Cute names

  1. ABBIELLE
    • Abigail
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "my father is joyful"
      • Description:

        Abigail has been in for so long -- the name has ranked in the US Top 100 since the late 1980s -- it's amazing that it isn't more out by now. But Abigail's biblical and historic roots make it a fashionable classic rather than a passing fad.
    • Abilene
      • Origin:

        English from Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "grass"
      • Description:

        Abilene is a rarely used place name, mentioned as such in the New Testament, that combines the cowboy spunk of the Texas city with the midwestern morality of the Kansas town where Dwight D. Eisenhower spent his boyhood. Abilene is a much more untrodden path to the nickname Abbie/Abbie than the Top 10 Abigail.
    • Adelaide
      • Origin:

        Variant of Adelheidis, German
      • Meaning:

        "noble, nobility"
      • Description:

        Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl for the name of her second daughter.
    • AELA
      • Aeliana
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "sun"
        • Description:

          This female form of the ancient Latin Aelian has an appealing sound, though kids might have a hard time handling that initial "ae" spelling. Just remember that the "ae" is pronounced "ee" (think Aesop's fables).The Annals of Aeliana is a children's fantasy series by Ryan Watters. The meaning is uncertain but is thought to derive from the Greek helios, which means sun.
      • Aimee
        • Origin:

          Variation of Amy
        • Description:

          Amy was a 1970s favorite, and French spelling Aimee peaked in the same decade.
      • Alia
        • Origin:

          Arabic feminine form of Ali
        • Meaning:

          "supreme, exalted"
        • Description:

          Alia is the most classic and feminine form of Ali, one of the 99 attributes of Allah within Islam. Meaning "supreme, exalted, high, sublime", it is pretty, powerful and spirited.
      • Amani
        • Origin:

          Variation of Imani, Arabic
        • Meaning:

          "faith"
        • Description:

          Popular with Muslim and African-American parents, this virtue name also fits in with the trendy i ending names being seen at the moment. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 1996.
      • Autumn
        • Origin:

          Season name
        • Description:

          Crisp and colorful, Autumn is the most popular season name now -- the only one in the Top 100 in recent years -- with Autumn's coolness only surpassed by Winter. Jennifer Love Hewitt named her daughter Autumn James.
      • Ava
        • Origin:

          Hebrew, Latin or Germanic
        • Meaning:

          "life; bird; water, island"
        • Description:

          Ava is one of the prime examples of a modern classic name, rising thought the course of a generation into the Top 10, where it has lingered for nearly 20 years.
      • Avery
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "ruler of the elves"
        • Description:

          Avery is a hugely popular name in the US, especially for girls. But while nearly four times as many girls as boys are named Avery today Avery's popularity is starting to soften for girls while it continues to strengthen for boys.
      • Celeste
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "heavenly"
        • Description:

          Celeste is a softly pretty and somewhat quaint name with heavenly overtones, which kids might associate with Queen Celeste of Babar's elephant kingdom. She's a light and lovely choice that's finally getting noticed.
      • CELLI
        • Chastity
          • Origin:

            Virtue name
          • Description:

            One of the original so-weird-it's-cruel celebrity baby names doesn't sound quite so impossible with the resurgence of virtue names. But be charitable and choose Charity instead. Variations: Chasa Dee, Chasadie, Chasady, Chasaty, Chasidee, Chasidey, Chasidie, Chasidy, Chasiti, Chasitie, Chasitti, Chasity, Chassedi, Chassidi, Chassidy, Chassiti, Chassity, Chassy, Chasta, Chastady, Chastidy, Chastin, Chastitee, Chastitie, Chastitey, Chastney, Chasty, Chasydi.
        • Cherish
          • Origin:

            English word name
          • Description:

            So sweet it makes our teeth hurt. It has appeared in the US Top 1000 every year since 2006, though it dropped a significant 136 places from 2014 to 2015, and kept dropping to Number 974 in 2016.
        • Delta
          • Origin:

            Greek
          • Meaning:

            "letter or island"
          • Description:

            Delta is an unusual vintage option with a lazy-day-down-by-the-river feel. Delta is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet and also the geographical name given to an island formed at the mouth of a river.
        • ELEIA
          • ELEISE
            • Eliana
              • Origin:

                Hebrew
              • Meaning:

                "my God has answered"
              • Description:

                Eliana is a lilting, rhythmic choice, which has caught on in the US and other English-speaking countries. Currently popular in the UK, The Netherlands, Canada, and Brazil, it also makes the US Top 50.