worst names

  1. Babe
    • Origin:

      Word name or diminutive of Barbara
    • Description:

      You can call your baby "babe," but don't name her that.
  2. Best
    • Constance
      • Origin:

        English version of Latin Constantia
      • Meaning:

        "steadfastness"
      • Description:

        Constance is one of the more subtle of the virtue baby names, but still has quite a prim and proper image. One impediment to its revival has been the decidedly dated nickname Connie, though modern parents might well opt for using the strong and dignified name in full.
    • Courage
      • Origin:

        English word name
      • Meaning:

        "strength to withstand fear"
      • Description:

        A bold, unisex virtue name that first made the charts for boys in 1990 and girls in 2008. Millennials may associate it with the Cartoon Network show Courage the Cowardly Dog, about a timid, good-natured dog by the name.
    • East
      • Origin:

        Word name
      • Description:

        With West one of the hottest names for boys, and North the name of a high-profile celebrity baby, can East be far behind? While Easton seems to be the version of choice for this directional name -- there were 5500 boys named Easton last year, versus, um, zero named East -- we like the simplicity of the gender-neutral East, especially for a middle name.
    • Fanny
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Frances
      • Meaning:

        "free man"
      • Description:

        As this word is less often used to mean derriere, it becomes more possible to view Fanny as the kind of appealingly quaint nickname name, like Josie and Nellie, that many parents are favoring now.
    • Fall
      • Gert
        • Origin:

          Short form of Gertrude, German
        • Meaning:

          "strength of a spear"
        • Description:

          Gert is an old school nickname for one of the oldest school names, Gertrude. Only the most adventurous, so-far-out-it's-in baby namers will choose Gertrude or Gert today, but it's definitely geek chic.
      • God
        • Hayden
          • Origin:

            English place name
          • Meaning:

            "hay valley"
          • Description:

            Hayden – a formerly obscure name that's risen to huge popularity – has dipped in this year's ratings. Though Hayden is among the most distinctive of the bunch, it gets lost in the crowd of Jaidens, Bradens, Aidans, and endless variations. Associated with Hayden Christensen, of Star Wars fame.
        • Hercules
          • Origin:

            Greek
          • Meaning:

            "glory of Hera"
          • Description:

            Any boy with this name, a synonym for power via the Greek mythology figure, better be strong of body, and of psyche.
        • Happiness
          • January
            • Origin:

              English word name
            • Meaning:

              "month name"
            • Description:

              Thanks to two cultural influences, January has joined March, April, June and August as a plausible month name.
          • Light
            • Origin:

              Word name
            • Description:

              Bright and glowing name, perfect for a baby who arrived on a sunny day.
          • London
            • Origin:

              Place-name
            • Description:

              In the US, London is popular for both sexes, though as the name rises for girls, it's levelled off for boys. Of course, London is far less popular in the UK and other English-speaking countries.
          • Leader
            • Melta
              • Mountain
                • North
                  • Origin:

                    English word name
                  • Meaning:

                    "cardinal direction of north"
                  • Description:

                    A lot of attention was drawn to this name when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced it as the name of their baby daughter, making it instantly unisex.
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