking a classic name with character and lots of upbeat nicknames, like Bea and Bee.
    • Bina
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Sabina and other -ina names, Yiddish or Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "bee or understanding"
      • Description:

        Sources say that Bina, which is close to the word for bee in Yiddish, was once used as a translation for the Hebrew Deborah, which means bee. On its own, it also means "understanding" in Hebrew. Simple and sweet in itself, it could also be short for (or a nod to) many names including Sabina, Robina, Columbina, and Jacobina.
    • Cora
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "maiden"
      • Description:

        Cora is a lovely, old-fashioned girls' that has been recently rejuvenated by its contemporary-feeling simplicity. In fact, Cora seemed headed straight for the top of the popularity list when the coronavirus pandemic somewhat weakened its appeal.
    • Desmond
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "one from south Munster"
      • Description:

        Desmond is a sophisticated and debonair name, with noble ties to 1984 Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop Desmond Tutu, and with some great nicknames: Des/Dez, Desi/Dezi.
    • Dez
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Desmond
      • Description:

        More of an abbreviation than a short form that can stand on its own.
    • Dezi
      • Origin:

        Short form of Desiderio, Spanish
      • Meaning:

        "desired one"
      • Description:

        A Desi variation that moves the name away from Lucy -- though it's just as dizzy. TV star Jaime Pressly used it for her son.
    • Dea
      • Ellie
        • Origin:

          English, diminutive of Eleanor and Ellen
        • Meaning:

          "bright shining one"
        • Description:

          Ellie first took off in the UK—yes, in this nickname form—and this warm and friendly name has also become hugely popular here. In 2011, Ellie entered the US Top 100 girl names for the first time and has remained near the top of the charts ever since.
      • Ellis
        • Origin:

          English surname derived from Elijah or Elias or Welsh
        • Meaning:

          "benevolent"
        • Description:

          Ellis is a former Old Man Name turned gender-neutral choice for the 21st century. It's one of the less used names in the currently popular El-family.
      • Elodie
        • Origin:

          French, variation of Alodia, German
        • Meaning:

          "foreign riches"
        • Description:

          The lyrical and melodious Elodie, a Nameberry favorite, is starting to rise through the US popularity charts for the first time since the 1880s. It's a uncommon member of the trending El- family of names, which includes Ella, Eloise, and Eleanor.
      • Evie
        • Origin:

          Diminutive of Eve or Eva
        • Meaning:

          "life"
        • Description:

          Evie was derived from Eve, which in turn comes from Chawwah, a Hebrew name related to the concept of life. Evie can be used as a nickname for any name that starts with Ev-, including Eva, Evelyn, and Evangeline, but also for names such as Genevieve and Maeve. Evie is typically pronounced with a long E sound, but a short E is also valid.
      • Fia
        • Origin:

          Irish or Portuguese or Italian
        • Meaning:

          "wild or weaver"
        • Description:

          Fia may be most notable at this moment as the Anglicized version of the Irish Fiadh, one of the fastest-rising names in the Republic of Ireland. The meaning of Fia or Fiadh is sometimes given as "deer" but that's in the sense of a wild deer, as the name relates to the ancient word for wild.
      • Finn
        • Origin:

          Irish
        • Meaning:

          "fair or white"
        • Description:

          Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as well for his wisdom and generosity.
      • Harper
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "harp player"
        • Description:

          You might think of Harper as the hottest name of the last decade, jumping from obscurity to the Top 10, where it remained until last year.
      • 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.
      • Hendrix
        • Origin:

          Dutch and German, from first name Hendrik
        • Meaning:

          "estate ruler"
        • Description:

          Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this one has the trendy 'x' ending, as well, helping to propel it up the charts and into the spotlight.
      • Hudson
        • Origin:

          English place-name and surname
        • Meaning:

          "Hugh's son"
        • Description:

          Hudson has risen quickly up the charts over the past 30 years, getting a lot of its style value from New York's Hudson River. That makes it a nature name and a place name that's also got the fashion gloss of New York City.