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Refined, yet not stuffy — these baby names are absolutely charming, look great on a resume and sound awesomely sweet.

Name your future charmer

Refined, yet not stuffy — these baby names are absolutely charming, look great on a resume and sound awesomely sweet.

Charming is defined as having delightful characteristics — one who is charming is attractive, irresistible and aims to please. And charming baby names have a beautiful sound to them. They aren’t harsh, trendy or super unusual — but they are also not always the most common names around. Some make you think of yesteryear or classic movies. Others sound mildly exotic — but all are pleasing to the ear.

Both boys and girls can be charming and sweet. These names, for all babies, may work well as a first name, or even better as a middle name that helps the flow from your chosen first to your last. Naming a baby is a big deal, but these names may be just what you’re searching for.

Charming baby names for girls

  • Adele: This pretty name is a form of Adela
  • Adora: An Old German name, this means “a gift, adored”
  • Aviana: A pretty blend of Ava and Ana
  • Beatriz: Another version of the name Beatrice
  • Bryn: This unique Welsh name means “hill, mount”
  • Caroline: An Old German name, this means “free man”
  • Carys: Another pretty Welsh name, this means “love”
  • Charis: A Greek name, this means “grace”
  • Clementine: This Latin name means “merciful”
  • Eliza: This is a short form of the name Elizabeth
  • Elodie: A French name, this means “marsh flower”
  • Gwyneth: This Welsh name means “happiness”
  • Isadora: A Latin name, this means “gift of Isis”
  • Lorelei: This name has German roots
  • Lucy: Meaning “light,” this name has Latin origins
  • Penelope: This Greek name means “weaver”
  • Rosabel: Combo of Rose and Belle
  • Stella: This Latin name means “star”
  • Talia: This Hebrew name means “heaven’s dew”
  • Violet: Meaning “purple,” this name has Latin roots

Charming baby names for boys

  • Benedict: A Latin name, this means “blessed”
  • Blake: This Old English name means “black”
  • Everest: An Old English name related to Everett
  • Graham: This Old English name means “gray homestead”
  • Jude: Meaning “praised,” this name has Greek roots
  • Lachlan: This Irish name means “from the land of the lakes”
  • Malcolm: A Scottish name, this means “devotee of Saint Columba”
  • Maxwell: Meaning “Mack’s stream,” this name has Old English roots
  • Myles: This Latin name means “soldier”
  • Noah: A Hebrew name, this means “long lived”
  • Oscar: An Old English name, this means “spear of the gods”
  • Paxton: May be derived from the Latin word for peace — “pax”
  • Quentin: This Latin name means “fifth”
  • Roman: A Latin name, this means “citizen of Rome”
  • Silas: Short for the Latin name Silvanus
  • Sylvester: Meaning “wooded,” this name has Latin roots
  • Tobias: Meaning “God is good,” this name has Hebrew origins
  • Vaughn: This cool Welsh name means “little”
  • Vincent: A Latin name, this means “prevailing”
  • William: An Old German name, this means “protection”

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11 Beautiful French Names and What They Mean


Female | The French form for Amy, meaning ‘beloved’ | pronounced e-me.


Female | French Provençal and Catalan version of Hebrew Anne meaning ‘grace’ | pronounced an-nah-EES


Male | Of Breton origin derived from the word for ‘friend’ or possibly ‘hurricane’ | pronounced kaw-rahn-ten.


Female | From the city of Delphi, the site of the famous oracle, derived from the Greek word for ‘dolphin’ | pronounced del-pheen.


Male | Derived from the Greek word for ‘garland’ or ‘crown’, a variation of Stephen | pronounced ay-tee-en.


Female | From the French word for flower, it was the name of a literary character in the Forsyte Saga | pronounced flur.


Male | From the Breton word meaning ‘generous lord’ also used to refer to speakers of Gaelic languages | pronounced ga-el.


Male | The French derivative of the Latin name Lucius, meaning ‘light’ | pronounced luy-sien.


Male | From the Breton Mael, which was derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘chief’ or ‘prince’ | pronounced ma-el.


Female | Derived from the French word for ‘ocean’ | pronounced aw-se-an.


Male | Derived from the ancient Germanic words for ‘courageous’ and ‘people’ | pronounced tee-bawld.



Iakovos M Supplanter Greek
Ian M God is gracious Scottish
Iaokim M God will establish Hebrew
Ichabod M The glory has departed Hebrew
Ike M Laughter Hebrew
Ilana F Tree Hebrew
Ilanit F Tree Hebrew
Ilia F God is Lord Unknown
Ilias M The Lord is my God Greek
Illias M The Lord is my God Greek
Ilse F God is my oath German
Imanol M God is with us Hebrew
Immanuel M God is with us Hebrew
Ioan M Gift from God Greek
Ionanna F Grace Hebrew
Ionnes M Gift from God Hebrew
Iosep M God will multiply Greek
Ioseph M God will multiply Greek
Iov M God will establish Russian
Ira M Watchful or vigilant Hebrew
Iris F Rainbow Greek
Isaac M Laughter Hebrew
Isaakios M Laughter Greek
Isabel F Consecrated to God Spanish
Isabella F Consecrated to God Italian
Isabelle F Consecrated to God German
Isaiah M God is my salvation Hebrew
Isaias M God is my salvation Spanish
Iseabail M Consecrated to God Unknown
Isha F Woman Unknown
Ishmael M God listens Hebrew
Isiah M God is my salvation Hebrew
Isibeal F Consecrated to God Hebrew
Ismael M God listens Arabic
Israel M Contender with God Hebrew
Isreal M Contender with God Hebrew
Itai M Friendly Hebrew
Itamar M Island of palms Hebrew
Itzik M Laughter Hebrew
Iva F God is gracious Slavic
Ivan M God is gracious Russian
Ivana F God is gracious Slavic
Ivane F God is gracious Slavic
Ivanna F God is gracious Slavic
Ixaka M Laughter Hebrew
Izaak M Laughter Hebrew
Izabella F Consecrated to God Italian
Izreal M Contender with God Hebrew
Izso F God’s salvation Unknown


Most would-be parents spend anxious hours agonizing over what to name their baby. Deciding on a name is one of the most difficult tasks for a parent because this name is going to be the baby’s companion for life. So how does one decide? Parents want to choose a name for their baby that makes them stand out from the rest, yet shouldn’t be something which the child will come to hate later on.

For that, parents need to come up with a unique yet memorable name. In the eyes of a parent, their baby is the most beautiful creation in the world and so what better way to drive home the point than anointing your beautiful child with a name whose meaning is, “beautiful.”

There’s an endless amount of baby girl names that signify beautiful. To make the name-searching job more exciting you can turn to various cultures and communities of the world which have words meaning beautiful. If you wish your baby girl name to denote something beautiful, then check out the list of top 20 girl’s name that denote beautiful in different languages. I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun choosing a name for your little girl.

18 Bella

Everything ella, right from Ella to Bella to Arabella, is hot at present. In Latin, Bella means beautiful. In Italian, Mira bella means “wondrous and lovely.” The name Bella was in vogue up to the 13th century, but then it disappeared until its appearance again in the 18th century when it came into fashion again. Still Bella was one of the less used names with there being a nice hint of an ‘Old World’ grandmotherly touch to it.

The name Bella shot up the charts in 2009 when it became attached to Twilight’s Bella Swan. Thus, if you’re planning to name your daughter Bella, be aware that there are going to be many girls with proper names like Isabella, Arabella etc. who are going to be called Bella.

17 Isabella

Isabella, as a name was one of the most popular names in the US in 2009. It’s not clear whether its popularity was due to a certain Isabelle Swan from the Twilight series or was a result of renewed interest in the Spanish queen Isabella of Castile – the patroness of Christopher Columbus. Maybe this wasn’t the reason parents named their baby girl Isabelle, but the fact is it’s a very popular name.

It’s believed that Isabella originates from the Latin word “belle” which means, “beautiful.” The origin of the name is however not quite clear though with some etymologists claiming that Isabella is the Portuguese and Spanish form of Elizabeth (with a loss of first syllable, I instead of T), while there are others who think that the name came from the Phoenician name Izabal.

16 Arabella

If you like the name Isabella but feel it’s too common, you can go for Arabella instead. Any name that ends in “bella” reminds people of the Latin meaning beautiful. Although the name might sound new, it has been used in England since long having made many appearances in British literature such as in Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones, to Charles Dickens Vicar of Wakefield and quite recently in Harry Potter.

Elegant and sophisticated, it looks like the name Arabella is here to stay.

15 Bellinda

Belinda is a feminine name of unknown origin, most probably coined from Italian bella, meaning “beautiful.” Another possibility is that the name could be derived from the Old High German name Betlinde, which possibly meant “bright linden tree” or “bright serpent.” According to Babylonian mythology, Belinda was the goddess of heaven and earth.

Another meaning of the name Bellinda is ‘beautiful snake’ which was coined during the period when snakes were considered a symbol of immortality and wisdom. During the period 1940-1960, Bellinda was quite a popular name in the US. The name Bellinda- a distant cousin of Melinda and Linda, is experiencing quite a resurgence today having entered the list of Top 1000 names in 2013.

14 Adara

Of Arabic, Greek and Hebrew origin, the name Adara means “beauty, virgin, noble.” It comes from the name of Adar – the grandson of Benjamin in the Bible. The name Adara has two variants – Adrah and Adra. It’s quite an uncommon first name for women, so if you want to give your baby a unique name, then this could be a good choice.

13 Jamila

The name Jamila is of Arabic origin and is used in many countries across the world especially African and Arabic speaking countries, English speaking countries and Swahili speaking countries. Jamila – the feminine form of Jamil which means beautiful in Arabic is quite a popular first name among women of the Muslim community.

There are several variants of this popular name such as Cemile, Cemila, Gamila, Džemila, Djamila, Jamillah, Djémila, and Jamyla. Famous people with the name include: Jamila Gavin (British writer), Jamila Wideman (American basketball player), Jamila Jemstone (Nigerian singer), Jamila Madeira ( Portuguese politician).

12 Claribel

Claribel – a blend of Clara and the popular suffix name Bella is of Latin origin and the meaning of this name is “bright, famous and beautiful.” Claribel is similar in pronunciation to Claribella, Clarabel, and Claribelle, but these names tend to be less commonly used than Claribel. The feminine form of the name was popularized in the 13th-century by Saint Clare of Assisi the founder of the Poor Clares, an order of nuns.

As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages in the form of Clare. However, the Latinate spelling Clara became more popular during the 19th century. This name was used by Shakespeare in his play ‘The Tempest’ and by Edmund Spenser in his poem ‘The Faerie Queene.’ Alfred Lord Tennyson also wrote a poem entitled ‘Claribel’ (1830).

11 Astrid

The name Astrid is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Astrid is “beautiful goddess” derived from áss meaning “god” and frídr meaning “fair, beautiful.” Use of this Scandinavian name in the English-speaking world became prominent only after the influence of 20th-century Queen Astrid of the Belgians. As a first name for women, Astrid is quite prominent, but it is rarely found as a last name.

Astrid has about 10 variants such as Assi, Assa, Astra, Asta, Astride, Astri, Astrud, Astryr, Atti and Estrid, so you have a decent number of options at your disposal should you decide to go for this Scandinavian name. The Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto is one of the famous bearers of this name.

10 Mabel

The name Mabel is of Latin and English origin and the meaning of the name Mabel is beautiful, lovable and loving in Latin. While the short form of Amabel and amabel were widely used during the Middle Ages its usage became rare after the 15th century. The publication of C. M. Yonge’s novel, ‘The Heir of Redclyffe’ (1854), featured a characters named Mabel and Amabel.

Today Amabel has been largely replaced by the diminutive Mabel. Famous people known by the name Mabel: Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau (member of the Dutch royalty), Mabel Albertson (American character actress), Mabel Besant-Scott (British occultist), Mabel King (American singer and actress), Mabel Mercer(singer).

9 Callista

The name Callista is of Greek and Latin origin and its meaning is derived from the Greek Kallistō, a name meaning, “she that is most beautiful.” In Greek, Kallista and its variations such as Callie and Callista mean “the prettiest and the fairest.” The name Callista is derived from the name of an Arcadian nymph (daughter of Arcadian king Lycaon, and mother of Arcas) who was loved by Jupiter.

Beloved by Jupiter, she was transformed into a she-bear by Juno and then placed among the Great Bear constellations. Actress Calista Flockhart is the most famous example of this name.

8 Kylie

The name Kylie originated in Australia and is derived from an Australian aboriginal word meaning Boomerang. Its Gaelic meaning is beautiful or handsome, while in Hawaiian it means Beautiful Spirit. A popular first name for women, Kylee, Kiley, Kyly are its other variant names.

Kylie Minogue is one of the most famous bearers of this name. Other notable people bearing this name are Kylie Tennant (novelist), Kylie Morris (Australian newsreader), Kylie Travis (Australian actress).

7 Shayna

Shayna, pronounced SHAY-na is of Yiddish origin meaning “beautiful” and comes with its own sweet nickname, Shay. As a name, Shayna holds a lot of importance for people with Jewish heritage. Other popular variants of this name are Shaina, Shana and Shani which were at their peak during the 90s but have now fallen out of fashion. It’s a popular name for women and many notable women have names beginning with Shayna.

6 Amara

This name has Greek origins which mean “eternally beautiful.” Amara is a name with numerous origins and meanings such as “eternally beautiful,” “eternal,” “beloved,” “dearest,” “grace” etc. Pronounced Ah-more-uh or Ah-mare-uh, Amara is rarely used as a first name though it is a quite popular last name for both children and adults.

Still if you want a unique and original name for your child, this is definitely “it” as when it comes to the style quotient, Amara fires on all cylinders.

5 Jolie

Jolie which means “pretty,” is a female name of French origin. Pronounced zhoh-LEE the name has become extremely popular after Angelina Jolie began using it as her surname. The name is generally not used as a name in France, though it is a popular first for women in the US. All thanks to the sheer personality and humanitarian qualities of Angelina Jolie – a superwoman who has proved that she is much more than a pretty thing.

4 Helen

Although the name Helen was quite popular during the early parts of the 20th century, still even today it’s a popular first name for women as well as a popular surname. Helen is derived from the ancient Greek name Ἑλένη Helenē of unknown etymology. Greek mythology eulogized Helen of Troy as, “The face that launched a thousand ships,” denoting that she was the most beautiful woman in the world.

Certain famous personalities bearing the name Helen: Writer Helen Keller; actresses Helen Hunt, Helen Mirren, Helen Hayes, Helena Bonham-Carter; singer Helen Reddy; publisher Helen Gurley Brown.

3 Aretha

Aretha Franklin – a songstress par extraordinaire – her voice has captivated and enthralled generations and will continue to mesmerize future generations to come. Apart from the talented modern-day namesake, Aretha pronounced a-REE-thah means “beautiful” in Greek and “virtue and excellence” in Arabic.

2 Diana

Diana, the Roman goddess of the moon and associated with childbirth, forests and hunting was the original holder of this name, but when people hear the name Diana, the first image that comes to their mind is that of Diana, Princess of Wales who was as comfortable meeting world leaders as she was of wearing protective vests to fight against landmines.

The name Diana is derived from an Indo-European root which means “divine, heavenly.” Diana, as a name has been in regular use since the Renaissance. It became more known in the English-speaking world following the release of Sir Walter Scott’s novel ‘Rob Roy’ (1817), which featured a character named Diana Vernon.

The name Diana also appeared in George Meredith’s novel ‘Diana of the Crossways’ (1885). A classic name – any woman would be proud to be named Diana.

1 Sephora

Sephora is believed to have originated from “sephos” (Greek for “beauty”) and the Hebrew name צִפּוֹרָה (Tzipporah) is derived from צִפּוֹר (tzippor) meaning “bird”. Apart from its Hebrew origins, Sephora also has French origins which mean that it has more than one root, rendering its use not only in French speaking countries, but also in a few other countries of the world.

This name can trace its roots to Zipporah, the outstandingly beautiful wife of Moses in the Old Testament. No wonder there is a beauty line dedicated to this name.

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Every parent thinks their baby is the prettiest, so it’s natural to consider baby names that mean beautiful. Luckily, there are many attractive names that mean pretty, handsome, or similar terms. If you’re on the hunt for a gorgeous name for your newborn, this beautiful name list has you covered!

Many cute popular names mean beautiful or something similar. The incredibly popular Bella – which rose in fame in part to the Twilight series – means “beautiful” in Italian. The up and coming Irish girls name Maeve means “she who is intoxicatingly beautiful.” Classic boys names – like Kenneth – translate roughly to handsome.

Looking for some unique names meaning beautiful? Underused female names like Belinda, Kalliope, and Rimi mean beautiful. For an out-of-the-box boy name, Star Wars fans may love the African Obi. If you want to give your baby boy an Irish name, the cute and simple Keefe means “handsome.” There are also some unisex options that are unconventional gems. The place name Memphis – appropriate for either a boy or a girl – comes from a Latin word meaning “enduring and beautiful.”

Do you have a favorite baby name for the little beauty in your life? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

140 Unique, Beautiful and Unusual Girl Names with Meaning

When Shakespeare said that what’s in a name, he, for sure, did not have to struggle through the ordeal of finding the exact perfect name for his baby. Names carry with them certain peculiar characteristics which we by virtue of obviousness attribute to the name holder. Just like religion, caste and ethnicity, your name becomes an accident of birth as it is not something that you choose. It is what your parents or relatives choose for you. Some people do go on to change their names as they grow older, but that percentage of people is not too high. You often get stuck with the name you were born with.

There are numerous bodies of astrology and/or numerology who strongly believe in the power of a name in creating or determining the characteristic traits of a person. Even if you are a non-believer, there is no one who would not want to unique name for themselves or their kids.

Here, we bring to you a list of 140 such unique names for girls that ooze with lexical beauty, along with their detailed meaning.

140. Zubeida

Zubeida, the name speaks volumes about excellence and high hills. With a name as powerful and enchanting as this, one may rest assured of achieving the beauteous excellence of the highest of hills in their lives as well.

139. Zeenat

A name which itself means ornamentation and beauty can never be one that can be or should be avoided when talking about beautiful names. It has a nice and delicate yet stern touch to it, which makes it all the more special.

138. Zara

Yes, there is more to Zara than being just a label’s name. It means princess and has Hebrew/Arabic roots. The name is quite a favourite amongst many people and rightly so.

137. Zelda

Whoever associated femininity with being delicate and delicate alone, may want to have a look at this kickass name. It means a grey battle, or an intense battle. With the fights that women need to take head on even in the 21st century, this name would just be the ever present stem of solidarity and strength.

136. Zephyra

Zephyra is a Greek name and if you are one of those old school poetry lovers, this name would not disappoint you. It means ‘of the west wind’.

135. Yulia

The Russian name means young. Its Latin counterpart is Julia, so you may choose whichever you want to. The name is bound to leave the person in a youthful state, even if only for the sake of her name.

134. Ysabelle

Ysabelle is an Italian mean which means consecrated to God. Numerology says that the people with this name tend to be more compassionate and loving in nature. We are sure these are qualities which anybody would love to have or rather, should have.

133. Yasmine

Yasmine is an Arabic name. It literaly means the jasmine flower. The flower, as we all know it, symbolises calmness and balance; same goes for the name.

132. Yamini

Yamini means night. It is a Sanskrit/Hindu name and is quite popular in South Asia. The name resonates with tranquility and serenity of night.

131. Yashaswini

Yashaswini is a Sanskrit/Hindu name quite common in India and surrounding nations. The name comes off as a heavy duty one meaning glorious and successful.

130. Wafa

An Urdu name, Wafa, means loyalty and faithfulness. Like the language itself, the name too has an old soul charm to it. It oozes with enigmatic charm and one thing’s for sure, any person with this name won’t be subjected to doubt quite often. Courtesy, their name!

129. Willow

Willow is actually the name of a tree, immortalised by Shakespeare in his play Othello through the Willow-song. Willow trees are known for their resilience and grace. It is then quite obvious that these qualities will get reflected in the person carrying this name forth.

128. Waheeda

The Muslim name means sole and single. It represents the ultimate strength and courage of a person who can stand all by herself in times of distress, without any outside support, if need be. Who wouldn’t love such a powerful name?

127. Wahenoor

Wahenoor is a name usually attributed to Sikhism. It translates to the Grace of God and is kept after the Sikh term ‘Waheguru’, which is used to denote the Sikh guru, the Ultimate One. With aspects of ultimate spirituality attached, who could avoid this name?

126. Welma

Welma is primarily a German name. It means resolute. In some regions, the name is also said to mean famous!

125. Violina

This name is an extremely rare one and some sources claim that less than 0.001% of the world’s population has this name. It can still be found pervading continents and regions due to its neutral etymology. It is derived from the musical instrument ‘violin’ and just like its melodious tunes, the name sounds the same.

124. Violet

Once again, a quite uncommon name, Violet refers to a happy girl. It gives off the ecstatic joyousness that is associated with the colour of the same name.

123. Vivian

The name with its roots in a saint’s name, one can almost hear the church bells ring. It means alive and is derived from the Italian root ‘vivus’.

122. Valentia

A Latin name, Valentia literally means brave. It is a perfect choice for the strong willed and courageous ones.

121. Venus

How amazing would it be to share your name with the Goddess of Love, Venus herself! It has the much required warmth and compassion in it which is needed in today’s society.

120. Vida

Primarly a French name, Vida represents Victory and Life.

119. Udantika

Udantika is a Hindu name which is extremely uncommon. It means satisfaction.

118. Ulfa

If Sufism is something that swipes you off your feet or lays you in peaceful air, as mystics would will, then Ulfa should be the perfect choice. It implies love, friendship, and romance.

117. Umrao

An Islamic name, it refers to someone noble and of high stature.

116. Unmada

Beautiful, passionate and enchanting is what this name implies and one cannot stress enough on its lexical beauty enough!

115. Urbi

What can be more wonderful than sharing the name with the Goddess of Astronomy herself? Urbi refers to immortality and unending vastness.

114. Tahirah

If chastity and purity are virtues you abide by, then this is your pick as it means the same.

113. Taka

Taka finds its roots in Japanese language and culture, meaning tall and honourable.

112. Talia

The Greeks and Hebrews get it exactly right when it comes to heaven. This name comes from the same roots and means dew in heaven or being near water.

111. Tatum

Well, there is more to Tatum than Channing. The name means light-hearted. A nice name, indeed.

110. Tabassum

Tabassum is an Arabic/Urdu name which primarily means beautiful. It comes with a gorgeous nickname too, Tabu.

109. Sabirah

Again an Arabic name, Sabirah means patient. You would certainly love your child more if she is patient.

108. Saffi

A Danish name, Saffi means wisdom. It has varied spellings such as Sophie, Safie, Sofie.

107. Suri

The world went crazy after Suri Cruise’s fashion statements. But, look at the very name. It is Persian and refers to a red rose.

106. Sancia

Italians get it right when it comes to worshipping. The name here means sacred and pure. Heavy duty!

105. Shanahan

The name sounds elaborate and why should it not when it means wise in Irish.

104. Rafika

We often stress upon the importance of companionship to our kids. The name Rafika fits perfectly then as it means friend in Arabic

103. Rahele

Ifwanderlust is one of your main keywords in life, then Rahele should be your child’s name. It means a traveller.

102. Raine

A highly uncommon name, Raine has Teutonic roots and means strong.

101. Raven

The ultimate symbol of strength and power, Raven is a beautiful name which is the name of a bird too.

100. Reginy

All hail the queen! If that is how you want to bring up your queen in utter flamboyance, go for this one.

99. Raaga

A melodious name which refers to the Indian classical music, Raaga is indeed a unique choice.

98. Rabita

Which parent would not want to forma bond with their child? For that, start off with naming your baby girl Rabita which means a bond, link and nexus between two.

97. Qianru

Not many names start with Q, but those that do are unavoidable. This one here means pretty smile and is a Chinese name.

96. Qamari

An Arabic name, Qamari refers to something moonlike.

95. Qadriyyah

If you wish your baby girl to grow into a strong woman, name her Qadriyyah, which means that.

94. Qurratul Ayn

An enchanting name indeed, Qurratul Ayn or Qurratulain means a delightful darling.

93. Quanda

Quanda is an American name which means a companion.

92. Quincy

How amazing would it be if you wished for a unique name and found out that the name itself meant different and unique.

91. Questa

An inquisitive mind is the best mind, say all the brilliant achievers. It would thus be but amazing that you name your child Questa, which has French origins and means a searcher.

90. Preity

A decent and gorgeous name, Preity means loving and has Sanskrit roots.

89. Pritisha

Pritisha is a Sanskrit name which means lovable and dear ones.

88. Pristine

A child is certainly the purest soul and naming them Pristine would definitely be an apt choice.

87. Parisa

Parisa is an Arabic name which means like a fairy.

86. Pax

How glorious would a name be if it were that of Roman Goddess. It means peace.

85. Pegeen

Name the glowing charm of your life after a word which means Pearl in the ever enigmatic Greek language.

84. Pia

Having a holy name always gives off soothing vibes and Pia, meaning pious, would do exactly that.

83. Paprika

No, we don’t mean chilli. It means giver and has Hawaiian roots.

82. Omysha

It is a no brainer that all kids love to smile and we love seeing them smile. Having a name which means smile would just add to the pleasure.

81. Oraida

Oraida is a name with Persian origins and means eloquent.

80. Oba

An enthralling name, Oba refers to the river goddess in African culture.

79. Ohanna

With roots in Hebrew, Ohanna means gracious gift of god which your child certainly is.

78. Ovia

For all the lovers of Michelangelo and Picasso out there, Ovia is the best bet as it means a painting, a beautiful drawing, and an artist.

77. Olga

Blessing your child with a name which itself means blessed or holy sounds like a good plan. It has German roots.

76. Olesia

A very unique name, Olesia is of Polish origin. It is used for a person who is the defender of humankind.

75. Oneeka

You can expect all the warm and fuzzies in the air when you call out this name which means love. It has English roots.

74. Nikita

Nikita is a Russian name which means Earth or victorious. A serene yet strong name.

73. Niyonika

Babies have eyes that twinkle. What better way to adore them than naming your child after that? Niyonika is an Indian name which means one with expressive eyes.

72. Natalie

With quite a few Hollywood actors sharing this name, Natalie is a charming favourite, which means Christmas Day.

71. Nadetta

Every parent wants their child to have the courage to face every wrong with determination. This German name is a good choice then as it means the courage of a bear in German.

70. Nayeli

Nayeli is quite a unique name and means highness/grace.

69. Nella

The name with English roots, it means light and would complement your baby aptly who is a light in your life.

68. Nina

Nina is a Native American name which has the meaning of strong and powerful.

67. Madiha

Parents never get tired of praising their children and here comes the name for it, Madiha. It means praiseworthy.

66. Madie

Madie is a name which means tower and can become of symbolic significance in your and your child’s dreams for life. The name has French origins.

65. Maeve

A name with Celtic roots, Maeve means intoxicating.

64. Mahwa

Native American name Mahwa means beautiful. It is highly unique and unheard.

63. Maisie

Maisie has a lovely meaning, that of pearl. It has Scottish roots.

62. Mabel

A distortion of ‘ma belle’, Mabel has French roots and implies my fair lady or lovely woman.

61. Malika

Your baby girl is the queen of your heart. Why not name her the same? Malika is an Arabic word which is used to refer to a queen.

60. Margaux

Margaux is a name with French roots and has the calming meaning of pearl.

59. Love

Sometimes, the most obvious names get sidelined. Love is one such name. Why not go ahead and grab on to it?

58. Larissa

A Greek name Larissa, is bound to bring a smile onto your face as it means cheerful. Happy vibes, guaranteed.

57. Leela

Derived from Sanskrit, Leela refers to any playful person or activity. A perfect name for a child.

56. Levina

If you wish to instill spark in the life of your baby girl right from birth, name her Levina, an English name meaning flash or lightning.

55. Lakhta

Having a name which means the essentially beautiful ornament usually worn by women, earring is an extremely unique and charming choice. The name is from Hindi language.

54. Lalitya

An embodiment of love in your life, name your child Lalitya for it means grace and loveliness.

53. Leysa

An extremely rare name, Leysa is of Ukrainian origin. It implies defender of humans. More power to your baby girl.

52. Lana

Why should one restrict oneself to English or French only when it comes to choosing baby names? Go for omething not so common like the Polynesian word Lana which means to float.

51. Lamia

Lamia is usually considered a unisex name which means brilliance and shining.

50. Kaara

A name which has roots both in Vietnamese and Italian culture cannot be devoid of warmth and comfort. The name means friend.

49. Kaede

A Japanese name, Kaede is perfect for the autumn babies as it refers to a maple leaf.

48. Kailey

For those who want highly exclusive names for their babies with an enchanting touch to them may opt for Kailey, a name which has Arabic roots and means unusual itself.

47. Kacey

Give your baby girl more strength by naming her Kacey, an Irish name which means eagle eyed.

46. Kiara

Kiara is an extremely vivacious and new name which means one with dark hair.

45. Krishna

Naming one’s daughter after Lord Krishna of Hinduism can always be a nice option as he is often looked at as a protector of women.

44. Karma

Why not delve deep into the Buddhist and Hindu spiritual realm of karma and name your child after it?

43. Kajal

A Hindi name, Kajal literally translates to kohl. Could it be more gorgeous? We doubt!

42. Jomily

Jomily is a fairly unique name meaning one send by God. It has Latin roots.

41. Jayanti

Literally meaning birth of someone popular and famous, Jayanti is a Hindi name which has its roots in Sanskrit.

40. Jaan

An Urdu word, Jaan is used as a term of endearment, which can roughly be translated to life or soul. Beautiful, isn’t it?

39. Jahara

An African name, Jahara refers to a lovely beauty, which is your daughter, right?

38. Jaiden

Jaiden is an American name which stands for all things American: strong and powerful.

37. Janine

A melodious name, Janine can be traced to Hebrew roots. And just like your baby girl is, this name also means gift from God.

36. Jude

The Latin name Jude became quite a rage when it was used by Pink Floyd in their songs. It means young.

35. Jahida

Jahida has Arabic origins and is used to refer to a person who helps the vulnerable.

34. Ilma

Ilma is an Urdu name which is derived from the word ‘ilm’ which means knowledge. Ilma, further means knowledgeable.

33. Ibadat

An Urdu name again, Ibadat is one which rings all the bells of piety. Ibadat implies the act of worshiping.

32. Ilisapesi

An extremely uncommon name and quite difficult to pronounce too, Ilisapesi has Tonga roots and means the blessed one.

31. Iffat

Iffat is a name which means as good as it sounds, purity. It has roots in the Urdu language.

30. Ijabo

Ijabo has African origins and means hope.

29. Haiku

Haiku is a Japanese form of short poetry which literally means ‘to utter’. A perfect name for the lovers of literature.

28. Hana

A nice and short name, Hana has dual roots, both in Hebrew and Japanese which means flower or blossom.

27. Harper

The name Harper was earlier meant for boys but since the author Harper Lee came into limelight, it gained more and more popularity. For all the lit-wiz out there, Harper would be a perfect name for their baby girls, specially when Harper Lee has recently passed away and this was, you may commemorate your favourite author.

26. Haven

This is a really new name which means a safe place.

25. Gael

Gael is an English name which means joyful and we are certain that it would bring the same in your lives, too.

24. Gelasia

A baby’s laugh is absolutely infectious and we have no qualms with it. Then, why not name her Gelasia, which means one who is predisposed to laughter.

23. Gavi

For all the nature lovers out there, Gavi means forest in Malayalam.

22. Firdaus

Firdaus has Persian/Arabic roots and means Paradise, a state which your baby girl has made your day-to-day life.

21. Farah

An Urdu name, Farah means joy or cheerfulness.

20. Fable

Kids love stories and naming them after a word which means story is a great idea indeed.

20. Ekko

Ekko is the word from which the contemporary word ‘echo’ has been derived. It means sound and has Greek roots.

19. Edria

Edria is a Hebrew name which means mighty.

18. Eleta

Every child is a chosen one and naming them Eleta, which means the chosen one in Latin.

17. Disha

A child is often said to depart a certain sense of direction and path to her parents’ lives. Why not name her Disha then, a Hindu name which means direction or path.

16. Damara

Damara refers to a gentle soul and has Biblical references.

15. Danika

A child lights up your life. Danika becomes a perfect choice then as it refers to the morning star and has Slavic roots.

14. Demas

For those who love fame and everything paparazzi, Demas, a name with Greek roots should be the go-to option as it means popular.

13. Cairi

Cairi is a Japanese name which means loyal.

12. Ceridwen

A Welsh name, Ceridwen implies a person who is blessed or poetry! So beautiful.

11. Cinnamon

Cinnamon, a spice, is known for its sweet and spicy balance. Naming your kid after it would ensure that they have a balanced personality.

10. Bahira

A name with Arabian roots, Bahira means dazzling, as dazzling as your baby girl’s eyes are.

9. Basimah

A smiling baby is always the best baby. Basimah is an Arabic name which means smiling.

8. Belka

Russian for squirrel, Belka is a chirpy and cheerful name for your baby girl.

7. Bertrun

Bertrun is a highly uncommon name which means the shining secret in German.

6. Badiha

Badiha has Arabic roots and means insightful. A deep name for deep souls.

5. Alija

Alijah is a Biblical name which means the Lord is my God.

4. Adele

Naming one’s daughter after the pop sensation Adele, which means noble, is a great option in today’s date.

3. Atyasha

Atyasha refers to a person who is fun loving and is expressive in nature, exactly the kind of chirpy people whom the world loves. It has Sanskrit roots.

2. Adrienne

Why don’t you go ahead and name your daughter after one of the most prominent and renowned feminist poet icons the world has observed, Adrienne Rich? Sounds like a plan, indeed.

  1. Athira

A name in Malayalam language, Athira means strong, powerful and wealthy: exactly the kind of things you want for your child.

So, that was a detailed list of names for your baby girl. Go ahead, pick your favourite and get the naming started with all the gorgeousness and charm around.

Names That Mean Peace

Baby names that mean peace carry a beautiful aura, both for what peace suggests about your child’s temperament and what it conveys about your values and hopes for the world. Peaceful meanings of names can include words such as calm, silence, and tranquility, or even relate to a peace-related symbol such as dove or olive branch, like Paloma or Oliver.
Along with Paloma and Oliver, other names that mean peace in the US Top 1000 include Aarav, Callum, Frida, Irene, Jonah, Olivia, Paxton, and Serenity. Unique names meaning peace that we recommend include Dove, Fritz, Mirela, and Shalom.
You may even want to consider using Peace itself as a name, particularly as a middle. Here are some of the most usable of the baby names for girls and boys that mean peace.


  • Aang

    The name Aang is a boy’s name meaning “peaceful soaring”. The name of the main protagonist of Avatar: The Last Airbender was coined for the movie from Chinese characters meaning “peaceful” and… Read More

  • Aarav

    The name Aarav is a boy’s name of Hindi origin meaning “peaceful”. Aarav is derived from the Sanskrit root “rav,” which is related to peace and music. Aarav is also associated with the concept of… Read More

  • Aaru

    The name Aaru is a boy’s name of Egyptian origin meaning “peaceful”. Egyptian mythology place-name with an intriguing sound and appealingly peaceful meaning. Exotic update for Aaron?Read More

  • Absalom

    The name Absalom is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “father of peace”. Absalom, because of its biblical and literary associations, just might appeal to the daring namegiver.
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  • Airini

    The name Airini is a girl’s name meaning “peace”. Airini is the Maori transliteration of the name Eirene, whcih comes from the Greek goddess of peace. A notable bearer of this name is nineteenth… Read More

  • Aksel

    The name Aksel is a boy’s name of Norwegian origin meaning “the father is peace”. Most American parents would choose to use the more commonly seen variant, AXEL.Read More

  • Akudo

    The name Akudo is a girl’s name meaning “peaceful wealth”. Akudo is an Igbo-Nigerian name stemming from the Igbo word ‘udo’ meaning peace. Unlike other names containing the name “Udo”, Akudo is a… Read More

  • Alafia

    The name Alafia is a girl’s name meaning “peace”. Alafia is a Yoruba name for peace and is used as a name for both men and women in Nigeria. Read More

  • Amani

    The name Amani is a girl’s name of Arabic origin meaning “faith”. Popular with Muslim and African-American parents, this virtue name also fits in with the trendy i ending names being… Read More

  • Arav

    The name Arav is a boy’s name meaning “peaceful”. Arav (sometimes spelled Aarav) is a name popular in India and Pakistan. Jaipur-born actor Arav Choudhary is a well-known Indian personality…. Read More

  • Arcadia

    The name Arcadia is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “region offering peace and contentment”. Arcadia, a name for an unspoiled paradise, makes an attractive secular alternative to Nevaeh or… Read More

  • Axel

    The name Axel is a boy’s name of German, Scandinavian origin meaning “father of peace”. Axel is the perfect heavy metal rock name, thanks to Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose (born William). Axel is a… Read More

  • Axelle

    The name Axelle is a girl’s name of French origin meaning “father of peace”. Putting the emphasis on the “elle” softens a name that seems at once futuristic and medieval.Read More

  • Axl

    The name Axl is a boy’s name of Scandinavian origin meaning “father of peace”. Guns ‘n’ Roses musician Axl (born William) Rose created this name by dropping a vowel, a la Barbra Streisand. The… Read More

  • Baris

    The name Baris is a boy’s name meaning “peace”. Baris has the advantage of sounding familiar but being rare and exotic. The peaceful meaning is another plus.Read More

  • Callum

    The name Callum is a boy’s name of Scottish origin meaning “dove”. Callum was derived from Latin Columba, a unisex given name meaning “dove.” Callum was popular among early Christians because the… Read More

  • Calum

    The name Calum is a boy’s name meaning “dove”. Calum is a form of the boy name Callum, popular in the British Isles and carrying a peaceful meaning.Read More

  • Casimir

    The name Casimir is a boy’s name of Polish origin meaning “destroyer of peace”. Casimir, a traditional name of Polish kings, would have problems assimilating here. But like Leopold and Laszlo,… Read More

  • Colm

    The name Colm is a boy’s name of Irish origin meaning “dove”. Colm is a popular Irish name for boys that could immigrate,… Read More

  • Columba

    The name Columba is a unisex name of Latin origin meaning “dove”. Columba is an early saint’s name that rhumbas to a modern beat. While the original St. Columba is male, the name sounds more… Read More

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15 Baby Names That Mean Peace, Strength and Wisdom

Here are a few qualities I think almost everyone could agree we need more of today: A bit of peace, strength and wisdom — qualities that, coincidentally, we also hope to instill in our baby boys and girls. Here, 15 names that symbolize these priceless characteristics.

1. Axel. This strong-sounding German boy name means “father of peace.” While you might recall the Guns n Roses drummer Axel Rose, Will Ferrell and Tiger Woods also chose this moniker for their sons.

2. Paxton. A unisex name of Latin origin that means “peaceful town,” you’ll also love the sweet nickname “Pax.”

3. Oliver and Olivia. Topping the charts for back-to-back years, these baby boy and girl names stand for the olive tree, which symbolizes peace and fruitfulness. For girls, you could opt for simply “Olive” (so cute!).

4. Naima. Here’s a name that’s perfect for today’s future strong woman: An Indian moniker meaning “comfort, peace and belonging to no one.”

5. Oz. How cool is this Hebrew boy’s name recalling the wiz, which can either stand alone or be short for Osborn or Oswald? It means “strength, warrior of God.”

6. Barrett. This unisex German name, which means “strong as a bear,” is especially fresh for a baby girl.

7. Valentina. Meaning strength and health, this is a Latin variation on Valentine. It’s also the name of the first woman in space, Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova.

8. Kenzo. Calling to mind the chic French fashion house, this Japanese boy’s name means “strength and health.” Another variation: Kenzie, a Scottish unisex name meaning “wise leader.”

9. Etan. A Hebrew boy’s name for “strong or firm,” Etan is a less-common variation on Ethan.

10. Cato. For both boys and girls, this regal-sounding Latin name means “all-knowing” or “knowledgeable and wise.” A character in Shakespear’s Julius Cesar, more recently, it’s been rising in popularity following The Hunger Games. For girls, it’s a Dutch alternative to Catherine.

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11. Alden. Meaning “old, wise protector,” this English name is gender-neutral — a classic boy’s name that’s particularly original for a little girl.

12. Mika. While this Scandinavian name for “raccoon” is not the creature you hope to find in your home, this intelligent animal symbolizes traits we all hope for in our kids: smarts, curiosity and confidence.

13. Apollo. This powerful, Greek boy’s name evokes the founders of democracy, the ancient Romans, and means “god of prophecy, healing, music, poetry and light” — in other words, all things intelligent.

14. Sage. A Latin name for both boys and girls meaning “wise,” in French “sois sage!” is literally how parents tell their kids to behave. Here’s to hoping…

15. Veda. This Sanskrit baby girl name means “sacred lore, knowledge” — in fact, the Vedas are Hindu’s sacred texts.

16. How About Tobias?

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The wait is over, and the world now knows the name of the newest member of England’s Royal Family: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The name is a unique one for the new baby boy who is seventh in line for the throne. Unlike his cousins’ names, the new baby’s moniker isn’t drawn directly from the family tree.

Archie ranks as the eighteenth-most popular baby name in England and as the 1,182nd-most popular baby name in the United States, birthplace of mother Meghan Markle.

“By English standards, this is an incredibly normal name,” said Laura Wattenberg, author of “The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby” (Harmony, Revised Edition, 2013).

And that normalcy, Wattenberg said, is a statement in and of itself.

Baby names: Who cares?

The royals announced the baby’s name today (May 7) on Instagram. The question of what Markle and Prince Harry’s child would be named has been of intense interest — it’s even the subject of wagering, with bookies giving Spencer strong odds ahead of the announcement, according to The Telegraph. (Spencer was the maiden name of Princess Diana, Harry’s late mother).

Names are typically the subject of interest because they’re rich symbols, Wattenberg told Live Science.

This is especially true because names have become increasingly tailor-made for parents and their hopes for their children over time. In the United States, for example, 40% of boys got one of the country’s top-10 names in the 1880s. By 2007, the top 10 boy names covered less than 10% of new baby boys. In that sense, baby names convey information about their parents’ values and attitudes. For example, a 2018 analysis of the Social Security database of U.S. baby names by Wattenberg found that newly emerging names show a wide gender gap. Boys are much more likely to be given names associated with power, speed, animals and courage (Diesel, Rage, Dash), while girls are more likely to get names linked to beauty, luxury or happiness (Cashmere, Gorgeous, Joy).

Baby names can even hint at parents’ political ideology. A 2013 study of U.S. names found that parents in liberal areas prefer softer consonants, such as “L,” for their babies’ names, while parents in conservative regions favor harder sounds such as “B” and “D.” Babies in Western states are also more likely to get unusual names compared to babies in New England, perhaps reflecting a more individualistic ethos in those “frontier” regions. (Markle, for the record, was born and raised in Los Angeles.)

Naming royalty

The names of royal babies are at a whole different level. For Kate Middleton and Prince William, whose children are third, fourth and fifth in line for the throne, naming was a statement for the whole family, Wattenberg said.

“It was a moment of branding for the monarchy, a statement of purpose and identity,” she said. “Their choice was tightly constrained.”

And indeed, the pair drew their children’s monikers from the family lineage. Their firstborn, George Alexander Louis, shares a first name with six British monarchs since 1714. Alexander was part of the name of his great-grandfather Prince Philip’s grandfather, and Louis is in honor of his father’s great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, the pair’s second child, drew her middle names from her great-grandmother, the current queen, and her grandmother, Princess Diana. Charlotte is both a feminine form of Charles (William’s father and next in line for the throne) and an homage to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, who ruled between 1738 and 1820, according to The Telegraph. The couple’s third child, Louis Arthur Charles, also nods to Prince Charles and Lord Louis Mountbatten, as well as Arthur, part of Charles’ and William’s full name.

With a long line in front of him in the royal succession and parents known for a modern approach, the naming field seemed wide-open for “Baby Sussex,” the nickname given to Harry and Meghan’s child.

“This one is far less predictable than recent royal names,” Wattenberg said before the announcement. That made the name more interesting, she said, because it was a chance to glimpse “something real and heartfelt” about Meghan and Harry.

According to Wattenberg’s website, Namerology, which focuses on baby-name statistics, Archie is holding steady in popularity in England, but trending upward in the United States. The nickname form of the name is more popular in both countries than the name it originally shortens, Archibald. Archibald ranks 2,554 in popularity in the United States and 392 in England. Harrison as a first name is the 34th most-popular choice in England and ranks 113th in the United States. (Though Harry can be a nickname for Harrison, Prince Harry’s full name is Henry, not Harrison.)

“I take this name as a polite statement that royal trappings come second” for Harry and Meghan, Wattenberg said. William and Kate used a traditional approach to naming, Wattenberg said, picking names from a menu of classic family names. That’s how almost everyone in the English-speaking world named their kids until a few decades ago,she said.

In contrast, Harry and Meghan took a contemporary approach, picking a “fashionable, well-liked name,” Wattenberg said.

“It’s really only in the last few generations that names have become trendy objects of style,” she said.

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Originally published on Live Science.