Names I Love

  1. Adalia
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "noble one"
    • Description:

      Luxurious and distinctive, with a biblical bacground--although in the Good Book,Adalia is a male.
  2. Addilynn
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Adeline, French
    • Meaning:

      "noble, nobility"
    • Description:

      The sweet old-fashioned Adeline is one of the prime up-and-coming vintage baby names; Addilynn is a phonetic spelling.
  3. Adeline
    • Origin:

      French, diminutive of Adele
    • Meaning:

      "noble, nobility"
    • Description:

      Adeline has a lovely, old-fashioned "Sweet Adeline" charm, but has become so popular in the US under so many spellings and variations -- with Adalynn and Adalyn also popular -- that considered together it is far more popular than it first seems. Adorable nickname Addie is also pervasive.
  4. Austen
    • Origin:

      Literary surname and shortened form of Augustine, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "great, magnificent"
    • Description:

      While Austin is a popular boys' name, this spelling, honoring novelist Jane, nudges the name toward gender-neutral, chosen last year for 67 baby boys and 57 girls.