Baby Names Lists
Looking for baby name lists? The Bump is your one-stop shop for the perfect baby name. You’ll find lists of baby girl, baby boy, and gender neutral baby names plus lists by categories such as origin or style or popularity. Find a name you like? Save it to your My Favorites list then use our advanced features to help narrow down the names that you love.
Baby Names by Gender
Baby Boy Names
It’s a boy! Congratulations! If you are looking for the perfect baby boy name, browse through our complete selection of baby names for boys and be inspired. No matter what style you’re after, The Bump has lists of baby boy names to suit all tastes.
Baby Girl Names
At The Bump, we are a one-stop shop for baby girl names. Look through our lists of girl baby names including most popular, cutest, unique, and of course uncommon and beautiful baby girl names. We have every baby girl name you could imagine.
Gender-Neutral Baby Names
Are you searching for unisex baby names, gender-neutral baby names, or non-binary baby names? It is a tall order to find a name that includes all the qualities you want to impress upon baby while still giving them the wiggle room to make their own choices. But it is one of the most important steps into baby’s personal identity you can make from day one and therefore is a worthy quest! Gender-neutral baby names are inclusive while still being nonspecific. Baby could be a Quinn, a River, or a Jude; the sky is the limit with the gorgeous array of options! These names are for the parent looking to give baby their own unique way through life while still giving them a name to fall back on for support, no matter who they discover themselves to be.
Baby Middle Names
You’ve done the hard part! Giving baby the perfect first name is a daunting task, but now you’re on to picking out a middle name, and that is smooth sailing. There are so many names out there to love that tie in baby’s heritage and that pair perfectly with others that you’ll find what you’re looking for easily. Baby girl and boy middle names can make or break the full name you have picked out, so getting started with this tried and tested list is the perfect next step.Baby’s middle name is an opportunity! This is a chance for you to use the names that were in the running for baby’s first name. Maybe there were several that you loved that also happened to make excellent pairs! Baby girl middle names like May, Belle, and Anne are classics. They make every first name sound a touch sweeter to match baby’s adorable essence. Baby boy middle names also have a wide range of traditional names too. From Michael and John to Carlos and Cyrus, baby boy middle names are plucked right from the pages of history.However, baby middle names don’t have to be vintage. Picking a cool, one-syllable middle name like Ren, Brandt, or Bear can elevate any name they accompany. This way, baby can choose their favorite name to be called from options that will be varied and contemporary. And have no fear, baby girl middle names are no exception to this! With sweet options like Peace and Lark, your darling little one will be dripping tranquility all of their days.Baby middle names can set the tone for the whole name you give baby. Whether it’s the space you needed to highlight their ancestry or the opportunity for a second take at the first name, baby will have so much to love about their moniker.
Top Baby Names by Year
Top 1000 Baby Names of 2022
Top 1000 Baby Names of 2021
The Bump has compiled a list of the top 1000 searched baby names so far in 2021 and have come up with the most popular names for you. Our gorgeous top four includes the sincerely adorable names of Mila, Nova, Kai, and Aaliyah. Picking a name from the Most Popular Baby Names list is understandable; you’re trendy and you want something perfect for you and baby that represents that!Baby is obviously going to be as swanky as you and deserves a name just as cool, but while reading through all of our baby names lists is a great idea, we understand that it can be an overwhelming task! However, by checking out this baby names list for 2021 this can be an easy one-stop-shop experience and you’ll be that much closer to naming baby.This list is full to the brim of great names to fit every kind of personality you see for baby. If you’re a disney lover, check out names like Aurora or Jasmine. If you’re feeling inspired by nature, consider Willow or Wren; the options are endless! We know there’s a name or two you’ll love here, so check out our top 1000 Baby Names list and have fun picking your favorites!
The Top 400 Baby Names in 2020
Here at The Bump, we have compiled an inclusive list of the most popular baby girl names and baby boy names throughout the decades, from the 1900s to 2020. The names are classified into year ranges in terms of popularity, and all names are arranged in alphabetical order. Looking for the most popular names of 2021? Click here for our Top 1000 names of 2021!
The 200 Most Popular Baby Names of 2019
Looking for inspiration for your baby boy or baby girl's name? We have compiled an inclusive list of the top 200 baby names for 2019, based on searches on The Bump. Our top names for 2019 are Zion, Aaliyah, Braxton, Mila, and Hunter. Want to see how the top baby names of 2019 below compare to this year's list? Check out our list of The Top 400 Baby Names of 2020!
21st Century Baby Names
Congratulations! You’re adding a little one to your family and commemorating the times they were born feels essential. But sometimes a heady task like that can feel overwhelming. Luckily, we understand you perfectly here at The Bump! Giving baby a name that just screams 21st century makes perfect sense to us. With this list of 21st century baby girl and baby boy names, you’ll have the name of your dreams in no time.There are plenty of 21st century baby names that would make an excellent choice for baby. With their wide array of unique influences and truly interesting points of inspiration, finding a name is as easy as scrolling through TikTok. One of the great aspects about the modern age of names is the selection of gender neutral names as well as girl names and boy names.And a couple more of the many easy-to-love things about 21st century names is that they’re often influenced by nature’s goodness or they are unique versions of classic names you love. Speaking naturally, Cosmo, Cedar, and Juniper are divine 21st century name choices. But on the flipside, these more classic names experiencing a surge of popularity with its modern twists are Lincoln as a gender neutral name, or Caspian like from C.S. Lewis’s series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.A 21st century name for the modern baby just makes sense. We all know baby is going to be unabashedly cool and unique, and they should have a name that helps their personality shine all day, every day. Browsing through this list will have you and baby well prepared to be the coolest kids on the block from day one.
Classic Baby Names
Classic Baby Names
Classic baby names are those timeless baby names that have been around for years, but remain popular to this day. These classic names feel ageless rather than trendy. Baby names like this are often passed down through the generations. If you are searching for timeless baby names for your baby boy or baby girl, check out The Bump's extensive list of classic baby names below.Choose from classic baby names that are currently quite popular, or from timeless baby names that feel familiar without feeling common. No matter what style of classic names you want, our list will help you find a name for baby that will stand the test of time.
Traditional Baby Names
Tradition, tradition! Whether you feel a close kinship to Tevye or not, we can all agree that some traditions are worth sticking with. The ones that revolve around naming baby can be the special connection you’ve been hoping to make with this new beautiful addition and your loved ones.Chances are, if you’re looking for traditional names, you need a name that will seamlessly match one of the names you’ve already chosen. Giving baby a first or middle name dedicated to a loved one and then finding the right name to match it can be difficult. But if you look for baby girl and baby boy names that are classical or old fashioned, you might find yourself with the perfect combination.But if you’re not searching for a name to complement one already picked, then this list is free rein for traditional names that transport you to a different time and fulfill an array of your baby naming needs. For instance, Emma for the Jane Austen lovers in need of a traditional baby girl name, Benjamin for a parent looking for a timeless name for their baby boy, or Devin for parents looking for a gender neutral traditional name as a modern twist.The world is your oyster with traditional baby names and with so much variety we’re sure you’ll be able to find the perfect name for baby in no time.
Victorian Baby Names
Of all the things you have to do in preparation of your baby’s arrival, choosing a name is easily one of the most exciting tasks on your list! After all, you have the honor of giving baby the special name that he or she will carry throughout life. Don’t let all the baby name options overwhelm you, though. To begin narrowing down your choices, why not start with our listing of Victorian baby names? Many old Victorian names from the 1800s are much loved and coming back into fashion. With so many beautiful and strong names to choose from, you can’t go wrong with a Victorian choice.If you’re searching for Victorian baby girl and boy names and their meanings, you’ve come to the right place! Here at The Bump, we make it easier than ever to browse through our list. Click on each Victorian name to find out the origin, pronunciation, meaning and popularity. Explore our list and enjoy finding the perfect one for baby!
Vintage Baby Names
There’s something in the air, old sport. Vintage baby names are coming back swinging and for good reason, too. Baby is already the bee’s knees and we firmly believe they deserve a name that proves that. We know that searching for a name for baby can be really tough; you can spend all day reading through lists and still not get that special feeling. But we also know that we can trust these old fashioned names to come up with the perfect fit for baby.Feeling like you’d like to take inspiration from classic period films? Try a vintage name like Stella. Maybe books like The Great Gatsby getting a resurgence is making you itch for the name Daisy or Jay. It’s also possible that baby names taken from the golden age of cinema are calling to you so a vintage name like Scarlet feels like home. Or even if none of that applies, we know that whatever your reasons for picking old fashioned girl names or boy names, this list has you covered.We feel inspired by these vintage baby names that are already steeped in history and we know you’ll love them, too. Baby is born to be a starlet and naming them accordingly with one of these vintage baby names makes that next step easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Edgy Baby Names
121 Badass Baby Names
Feel like you might have a badass on your hands? We think so, too. We might not know everything about baby yet, but we’re sure that because they’ll be raised by you, they’re definitely going to be a kid that breaks the mold. Badass baby girl and baby boy names are always easy choices for the parent who knows they have a rebel on their hands.If you’re bound to have a little trouble maker or, at the very least, a new little boss in your life badass girl names are a one stop shop. Whether you take your influences from goddesses who are well known powerhouses like Andromeda or Artemis, or you just want to pave the way for your force of nature with a name like Tempest or Storm, this list has you covered.Badass boy names are also in the multitudes. With a name calling for the skies like Orion and Helios or just wishing for something quintessentially unique like Orson or Bowie, your little boy will have a badass name that matches his potential. There are so many names to choose from but we think it’s the best kind of difficult choice.Baby is going to be a person who thinks outside the box. They’re going to be a mastermind, a creative, or anything they hope to be, and they need a name to match those endless possibilities. By starting with your favorites from this Badass Baby Names list, you’ll have the perfect name picked for your renegade in no time.
50 Fire Names for Baby
There are few things you can really be certain of when starting a new journey as a parent. But, one thing we all know is that baby is going to be the coolest person we know. Growing up in an age that strives for individualism, creativity, and hard work can be tough, but if anyone can do it it’ll be baby. But giving some encouragement never hurt anyone, so these 50 fire names for baby girls and baby boys will have you inspired faster than you can say “fire!”When fire is the muse, it’s no wonder that these names come from all over the world and our history’s timeline. Though the cave people didn’t write down their names from a million years ago, we still have them to thank for the dazzling fire we’re still inspired by today. Fire names can range from names that literally mean fire to names that call upon the sun and are imbued with its star-power.Because these names come from all throughout history, the fire name styles vary and give an alluring array to choose from. However, something that might be easy to take for granted is that these names connect us from all over the world. Centuries ago people were still in awe of fire and its, often wicked, beauty, and centuries in the future we’re sure it’ll be the same! As far as unifying qualities go, we think this one is a pretty cool connection. So if you’re ready to feed that fire in baby’s belly and the light in their eyes while still giving them a connection to those around them, choosing a fire name is an excellent first step.
Aesthetic Baby Names
Congratulations! Baby is on the way and they’re quickly going to become the coolest person you know. But picking a name is hard, let alone when you have a specific vibe you’re going for and trying to figure out baby’s, too! But have no fear, these aesthetic baby girl and baby boy names will be the stuff of dreams in no time.So, what is an aesthetic name? Simply put, your aesthetic means whatever you want it to mean. What is the type of style that appeals to you and the lifestyle you want? That’s your aesthetic. Having the pick of cool and modern names has been our approach to this list and we’re sure you’ll find aesthetic names that’ll fit for you, too.Aesthetic girl names and boy names are beautiful, but the strength in this selection of baby names comes from their modern sensibility with gender neutral names. Undeniably cool aesthetic gender neutral names are influenced by books, cinema, TV shows, and any other number of things. When they result in options like Greer, Bronte, Ryder, and so many more, we could hardly ask for more unique and lovely names for baby!
Baby Names for Baby’s Sign
The way the 12 signs of the zodiac seems to just know a person through and through is a powerful and mysterious thing. If you’ve had moments where astrology has made you speechless, then it’s likely you’re incredibly excited to find out baby’s sign! Zodiac baby girl or boy names for whatever baby’s sign will be could help set up their path from day one!The zodiac signs come from an ancient Greek tradition of studying the circle of constellations surrounding Earth’s and the sun’s annual orbits. There are 12 signs and sets of dates in order to break down this circle with corresponding traits and behaviors to people born during these dates. Throughout the ages, the qualities of the signs have been known to connect deeply with people.Baby will be their own little person no matter what, but there’s nothing wrong with being influenced by the stars, at least a little. The 12 signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces. Each of these signs have their own element and personality tendencies, and by researching which one baby is, you’ll get a window into their personality to come!Picking baby’s name according to their sign is a surefire way to pick a name that’ll help baby feel seen. And after all, isn’t that what we’re supposed to be for baby? We’re here to guide and cherish baby while encouraging them to thrive in whatever direction they see fit. By giving them a name that corresponds to their core personality, we’re enabling that vital blossoming time.
Celestial Baby Names
Celestial baby names have a whimsical charm that can only be ushered in by the grace of the stars. Though firmly rooted in earthly tradition, these names have a way of capturing the essence of that otherworldly beauty in the skies above. Baby is obviously out of this world—we had to—and deserves a celestial baby name to celebrate that fact.Taking influences from gods and goddesses of mythology, the moon herself, the planets in our universe, and the divinity hidden beneath our shores, celestial baby names have so much beauty to offer. They can give baby a sense of wanderlust, fascination, and appreciation in just a few syllables! By choosing one of these names constantly sparking with a muse’s influence, baby will be able to find the divine beauty in everything. Celestial baby names are a reminder of the gorgeous universe and forces out there, constantly at play, while still keeping them rooted in this world and how to celebrate it.Reaching for the moon will at least land baby among the stars, and what better hope could you have for baby’s brilliant life? Whether you need a girl name, a boy name, or a gender-neutral name, you’ll have plenty of glimmering options reflecting that dazzling sparkle in baby’s eye with celestial baby names.
City Baby Names
Do you find yourself drawn to baby names inspired by cities? Certain locations and landscapes that hold a special place in your heart might double as the perfect city baby name for your baby. City baby names can bring to mind a certain style. Some names might have a western vibe, while others feel adventurous or exotic. Regardless of the story behind why you like specific place baby names, they can be a fun and quirky way to carry a piece of that place with you for eternity.City baby names have grown in popularity because of their versatility. Often, baby names after cities work as gender-neutral names, so once you find a name you love, you’re all set! Unisex baby names after cities like Brooklyn, Peyton and Quincy have become more common of late. Names for boys, like Jackson, or names for girls, like Charlotte, are also topping the charts. Check out our list of city baby names below for more ideas.
Cool Baby Names
The word “cool” might invoke images of John Trivolta combing his hair back for grease lightning, a jazz bar in New York, or just an adorable baby in sunglasses, but regardless what imagery comes to mind, we can all agree on one thing: baby deserves a name from our cool baby names list. Baby might not become a leather jacket wearing adult, but we know they’re going to be cool in whatever way works for them.And let’s face it, cool names for baby are, well, cool. Here at The Bump we know that you and baby are already an awesome team and with that, you need cool names! Choosing a name for your gorgeous little sidekick can be really hard, but we’re here to make that process way easier.Baby names are what we do and we know this list can help you find the right choice for you and baby. Whether you get that gut feeling when you test out the name or the descriptions for these cool names just speak to you, you can use this detailed list to find and keep your favorites and make the perfect choice for you both.
Cosmic Baby Names Inspired by Outer Space
Black holes and supernovas and constellations—oh my! Outer space isn’t quite as great a mystery as the Earth’s oceans, but it still is a wondrous beast, housing the galaxy’s secrets. People, and likely plenty of other living things, have spent millennia looking to the sky with the intention of unveiling the unfathomable. If this curiosity is something you intend to nurture throughout baby’s life, then a baby girl or boy name inspired by outer space could kickstart that journey.Constellation baby names often look quite similar to Greek baby names; the mythos of these ancient people are tied into each age of discovery. From Cassiopeia and Orion to Achilles and Herakles, the legends recorded in the silent abyss will be there for baby as muses all throughout their life. But the shapes in the stars aren’t the only intrigues when it comes to outer space baby names!Luckily for us, astronomy baby names and planetary baby names are joining the out-of-this-world party, too. Names like Taurus and Leo and plenty of others have baby’s zodiac needs covered. But interpreting the task of a space baby name even more literally, Mercury, Jupiter, and other celestial bodies are here for the taking, too.The universe is massive and prehistoric, giving you and baby the widest breadth of information and mystery—in equal measure—to guide your learning throughout an entire lifetime and then some. But if the entirety of space is a little too overwhelming, Carl Sagan and, his biggest fan and another famous astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson happily join the ranks of space baby names to remind you of the educational journey you’re about to embark on.
Gothic Baby Names
Gothic baby names are a sight to behold. Taking influences from the gothic period itself and the general aesthetic of goth media, these names have a range of vintage selections often served with a twist. Gothic baby girl and boy names have influences from multiple points throughout several centuries of history and will keep baby’s gothic education a steady flow throughout life.If your association with gothic baby names is gothic literature or art, these names have you covered! Consider the queens of gothic lit with the Brontë sisters, Emily Dickinson, and, of course, reigning supreme, Mary Shelley. From their characters to their literature motifs, these ladies delivered decadence with every turn of the page. But, of course, gothic literature isn’t exclusive to these tales; Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker had their fair share of lit that changed the world and still changes it today.But if gothic literature isn’t your reason for perusing gothic baby names, have no fear; the dark aesthetic is here. Names that simply give off the dark academia vibe are equally celebrated in this list! From Grimsleigh and Wolfram to Raven and Onyx, gothic baby names practically beg for a mood board or a starring role in a new drama. Imagine abandoned chateaus, ivy chasing away human-made creations, vampires, and candlelit occasions, and you’re halfway to your gothic paradise.Gothic culture has been a steady flow since the 12th century. From the revolution of gorgeous ornaments in architecture and art back then to the dark themes embraced in literature in the 18th century to the present day understanding of “Goth,” these names have gravitas. Imbued with cultural movement and history for baby to pride themselves on, gothic baby names are the gifts that keep on giving.
Hipster Baby Names
If you’re the type of person that’s always on the hunt for new music, new art, new fashion, or anything that keeps you ahead of the trend, then you’re no doubt looking for a name for baby to match that hipster passion. Naming baby is hard at the best of times, let alone when you’re trying to find a unique name that won’t be found elsewhere on the playground. But with this Hipster Baby Names list we’re sure you’ll find one you love in no time.These names are contemporary and edgy; they’re not something you hear every day and that’s the beauty of them! When you choose a hipster baby name like Ruby or Theo, you’re reviving an old name that has likely been a little lost to time, which means it’s basically brand new again! Names like Kai and Arlo are just so cool and definitely aren’t names every parent would feel bold enough to give their kid.Hipster names are perfect for the parent always ahead of the trend with a penchant for bold flares. Original and vibrant, a name from this list is guaranteed to turn heads and make baby a person to remember. Pick your favorites from our Hipster Baby Names list and you’ll be dazzling everyone around you before they even know what’s hit them.
Modern Baby Names
With The Bump’s convenient list of modern baby names, you can read all about some contemporary names that offer alternatives to many familiar options. Lucky, Jazz, Tex, Ysanne are just some of the eye-catching names that you may be drawn in by as you search. As time moves on, so do traditions and conventions, and the same is true when it comes to finding the right name for your infant. The names that sounded appealing when you were growing up, perhaps don’t capture the imagination as much anymore. With this catalog, you can follow the newest trends, learn about current names that are truly up-to-date, and find inspiration for your baby’s name. Whether you are looking for a modern baby boy or girl name, you are sure to have a fun time searching for one you can be proud of.Modern baby girl names provide a whole host of interesting and in-vogue offerings for anyone who wants to break away from perusing outdated lists of children’s names. Whether you are choosing something completely different from the list of usual suspects, or you want to name your child after a modern-day heroine of your own, there are lots of different choices available. Beyonce, Keisha, and Turkessa are just some of the modern baby girl names available to read more about. Choosing a modern baby boy name isn’t always the easiest task for a soon-to-be-parent to do. However, it could be the ideal avenue to explore, particularly if many more familiar names are not as appealing. Some of these names have become popular in recent times because they are associated with celebrities and sports stars. Larron, Anfernee, and Indio are just a small sample of the alternative, modern baby boy names that are becoming popular with today’s parents.
Spooky Names for Baby
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Though that phrase is typically linked with the more traditional holiday season, we firmly believe Halloween should be included in that list. If you are one of the lucky ones expecting baby around this time of the year, we hope it feels serendipitous and opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to naming them! If you pick a spooky name for a baby girl and/or a baby boy, you will be enabling them to carry the spirit of the season every day.What’s not to love about the spooky season? The autumnal vibes, the rich colors, the traditions of make believe, and cozy nights in with delicious treats and scary movies? If that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, you’re in the right place. However, we make no promises that these spooky names for baby are all treats and no tricks, so continue at your own risk.Spooky names for baby have generations upon generations of inspiring works to pull from. Whether you’re a horror flick fan or just love some richly dark classic lit, this list has the works. Choosing a more normal sounding name, like Freddy or Michael, will undoubtedly pass the societal test, but you’ll always know you picked from Elm Street or John Carpenter’s genius. On the flipside though, diving into a classically devilish name like Desdemona could be a romantic classic given new meaning.Spooky names are a treat for all no matter what time of year it is. No matter what your choice is, these names will have a special story specific for baby and for you. Starting life with that kind of bond is no joke! So if baby is bound to be a spooktastic little witch or a devil in sheep’s clothing, your cream of the crop choices are right here. (And no, we don’t mean the crop from Children of the Corn.)
Uncommon Baby Names
Searching for an uncommon name can sometimes feel a little counterintuitive; gathering popular search results doesn’t exactly feel like you’re stumbling upon something unique, does it? But don’t worry, we’ve done the hard part for you and pulled together a list of uncommon names that will be the perfect fit for you and baby.There’s a fine line between uncommon girl names and uncommon boy names, and if you’re already searching for something to be truly unique for baby, why not swap some of those names around and look at this whole list as gender neutral? Harlyn, Hartley, and Ellington are more known for being names for boys, but why not shake things up? Getting creative with interpretations and picking an uncommon name for baby are two things we think readily go hand in hand.That said, uncommon names are special even when they adhere to more gender normative ideas. Think about the uncommon girl names like Cordelia, Guinevere, and Jazzlyn or uncommon names for boys like Everest, Auden, or Ulysses. These baby names are just begging to become famous writers, artists, scientists, or anything they dream to be.We all know baby is unique because they’re yours, so pick a favorite or two from our Uncommon Baby Names list and get those creative juices flowing.
Unique Baby Names
Baby is arriving and with that comes one of your first responsibilities as a parent — choosing a name! But if you’re like us, we love unique names that represent how special baby already is and that gives them an opportunity to set themselves apart from the very beginning.Unique names of multiple descents and areas of inspiration make up this Unique Baby Names list. Baby is one of a kind and deserves a name that represents that. You can find a vast array of baby names from Italian to English descent and African to Japanese to see what strikes your fancy.We suggest picking your favorites from each of the unique names categories and trying out how they feel to say. You’re going to be saying this name a lot so it’s important to act on that gut feeling! If that still hasn’t narrowed it down enough, read through the descriptions to see what unique baby name has an extra special meaning to tip it over the edge for you. Picking a name is hard, but with help from us here at The Bump and all of these gorgeous unique names to choose from, it’ll be a breeze!
Baby Names by Style
125 Perfect Pet Names for Your Fur Baby
Deciding what to name your fur baby can be almost as hard as naming baby! This particular little bundle of joy will never be able to speak your language, so you have to pick the name that feels exactly right based on the personality you get to see growing in front of you. This task can feel daunting, but don’t worry, you’ll find the perfect pet name in no time.We would love to suggest adorable and funny names like Meatball and Tofu but this pet names list is for repurposing people names to give your pet a distinct flair and match their attitude. Choosing can be hard, but if you narrow it down to the type of name you’re looking for then this will be a breeze. Enjoy browsing through 125 of our favorite pet names for your fur baby.
Baby Boy and Girl Nicknames
When a parent chooses a name for baby, it’s an undeniably hard job. Baby’s future, attitude, potential beliefs, and a number of other factors all tie into what makes the decision so difficult. But when you’ve done the hard part, it’s time to get into the cutest part! That’s giving baby a nickname, of course! Cute baby boy and girl nicknames come in the dozens and are ready to be worn with style by baby.Nicknames for baby have a wide range of adorable and fun alternatives for names that are more suitable to baby’s future as a professional. Of course, nicknames like Gabby or Johnny are natural fits for the Gabrielles or Jonathans of the world. These give the everyday professional a relaxed alternative for growing up or familiarity around friends.But there are also more obscure nicknames for baby that might make baby’s name feel eternally fun. Cute nicknames like Xena and Vava could give your gorgeous girl that vibrant life you dream of for her! Or, on the flip side, the name you need could be to help differentiate between baby and a beloved uncle or other. Baby boy nicknames like Gio and Benji are energetic alternatives to the classics you could never pass up as their first names.By boosting your name choice with an adorable nickname for everyday uses, you’re setting baby up perfectly for situations both formal and informal. Whether they’ll need a pithy stage name for the red carpet or one suited to the nameplate on a corner office, baby could use a cute nickname for the lighter side of life.
Beautiful Baby Names
Let’s face it, it’s really easy when you’re thinking about baby to want to try out every name under the sun to see what is that perfect fit. But no matter how much or how little time you have on your hands — with a baby on the way, we’re guessing very little — the task of finding the perfect name can be hard. Maybe there are classic baby names that are calling to you or maybe a name specific to your heritage or maybe you just really love to search for new names to try out, but now your head feels crowded. Well, worry no longer, because we have the list that puts the best of the best into one place!Beautiful baby names can mean so many different things and that’s what makes them so special. Eliana, Piper, and Valeria all live happily together in this list so you can picture your sweet baby girl with the name of your dreams. By having simply beautiful names in one place, you can find names you might not have originally thought of to combine. But now, you and baby can try out name combos that’ll match the spirit of the dream team you already are together.Imagine your beautiful baby boy to have a name like Sage, Beckett, or Donovan. These gorgeous names just deserve to be said, and you’re going to be saying baby’s name a lot, so why not pick a beautiful name?Baby is going to be beautiful no matter what because they’re yours and they need a beautiful name to match that. Picking your favorites from our Beautiful Baby Names list will help you find the perfect name for baby in no time.
Country Baby Names
Congratulations on your new little pumpkin on the way! If you’re like us at The Bump, one of the first things on your mind is how to pick the perfect name for baby. Whether you’re fresh out of ideas or wanting to explore some new options, try out some sweet-as-apple-pie country baby girl or baby boy names that could be exactly right for you!The selection of country gender neutral names have a big range of reclaimed names from regions all over the world. Hunter and Riley used to be names just for baby boys, but now they’re cropping up everywhere as gender neutral options to give your gorgeous country baby any name you want.But just because there’s plenty gender neutral names doesn’t mean there’s nothing to show for country baby boy or girl names! James, Nash, and Austin are just a few of the handsome contenders in the running. And if you’re looking for something more specifically feminine, — maybe digging into your roots as a Georgia peach — country girl names like Victoria or Annabelle could be just delectable for baby. These names speak to that sweet smell you only get from rural countryside’s freshly mown grass or that delicate scent off baby’s head.Country names are sweet like iced tea on a summer’s day and we know baby is, too! The perfect country baby girl, boy, or gender neutral name is as tempting as that cobbler cooling in the window and just as easy to snatch up! Take a look and fall in love with the country name that is just right for you and baby both.
Cowboy & Cowgirl Baby Names
If you grew up watching westerns, it’s no surprise you’re here! Stories of old adventures racing across the planes of the United States for decades have led to generations shaped by this culture. Cowboy and cowgirl baby names are fit for the new generation set to bring back the rodeo romance and sense of outlaw adventurers in just a few syllables!Cowboy and cowgirl names aren’t only for those living in the great planes but also for those wishing for a life spent in the great outdoors, no matter where they are. From connections from everything from lakes to meadows and trees reaching toward the great blue skies, these western baby names have it all!Depicting images of burbling creeks, flower-filled meadows, the stamp and whinny of horses, and crops swaying in the breeze is about as magical as it can get. Though cowboys and cowgirls are often identities relegated to just the legends of the Wild West, these baby names embody the passionate love of nature that can’t be confined to just one area.
Cozy Baby Names
Whether you’re already a parent or this is your first adventure, you no doubt already want to be cuddling baby every second of the day. But even when cuddling becomes less frequent, we never want baby to forget how much they’re loved and cherished. Cozy baby girl and baby boy names come in all different shapes and sizes, just like all the beautiful babies of the world!Cozy names are so much more than just the definition of softness and gentleness. These names evoke rich imagery that will make you feel like there’s a lit fire inside and a crisp breeze outside. By pulling influences from nature, you’re keeping baby wrapped up tight by mother nature herself. We couldn’t imagine cozier names than that.However, if your notion of cozy names feels a lot like soft names, this list has you covered there, too! Julinha, Damarios, and Halim are wonderful examples of those sweet names you can latch onto. Simply because you chose it for your darling little one, soft names can come from any number of influences and are all the more special for it.These names carry the gift of comfort and unique experiences. Rest assured, baby will be proverbially swaddled well into adulthood with a cozy name that means something special to you both. A name is carried with you every day of your life, so picking one that denotes imagery that’s always going to be special is certainly an excellent place to start.
Creative Baby Names
Sometimes the introduction of a new member to the family can make a parent-to-be feel like they need to get a little creative. You want to give baby a totally unique experience and that can feel like an uphill battle. However, the starting point doesn’t have to be so hard if you start with this creative names list for your one of a kind baby.Creative girl names and creative boy names can be pulled from books, artists we love, Greek mythology, and so much more. With a strong name like Atlas, baby can have a name that represents the undeniable "you are my world" feeling. Or maybe you want a creative name that represents that baby is as magical as all the stars in the sky with names like Orion or that they are the sun that brightens your day like Apollo.Staying unique with your creative baby names doesn’t have to come exclusively from Greek mythology though; beautiful names that pay tribute to the nature we all love so dearly like Poppy or Everest can feel perfect for you and baby, too.Help baby start life with that spark of creativity we all yearn for by picking your favorites from The Bump’s Creative Baby Names list.
Cute Baby Names
Let’s get real, the cutest person you’ll ever know in your life is baby and they deserve a cute name that represents that! And lucky for you and baby, it couldn’t be any easier than boiling down the difficult task of naming baby to cute baby = cute name. Cute baby girl and baby boy names — not to mention gender neutral names, too! — come in the multitudes in order to fit the multitudes of cute babies in the world, which means you have plenty of options to choose from.Cute baby names come in all shapes and sizes, from origins all over, with — you guessed it — cute meanings to boot! Whether you’re feeling something a little more classically adorable like Charlotte or Oliver or a little more out-of-the-box with Penelope or Hudson, the place for cute baby names is right here.With an array of cute names that come from the flowers we love in spring to adventure names we love from movies, we know there is no shortage of adorable names for baby. We also know that picking names is hard though because, while baby is without a doubt cuter than kittens, naming baby is much harder than picking out the name Mittens. So take a look at our Cute Baby Names list and find the most adorable match for your new little bundle of joy.
Elegant Baby Names
For the lovers of finery and those with exquisite taste, elegant baby names will have baby living a life of glamour. The saying might go, “not all that glitters is gold,” but all gold certainly does glitter, and that’s an elegant pursuit in life. With an elegant baby girl or boy name, baby can spend their life finding all things that dazzle as much as their winning smile.Elegance comes in many forms, with a definition evolving through time. Once the word meant splendor and grandeur, but now the word means something a little different. The essence of simplicity in design and clothing is now the reigning champion of elegance. But what belies every change in definition is the running appreciation of beauty. Choosing elegance is choosing a lifestyle, and inviting baby to join you in this beautiful life can be done by selecting a name representing this evergreen term.These exquisite baby names take the grandeur influence from all over the world. With definitions alluding to the grace and charm baby will carry themselves with all through their life, baby will breeze through this life on a dazzling cloud. Soo-ah, Calanthe, and Zerlina are all elegant baby names highlighting gorgeous talents and heritage in one fell swoop.Living life with rose-tinted glasses can be even easier with an elegant baby name to remind your darling little one. But if the name and its definition aren’t enough, there are famously elegant people throughout history that have made a widespread impact on the idea of glamour. From Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn to Marlon Brando and Muhammad Ali, their elegance has spread among generations, and baby can continue their legacy with just a few letters.
Last Names as First Names for Baby
When it comes to bringing a baby into your life, most parents can empathize with the struggle of striving to give them a unique experience. This can come in many different shapes and sizes, but one of the quickest ways to really nail it is to give baby an uncommon name. Picking what used to be a last name as a first name will help baby carve out their own specific path in life, just like you did!Throughout history there have been dozens of surnames turned into forenames. A last name first name traditionally has allowed maiden names to live on in a truly significant way. But now they can be anything from repurposed ancestry names plucked from the family tree to they just sound cool and want baby to have it. AKA — these are excellent choices for the parent seeking a gender neutral name! Last names didn’t have a gender assigned to them previously, so these names can be repurposed for whatever needs you may have. Names like Cameron, Kelly, and Quinn are gorgeous places to start and will lead you down the path of giving baby ties to either some seriously cool backgrounds or the deep roots of your ancestry.However, as history has unfolded, plenty of last name baby names have found their way into recognition as a girl name or a boy name. Last names for girls generally are last names that have been altered in some way to make it more feminine, but find their roots in the Scottish highland clans or any other origin under the sun! Whereas last names for boys have flourished in their authentic family roots. All the way from the romantic sounding Deveraux to the classic Henderson, these names own their heritage and refined grace in one fell swoop.But last name baby names don’t have to come from your heritage. Loving the sound of the name is the most important part of all, and baby will love their name, too! Baby’s path in life will be uniquely their own regardless what we choose for them. But giving them a little headstart with a name not often heard on the playground certainly wouldn’t hurt. Last name first names are creative and memorable, just like baby.
Magic Baby Names
Are you looking for a baby name with a little extra magic? Magical names have an extra spectacular spark, and they’re often less common, too. Get inspired by your favorite book, game, movie or story, and let yourself get lost in flights of fancy as you try out different names.Consider magical names like Fredy or Alwyne for a girl, or Ostynn or Borak for a boy. If you’re interested in unisex magic baby names, Win and Morgan are bewitching choices. If you’re looking for a mystical name that evokes a feeling of magic and wonder or brings to mind mystical worlds, check out our list of magic baby names!
Musical Baby Names
Baby’s little laugh will be like music to the ears, so why not give them a name to represent that? Music is a global language. Having a musical baby name is like giving roots in history and connections to one of the universal joys of life. Musical baby girl and boy names are full of energy and purpose and will aid baby all throughout life.Just like music all over the world is varied and beautiful, so are all the babies with musical names. Inspired by instruments, musical notation, composers, songbirds, and a number of other musically driven definitions, these musical names come in themes and variations to love. For all you know, baby could be an energetic Amadeus or a Piccolo.But on the flip side, you might be looking for subtler musical homages. Though the root words in Odele and Cadeo are clear, they present opportunities for baby to make the name something their own, too! An ode represents dedication and a cadence represents a masterful conclusion of ideas. With baby having these notions embedded into their name, they’ll be just as innovative and clever as you no doubt dream they’ll be.No matter your reason for choosing a musical name for baby, you’ll have the best of the best to choose from. Musical baby names come bursting with energy and sweet connotations of one of the best things on earth—music! The only thing definitively better than music has to be baby coming into your life, so why not combine those ideas for a true masterpiece.
One Syllable Baby Names
The sweetest things in life are... short, right? As far as we’re concerned, that’s the saying. We love short baby names here at The Bump because of how much they can do in so little time. Saying a one syllable baby girl or baby boy name is quick and to the point but still versatile, giving baby room for a unique experience every day.One syllable girl names are pack a gorgeous little punch. With a unique name like one of these, people will have to pay attention to baby. Maeve and Belle are one syllable girl names for your new queen that can also tie in your Irish or French heritage, respectively. Or you can go a different route by giving baby a short name with a vintage twist like Dot or Beth.Nyx and Tyr are epic one syllable choices bursting with stories for baby to choose from. Whether baby wants to be as mysterious as the night sky or a tactical genius, those bad boys have him covered. With one syllable boy names the sky's the limit for the unique experience baby will have.Picking a baby name can be difficult but these one syllable baby names are sure to make the choice easier. They are multifunctional, adorable, and memorable. Even if you have a longer first name already planned for your little girl and need a one syllable middle name for her, these short names can pair with any number of other names! These versatile one syllable baby names are strong choices and give a parent-to-be plenty of options.
Southern Baby Names
Congratulations! There's a baby on the way! You’re about to embark on the exciting journey of parenthood. Along the way, you’ll soon find you have a lot to prepare before baby makes their grand debut, such as deciding on a name. Naming your child is a great honor, but it’s no small task. It may take several weeks or even months for you to nail down the ideal name to impart on your child. With so many beautiful names to choose from, why not start by exploring Southern baby names? Southern baby names are charming and timeless and never go out of style. Many parents go the Southern baby name route because they themselves have southern roots. Maybe they were born and raised in the southern portion of the United States or perhaps they have since created a home in the region. However, you don’t have to have any connection to the South to give your newborn a Southern name. Tons of parents choose Southern baby girl names or boy names simply because they are lovely sounding names that exude comfort and charm.If you’re looking for a Southern baby name for your future cowboy or cowgirl, here’s The Bump’s list of baby girl and baby boy names as sweet as sweet tea and apple cobbler.
Two Syllable Baby Names
Congratulations! Baby is making their way and now you have to pick a name that suits this perfect little human. Two syllables in names is probably the most common amount of syllables when it comes to naming, well, really anything. But what doesn’t have to be common is the name itself. Whether it’s literature, nature, your favorite disney character, or your favorite pop legends, from A-Z we have your needs covered for two syllable baby girl and baby boy names.Two syllable girl names take influences from a huge array of the beautiful things in life. If your natural instincts are really kicking in then perhaps Cypress, Blossom, or Flora could be a few of the two syllable girl names of your dreams. But these names aren’t only inspired by the great outdoors; plenty of pop culture legends, like Joplin, or strictly musical references, like Cadence, are rich with gorgeous two syllable names.On the other side of things, Orson, Heathcliff, and Merlin are unique, two syllable baby names for your new little boy. If you’re a lover of literature or fantasy, there are plenty of options rich in stories to inspire baby their whole life. Not only that, but these two syllable boy names are made to help baby stand out in a crowd with plenty of unique twists to classic names.Though two syllable names generally are common, baby’s two syllable name doesn’t have to be. Trying out the names for yourself by saying them aloud and seeing if it’s exactly what you and baby are looking for is half the fun. The other half of the fun comes from watching baby’s personality develop as a result of the standout name you choose!
Religious and Spiritual Baby Names
Biblical Baby Names
One of the many sweet things about adding a new love to your life is having the privilege of naming them. It’s a special task because baby’s name can inform their personality and, in some cases, how others will treat them. With such high stakes, it’s important you choose the perfect one for your bundle of joy. So why not start by exploring biblical baby names here at The Bump?Biblical names have been around for, well, a long time. Some of these names have stayed true to those roots while others have taken on a more modern spin. But regardless of what time they’re from, we know this list has the perfect name for baby. Biblical boy names are often easy to rattle off, Joseph, Matthew, and Luke immediately come to mind. But biblical names like Micah or Isaiah could be an interesting take on the classic names.Biblical girl names range in tradition as well, with each being just as beautiful as the last. Elizabeth or Abigail, to name just a couple, are gorgeous names for your gorgeous baby girl. These names speak of a sweet delicacy and pay homage to the women you can learn about through the journey of faith.This Biblical Baby Names list is full of names that could become your favorites, but reading through the descriptions and trying out the way they sound can be an easy way to narrow it down. We know that contenders for baby’s name could be in the dozens, but we think when the biblical names are this beautiful, it’s a good kind of difficult decision to make.
Catholic Baby Names
Choosing a name for your baby is all about inspiration, and your faith can be an incredible source of genius. If you feel closely connected to your Catholic faith, you might want to choose a name that reflects that kinship.Girls’ names like Mary and Theresa, or boys’ names like Dominic and Paul all harken back to Catholic roots. Unisex names like Micah and Angel are also popular choices for Catholic baby names. Explore our list of Catholic names below to find one that speaks to you.
Christian Baby Names
Deciding to raise baby in your religion was probably a no-brainer. Holding your faith as dearly as all of your loved ones is just a part of the deal! Getting across this message of deep love in just a few letters is a heady task. Finding the perfect name that encapsulates all your feelings for baby can be made easier when considering the gorgeous selection of Christian baby girl and boy names right here.Christianity is a monotheistic religion practiced all over the world. Making up the world’s largest base of believers, there are 2 billion and counting Christians! With the largest groups being in the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Protestant Church. Because of the widespread influence of Christianity, there are names perfectly embodying your faith while also reflecting your heritage! From Greece to Mexico and plucked throughout the pages of history, Christian baby names offer a gorgeous, wide variety.Picking a Christian name is to identify the cross-section between your love of your religion and your love of baby. With goals to pass on the core values you hope baby lives by, picking the perfect Christian name can feel like a giant decision. A name is an opportunity to pass on your beliefs in just a few syllables. Coming in the form of Christian baby girl names like Ana or baby boy names like Sebastian, and plenty of lovely names in between, you and baby have the cream of the crop to choose from!
Hindu Baby Names
Paying homage to your Hindu roots with a baby name plucked straight from the practice or embodying the beliefs you hold nearest and dearest can be difficult. But finding inspiration in the names doesn’t have to be! Hindu baby girl and boy names come in the multitudes! Celebrating the values and customs of your daily life with baby can be as easy as calling out their name.Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion! Having started 4,000 years ago and still being practiced today with more than 900 million followers, the practice of Hinduism has been tried and tested! Though 95% of Hindus live in India, large numbers live in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. With a worldwide involvement, it’s safe to assume that this religion has become multi-cultural over the years. If baby is a multi-faceted gem just like the faith they’ll be raised in, Hindu baby names simply make sense.The power of these names comes not only from their characteristic lilt but from their deep meanings. With names highlighting the delicate perseverance of the lotus, calling upon the grace of the moon, or perhaps even highlighting the charm baby will no doubt have, Hindu baby names offer a wide variety to choose from. If you’re looking for something short and snappy or a longer name imbued with your love of Hinduism growing with every letter, this list has everything from Aja to Ashvaghosha—and the rest of the alphabet, too!With the belief of the continuous cycle the soul journeys through in mind, Hindu baby names can enable you to harken back to each iteration or look forward to the next. Baby can aspire to greatness having been gifted a name plucked from the family tree or labeling this next step in their journey. Celebrate baby’s arrival and the vigor they bring to this life with a Hindu baby name.
Jewish Baby Names
Judaism, as the oldest monotheistic religion, has accrued millions of followers! If baby will be an addition to this centuries-old religion, giving them a Jewish baby name would be a step that just makes sense! Jewish baby girl and boy names are here for the taking and will help you and baby celebrate your faith every day.Between the Tanakh and you to guide baby throughout life, their name gets to be the sweet icing on the cake of their faith. A traditional name from the centuries-old practice of Judaism will be a daily reminder to baby of where they’re from and the pillars of their religion. Having had 4,000 years for Judaism to curate the core values for every Jew, baby has a lot to catch up on. But with a name kicking off that journey of discovery, they could be leading Shabbat in no time.Jewish baby names have a wide range of choices, plucked throughout the centuries! From Bathsheba and Absalom to Jaala and Tamar, baby can have a name that harkens back to all their family traditions while still being the most unique kid on the playground. Jewish names are a celebration, commemoration, and instruction all in one! Taking the lessons from the notable figures of the Torah, they can teach baby what kind of life they can lead if they dedicate themselves to it.The Jewish people are the embodiment of strength and perseverance. With the history of Judaism in tow and all of the teachings to then give to baby, it can feel like a heady task. But if you’re not sure where to start, a name from your lessons learned could start baby’s journey perfectly. Imparting all of your deepest well-wishes and hopes for baby can be done with just a few letters and will remain a reminder every day.
Muslim Baby Names
Muslim baby names for boys and girls are an opportunity to show baby the life you’ve led—and intend to help them lead—through faith. With Islam no doubt being a cornerstone in your life and informing every choice laid before you, it’s essential to consider what reflections you want to arm baby with from the very start. Muslim baby names can give baby a piece of their heritage and guidance for their future in just a few syllables.Islam is a religion built on dedication and core values to keep throughout life. As a parent in the Muslim community, you’re likely hoping to impart all your values collected throughout life. A name can represent a multitude of things. The teachings you’ve held onto, the well-wishes you want to send, and the celebration of the coagulation of cultures from all over the world are just a few! Welcoming baby to a life of faith and celebration of what makes their family distinctly theirs—with just a couple of uttered sounds—is an excellent first birthday present!Muslim baby names are well-traveled! As the second-largest religion in the world, Muslims have influenced culture, architecture, religion, and so many more facets of life in cities and countries all around the globe. Muslim names—having been influenced by cultural hubs of Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey—offer many meanings and languages, too! Arabic, Urdu, and Hindi are the most prominent language influences on these lovely contenders, but plenty of other cultures also highlighted through this faith!A Muslim baby name is a reminder to baby every day of what you wish to impart on them even when you’re not around. Celebrating your faith and baby's arrival in one fell swoop is a worthy endeavor and can only be made easier with a Muslim baby name.
Ramadan Baby Names
Ramadan is a special month of the Islamic calendar. A time of fasting, introspection, prayer, and revisiting the Qur’an is a time precious to the Muslim community. If you’re one of the lucky ones to welcome baby into your life during Ramadan, then you’re no doubt looking for a name to celebrate this fact every day!Muslim baby names have a wide range of meanings and depth, plucked from the pages of history and representing core values. The chance to name baby something that honors your faith should be cherished! Narrowing down the heady choice of all Muslim baby names to names that embody the spirit of Ramadan can help make such an important choice feel a little less overwhelming.With Ramadan baby names meaning anything from “lucky” and “radiance” to “crusher of evil” and “victorious,” you’ll still have a wide range to choose from. Bringing up baby in Islam, giving them the chance to become their own person in the world while still offering a helping hand, is an opportunity most Muslim parents would never want to miss.No matter what time of the year baby is born, they’ll be cherished. But to be born during Ramadan is a special treat that can be highlighted every day with a Ramadan baby name. Whether baby lives by the moon for one month of the year or every day, they’ll always have their name to remind them to look inward and to the Qur’an for guidance.
Taoist Baby Names
One of the most challenging facts to conceptualize is how big the world is and how many people have made a piece of this world theirs. Finding balance among the enormous number of living things can often be a lifelong journey. Though there are only—officially—less than 1% of the world’s population practicing Taoism, there are still millions of members.Taoism is the philosophy and religion seeking balance and harmony among all living things and the Tao, or universe. Reaching lofty heights with such an important goal to continually achieve, it can quickly shift into the normal mundanity of every day. But Taoist baby names will remind baby of the ch’i present in every moment, keeping this quest for peace a constant companion.Taoism hasn’t quite spread all over the world like some other folk religions, but it has influenced a great many people in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and others as it is. Whether it’s a religion you feel soul-deep or a philosophy you cherish, Taoism has lessons to impart each day of the week! And if baby’s family tree branches to any of the far reaches of Asia, then a Taoist name could be a beautiful tribute.Baby names embracing peace and all things natural are the route these serene names take. From Chia and Fai to Ya-wen and Eun-ji, Taoist baby names recognize the tranquility to be found in everything. Knowing the heritage baby will be embracing each day and the reminder of your ideals with each syllable is a birthday present they’ll be able to appreciate every day.
Fictional Baby Names
101 Superhero Baby Names
Congratulations on the newest addition to the family! One of the first exciting things you can do after learning there’s a new love of your life is picking out a name for them. So, first things first, we can all agree that baby is a superhero, right? And with that established, then we know we need to pick a name that celebrates them from day one! Superhero baby girl and baby boy names have a power imbedded in them and will no doubt be an inspiration for baby all their life.Whether you love superhero names for their uniqueness or the connotation you have with their character, picking one of these names for baby just makes sense. Because of the era in which comic books were most popular, there’s now a large array of vintage names to choose from when considering a superhero name for baby!There are basically two approaches to picking a superhero baby name for your little darling. The first is the more subtle of the two; choose names from the alias side of your favorite superheroes. Natasha, Bruce, and Kara are excellent understated choices for the parent looking to fulfill their inner geekdom without necessarily enforcing their child to be a nerd, too. But, if you’re positive your child is going to be just as obsessed with comics and movies that play host to your favorite characters, definitely go with approach two. Baby can definitely rock a superhero name like Rogue, Nakia, or Valkyrie. These cool names are unabashedly nerdy and celebrate the awesome heroes we have all loved for years.By picking a superhero baby name, you are setting up baby for an epic adventure. They will always be able to look to their name for strength and inspiration because of the tales they can always turn to that were handpicked by their parent. A superhero name will give baby a unique experience wrapped in love and we couldn’t ask for more than that.
15 Names We Love From Ted Lasso
Are you as obsessed with Ted Lasso as we are? I mean, honestly, who isn’t? Everything about this show leads an audience member to feel uplifted after every episode. With so many beautiful scenes and metaphors to inspire you, it’s no wonder you’re looking for Ted Lasso inspired baby girl and baby boy names for your sweet one on the way.We’re on the edges of our seats waiting for season 2 to finish rolling out, so in the meantime, we’d love to highlight our favorite characters from season 1. For the parent who wants baby to lead their life with optimism and kindness, you can imagine why Ted should be at the top of the list for baby boy names. Or for the parent who wants to highlight unabashed strength and overcoming people’s underestimations every time, consider Keely, for your fierce and funny baby girl.Each of the Ted Lasso characters went through a narrative arc that impacted the overall outcome of the show, highlighting the team effort in everything, not just soccer — oops, football. Through witnessing their growth, it lets a viewer become introspective about their own journey, and all of this is coming from about 30 minutes an episode.The power of a name on a jersey is akin to the power of saying baby’s name; each has their own epic story to tell and one that deserves to be discovered. By letting a show like Ted Lasso uplift the spirits and impact the way you think day to day, you’ll be teaching baby all about discovering their own path. And… one day, we’ll find out Coach Beard’s real name, but until then, have fun trying out your favorites from the names we do know and love from Ted Lasso.
20 Atypical Baby Names You’ll Adore
If Netflix’s series Atypical made you laugh, cry, or all of the above then you are not alone. These characters played by an endlessly charming cast can easily inspire the parent-to-be. By sifting through this list of Atypical baby names, you’ll be sure to find the baby girl and baby boy names you’ve been waiting for.The array of characters the viewer meets through each family member’s experience sheds light on some of the things in life we don’t often consider. To highlight the beauty of the autism spectrum and the true gray areas of being just a person in the world is an important and difficult task. But Atypical attempts representation and opens the conversation to others who might not have previously considered such paths in life.Atypical baby names like Sam and Casey make sense for the parent looking for gender neutral names that pack a meaningful punch. Or maybe you loved the way Julia the therapist was totally humanized and that inspires you for a baby girl name. Whichever name you choose from the list will make sense when considering the rich character they originate from. Enjoy reliving the beautiful moments in Atypical with these 20 Atypical Baby Names You’ll Adore.
20 Names We Love from In the Heights
Felicidades! There's a baby on the way and the timing just so happens to work perfectly with the release of Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights — lucky you! Latina, Latino, and Latinx baby names have always been beautiful, but with a musical like this, light is being shed on names from a culture that could only ever deserve more appreciation.Between the music, the characters, and the scenes exploding with colors there's so much to love about this musical. But what affected us the most would have to be the characters in this incredible story. This sensational Latino representation has resurfaced so many beautiful Hispanic names that will no doubt have made you wonder how one of these names could sound for baby.Latina names are dazzling and can come in the dozens, making it a little overwhelming. But In the Heights made us shortlist gorgeous Hispanic names like Nina, Daniela, and Vanessa for baby girls. But it doesn't stop there, Latino baby names from this musical bursting with joy will include, of course, Benny and Sonny, but a less common name that we're now heels over head for has to be Usnavi. Usnavi is the perfect Latino baby name for a parent looking for a moniker that represents a hard working dreamer with the kindest soul on any street, let alone just the corner of 181st.These Hispanic baby names inspired by In the Heights by Lin Manuel Miranda are sure to have your heart singing in no time. Pick your favorites from the list and baby will have a unique, meaningful name — and probably a song — for the rest of their lives that they can wear with pride.
37 Baby Names Inspired by Baby Yoda
Let’s face it, few things are cuter than Baby Yoda. “The Child” quickly took the world by storm with his unbelievably adorable, well, everything he did in The Mandalorian. Whether you felt your heart just burst every time he held out his cup or it was enough to see just how small he was next to Mando, we can agree we all need more Baby Yoda in our lives. The one thing that’s possibly even cuter than Baby Yoda though is your baby. So if you’ve come to find baby girl and baby boy names inspired by Baby Yoda then you’ve come to the exact right place!The Mandalorian overwhelmed the Star Wars fans and those new to the franchise in quite possibly equal measure. But, when they have a small green puppet with eyes the size of saucers, it’s easy to see why. The names throughout the show were ones to be inspired by for sure. Whether they’re from characters you love or love to hate, we have baby names inspired by Baby Yoda all the way from Grogu to Moff.If you’ve been on the lookout for a name that will set baby’s life up with some serious nerd-dom street cred’ then there’s hardly a better way than picking from Baby Yoda baby names. This show has put in the work to revitalize the franchise and we couldn’t be happier for it — and all the old and new baby names getting light shone upon them, of course! Take a glance at this list of heroes and baddies and you’ll find your favorites faster than you can say “Mandalorian”.
75 Harry Potter Baby Names
Watching the Harry Potter films has likely become a tradition in your house, just like the millions of others doing just the same! The music, the characters, the antics, and the displays of harrowing incidents all wound up feeling like comfort food for many people. If this comfort is something you’d love to have baby carry with them every day, consider a Harry Potter baby girl or boy name.The choices for baby’s name could, of course, include the famous trio — Harry, Hermione, and Ron. But that’s not all there is to love in this list! Take, for instance, the incredibly clever names of Sybill — as in Sybill Trelawney — and Cedric — like Cedric Diggory — which mean “prophetess; oracle” and “kindly, loved”, respectively. These Harry Potter names are intended to tie in what you love most about the characters you watched grow up, or that maybe even grew up with you!One of the most beloved aspects of the franchise is its timing. Over 10 years, the Harry Potter franchise released 8 movies. With the majority of an audience that started under 15 years old but stayed true, it’s no surprise that today’s parents want to commemorate the beauty of the films long-term.Harry Potter baby names are all about encouraging baby to find and hone their strengths. No matter what house baby will be from — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin — they will no doubt be on the right path with you to guide them. And maybe a little bit of magic, too.
Sex and the City Baby Names
With the release of And Just Like That, everyone’s talking about Sex and the City again. The four women that quickly became every girl’s New York City heroes did a lot to inspire us for years. From 1998 to 2004, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha showed the different facets of modern womanhood. It’s no surprise that you’re feeling inspired by them even now, so browsing through a list of Sex and the City baby names will have baby thriving in no time.The four women who strutted down the runway of life in their thirties are now escorting everyone through life as a parent! Sex and the City baby names are names that conceal rich stories. But, of course, the important question is, is baby a Carrie, a Charlotte, a Miranda, or a Samantha? Will baby be a pithy writer, the sweetest of sweethearts, an absolute powerhouse, or a person whose anthem is “I am woman”? Likely, they’ll be some sort of badass amalgamation of all of the above.Though, of course, the girl names for this list are memorable, the Sex and the City baby boy names have a lot to offer, too! Classics from the late 90s and early 2000s are here to claim fame. From Skipper to Stanford, these baby boy names will make your heart burst. The leading ladies might have been at the heart of the show, but the romantic opposites still made an impact. Not to mention that if you welcome a gorgeous baby boy into your life, he should still be asked the vital Sex and the City question. Because, in the end, all of us are some combination of these fabulous women, and there is nothing wrong with that!Sex and the City baby names are reminiscent of each of Carrie’s one-liner life lessons. They hold your love, your values, and your appetite for fun, all wrapped up nicely with a bow. Giving baby one of these names will provide them with a book, a show, several movies, and a real-life leading lady to look up to. Starting life with this much self-assured empowerment will give baby a headstart on their character development.
Star Wars Baby Names
Star Wars is a unique franchise for so many reasons. But one of the most compelling has to be the fluid way it plays with time. People of all ages have been introduced to the series in different ways. The originals, the prequels, The Clone Wars, the next generation, The Mandalorian, and even The Book of Boba Fett make up some of the entry points for one of the most beloved franchises of all time. Picking a Star Wars baby girl or boy name for the love earned across decades can be an easy choice for the avid fan.No matter at what point in the timeline you were introduced, your love of Yoda — baby or otherwise — can be enough to carry you through a lifetime of these stories. Their inventive worlds and lifestyles are thrilling. Giving baby a name that will kickstart a life of loving these unique characters and stories will be setting them up for a life of curiosity.Though, of course, we would love to see little C3POs running around and a BB8 here or there, we recognize that might not be the most realistic for baby’s future. Instead, there are plenty of options when choosing Star Wars baby names from anywhere in the wide world by George Lucas that don’t involve everyone’s favorite droids. Baby girl names from Star Wars could be anywhere from Leia to Qi'ra. But if you’re looking for Star Wars baby boy names, you’re in luck because the franchise is brimming with male characters! Whether Han, Darth, or Mando makes your heart most full, these names are here to make their case.Star Wars baby names have an endearing quality and stories that have stood the test of time. For baby to grow up knowing they have decades of comics, books, movies, and music to feel inspired by, it’ll be hard to feel alone in any sense of the word. The Star Wars fandom is packed with passionate members and a community that would welcome a baby Lando in a heartbeat.
Anime Baby Names Straight From Studio Ghibli
Looking for baby name inspiration? We find ourselves continuously inspired by the movies we love, but even more specifically, the animes we love. Studio Ghibli is celebrated all over the world for their animes and the rich characters that come with them. So taking stock of those ideas and finding anime baby names to love has never been easier! Naming baby can be a struggle, but you’ll never be in short supply of ideas when browsing through this list of anime baby girl and baby boy names from Studio Ghibli.For those who aren’t aware, Studio Ghibli is a film-making studio renowned for its stunning animation and exquisite storytelling. Even if the studio isn’t a household name for you, you’ve no doubt been delighted by the colorful imagery and captivating voice acting once or twice. With each film comes a gorgeous set of characters to love, meaning a wide array of anime baby names to love, too.The animes we are most inspired by from Studio Ghibli are Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Secret World of Arrietty, Porco Rosso, and The Cat Returns. These legendary films feature the best of anime names straight from the brilliant minds at Studio Ghibli.These anime baby names take their influence from Japanese folklore and various fun-loving tales spun from the creativity and capability of Hayao Miyazaki and everyone else on the teams. Anime girl names such as Arrietty or Sophie are lovely names that pay a sweet homage to these enchanting tales. Anime boy names have an equally unique and fascinating array, from Tombo to Tatsuo. With unique names like these for baby you will find the anime baby name you’ve been looking for in no time.
Classic Baby Names Inspired by Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey has enriched lives in ways unforeseen. They’ve made us cry, laugh, and feel desperate for each next episode. With being able to stream Downton Abbey on Netflix these days, you’ve no doubt been binging them to get your Anglophile fix. If the journeys these characters have gone on have inspired you, then maybe picking from these classic Downton Abbey names for your baby girl or baby boy will help them along their path. Downton Abbey names for girls are all about the strength of persevering in a time where everything a woman did was breaking the societal mould somehow. Sybil, Anna, and Cora are characters that demonstrate a loving heart and a strong will; these are lessons baby could definitely benefit from learning early on.On the flipside with classic boy names from Downton Abbey, you have characters with unbelievable heart and propensity for growth. Men like Mr. Carson or the beloved Matthew are pillars of stability and deep-rooted kindness. These characters can highlight different ways to define what being a man is and give baby some stories to lean on in the meantime.Loving these characters and their stories is nearly as easy as loving baby — if we’re feeling dramatic, that is. They give depth to the classic names that have been proliferated for centuries merely by tradition. By choosing one of these Downton Abbey names for baby, you’re giving them not only a show to love when they get older, but a window into who you were when you were naming them.
Baby Names Inspired by Pixar Movies
Even if a person claims to know nothing about movies or they say the tired phrase of “I just don’t like animation”, they’ve no doubt still seen and been touched by a Pixar film in their life. Pixar’s wide array of films and shorts is continually expanded and is always indicative of top tier content creation. They have inspired us for the last 25 years and will no doubt continue to! If you’re in need of a name for baby and you share our deep love of Pixar, then you’ve come to the right place for baby girl and baby boy names inspired by Pixar movies. Pixar is known for its gorgeous animation and its heart-wrenching stories. They test the social limits with their shorts and breathe life into concepts that are often hard to accept. But under the guise of silent animation, just animation that makes you feel, they manage to take you by the hand and lead you gently through the ideas. But on the flipside, their movies give a much more certain push and motivate their audiences bluntly to be better and to strive for better.Pixar girl names and boy names always come with a story. Names like Merida, Jesse, Coco, and countless others are incentives as much as they’re lovely. Pixar depicts unabashedly strong women and your little one, regardless of gender, should hold this example of tenacity in their earliest memories. The characters inspiring Pixar boy names often spend time highlighting the reality of men and boys; they have feelings and dreams and compassion and deserve to find that for themselves. Barley, Miguel, and so many others prove that Pixar’s emotional intelligence is a force to be reckoned with.With so many classics to choose from, this decision for baby’s name becomes a fun kind of challenge. If you find yourself stuck, we highly recommend binge watching all of these Pixar films and see which message speaks to you and baby the most. After that, say the names aloud and give them a little test drive, and you’ll have the perfect Pixar baby name in no time.
Baby Names from The Witcher
Your introduction to The Witcher could have come from anywhere, Sapkowski’s books, The Witcher video games by CD Projekt Red, the Netflix series, or just your love of Henry Cavill bedecked in swords and chainmail. But no matter the reason, you’re here now, and you’ve made the right call. Geralt of Rivia possesses a plethora of qualities that would make any parent proud and likewise will baby. The Witcher baby girl and boy names are imbued with the fire and strength of the characters who wear them proudly.The Witcher names embody the unique fantasy that is beyond easy to love. Geralt’s personality may seem gruff and unfeeling upon first introduction, but upon further inspection, he’s a funny teddy bear that fiercely protects those he loves. While baby will always have main-character energy, it’s important to note the characters that help make our favorites who they are. Yennefer, Jaskier, Cirilla, and Triss are each vital to the storyline and Geralt’s development. Likewise, baby will have loved ones around them, nurturing their growth.But if you’re looking for a less obvious callback and love that otherworldly feel, consider names from the video games or deeper into the books. The beloved bards, Priscilla and Dandelion — Jaskier’s alternative name in the English translation of books and games — make excellent choices. Or maybe if you’re interested in highlighting baby’s strength as a leader from day one, Cerys could be the perfect fit.The Witcher baby names have stories for days and will give baby a nearly inexhaustible source of entertainment and inspiration. All the while teaching baby about the importance of empathy. As our leading witcher teaches us, not all monsters are monsters. Geralt views every contract and situation with fresh eyes despite his many years. He teaches us a vital lesson with how he manages to stay open to the goodness in every person — and thing. If everyone had that compassion in their hearts, the world would be a better place, so let’s start with baby!
DC Baby Names
Congratulations on the new little legendary addition to the family! Baby is bound to be a lot of things that no one can predict, but there is something we do know for certain. We all know baby is going to be well versed in all things relating to the glorious geekdom you’ll set out before them — as they should be! A perfect place to start baby’s fundamental education is by giving them a DC baby girl or baby boy name.DC hasn’t gotten to live in the limelight as much as the Marvel universe, but that doesn’t make its content any less thrilling. The strength of DC comes from its comics and its villains. The superheroes are cool, sure, but we’re not sure there’s anything cooler than two perfectly unhinged villains being deeply in love. (You can decide if we’re talking about Dr. Harley Quinn and the Joker or if we really stan Poison Ivy and sweet, insane Quinn.)To choose a baby name from your favorite DC superheroes or DC supervillains makes perfect sense to us here at The Bump. Take a spin through this selection of DC baby names hailing from Gotham, Central City, Metropolis, and more.
Marvel Baby Names
The Marvel universe is more a household term now than it’s ever been and for good reason. The Marvel Cinematic Universe born from the beloved comics has been responsible for many a halloween costume idea, haircut, exercise regiment, or what have you. Now, imagine how adorable a Scarlet Witch Marvel costume for your baby girl would be if her name was also Wanda? We don’t even know if the world could handle that. We’ve compiled this list of Marvel baby girl and baby boy names for you so that you can set up those situations for a lifetime and start changing the world.This list includes Marvel heroes and villains names alike — just in case there’s a particularly clever villain you’re inclined to have in your life for all time. Because of when the comics were written, these names also give an exciting twist to vintage names you might not have previously thought about. Marvel baby names can range from classics like Steve to truly unique names Ulysses. With a range like this, you’ll never run out of options for your one of a kind baby.Marvel baby names make searching for a name that ticks all the boxes of cool, nerdy, unique, and meaningful infinitely easier. This also can serve as a wonderful compromise for the parent who might not be okay with baby being called Nightcrawler in public or on government certificates. The character is inspirational and jam packed with depth, it makes sense why you would want to carry that with you all the time! But, Kurt sounds far more socially acceptable than Nightcrawler and still holds the weight of his beautiful depth. We think it’s a fitting solution for the parent naming their little superhero to give them a civilian name. Try out what civvy name works best from this list of Marvel baby names and you’ll be giving them their first lycra suit in no time.
Earthy Baby Names
30 Brilliant Baby Names That Mean ‘Light’
When you found out there would be a new little light of your life, did you feel the lightbulb over your head start flickering? Through literature, art, cinema, and even music, light has influenced us through the centuries. It isn’t hard to see why even out of our caveman days, we feel inspired by light; they lead us to new beginnings, treasures, onto the right path, or any variation of moving toward goodness. When picking a name for baby, there’s no better way to start them off than by inspiring them from day one with a brilliant baby girl or baby boy name that means ‘light’.A list of names with, seemingly, the same meaning can arguably be monotonous. But this list is all about the variation in meanings and the connotation you have with each. Maybe you’re a lover of Greek mythology, a Sarah J Maas fan, or you love classic Disney. If that’s the case, names that mean light like Apollo, Lucian, or Aurora could be precisely what you’re looking for.But even still, there’s more to dive into with these definitions. A name like Ember doesn’t simply mean light; there’s a warmth and gentleness to it that you don’t necessarily feel when considering a name Harbin. They might both be perfect names for your little warrior, but they are definitely different in what they will come to mean for baby growing up.This list of 30 names that mean “light” will have you on cloud nine. Picking a name for baby doesn’t have to be hard and with a nuanced list that helps you separate the names by how they make you feel makes it that much easier.
Adventurous & Outdoorsy Baby Names
For some, being outside can feel like a necessity when faced with the social construct of building a life led in the perfect home. But if you’re the type full of wanderlust and a deep love of the great, wild blue yonder, these adventurous and outdoorsy baby girl and boy names will be tapping into that deep well with every syllable!Scaling the cliffs of life and wandering off the beaten path is the indistinct and worldwide jurisdiction of these sweet names. Baby will be getting their bumps and bruises along the way, but that’s what life is all about! Treating each scratch and scrape as a line written in their life’s diary is a lesson can be learned by observing nature. Looking at the folds in the mountain or the waves breaking over rocks and shorelines, shaping the world in their relentless quest for harmony, can be the a lifelong analogy for baby. With outdoorsy baby names teaching these lessons every time you call out to them, they’ll be able to keep these worldly reminders close to their heart everywhere they go.Drawing inspiration from Mother Earth herself, the rich colors the world provides, and the flora and fauna that all make it keep turning, outdoorsy baby names have it made in the shade. If you have a favorite tree, flower, mountain, or even volcano, you’re in like-minded company. These names have been selected with an eye for the tree-hugging, bird-calling person with an outdoorsy persuasion in mind.Baby can live life a little more wildly knowing they have their name—and their parent’s ideals in that name—serving as a constant reminder. Choosing an adventurous baby name will encourage baby to find the secrets and wonders this beautiful world has to offer.
Animal Baby Names
It’s helpful to feel inspired when you’re choosing names for baby, and if you’re an animal lover, animal-inspired names might be the perfect choice for your little cub. Go with animal baby names that feel wild and powerful or animal baby names that feel cute and cuddly.Try out names like Leo or Colt for a boy, or Faune or Dove for a girl. For unisex animal baby names, consider names like Lark, Bird or Jay. Whether the name you choose is the exact name of an animal you love or something that makes you think of a specific special creature, animal-inspired names are ideal for the nature-loving family.
Botanical & Plant Baby Names
Every parent can agree that helping baby to grow is the ultimate goal. Enabling baby to thrive in the space you provide for them is only a little more complicated than caring for your actual plant babies. But this list isn’t meant for your succulents! Botanical and plant names for baby girls and boys are all about giving baby their inner source of sunshine to snack on every day.Since we, unfortunately, can’t photosynthesize like our leafy muses, picking names that give baby energy is a good compromise. Plant baby names can be as obvious or as subtle as you like—the world is your oyster! Or, instead, the world is your densely forested playground. Either way, gorgeous plant names like Hazel and Olive are here to see your dreams come to life. But on the other end of the spectrum, there are plant names like Hurst and Jarrah that bring in that mean, green energy like a powerful secret.But what has to be one of the best things about botanical and plant names is the fact that, because they belong to plants, these names can be any gender you like! They might not all be technically gender-neutral, but any of these names could be tailor-made for baby, no matter how they identify! Ash and Perrie are just two gender-neutral plant names, and they’re in great company.The versatility combined with the pure energy of botanical and plant names is nearly unmatched. By choosing one of these for baby, you’re choosing to give them a fresh and pure spirit to use to take on the world.
Flower Baby Names
Roses are red, violets are blue — and boy, oh boy, do we have beautiful flower baby names for you! Naming baby after the flora all around us is the closest comparison we have to the sweet smell of baby’s head. It’s hard not to be inspired by nature; the vibrant colors, the soft scents — nature is the easiest muse to find! With this list, we hope you find yourself whisked away by these gorgeous flower baby girl and baby boy names.Flower baby names and baby girls seem to go hand in hand. You and your precious little sprout have a wide range of inspiration to sift through, whether it’s flower names themselves or a definition paying tribute to its natural roots. Iris and Violet invoke images of delicate petals while Rosemary and Holly might be perfect for those envisaging less traditional ideas of a flora inspired baby girl name.But don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of flower baby names for boys, too! These would mostly fall under the less traditional category as well, often showcasing names of trees that might bloom with flowers and fruits. Arlo and Oliver are two of our favorites, but we encourage you to follow your gut!Saying the names out loud and talking about baby in that context will help you get a good understanding of what you like and don’t like. We’re sure that finding the perfect fit for baby will be a breeze after picking your favorites from this list of flower baby names.
Green Baby Names
Today’s hippies are truly a sight to behold. Millennials and Gen Z-ers are full of advocates, activists, and thoughtful people that are becoming parents. With all these values in your daily life, it’s no surprise that you’re looking for a name that represents them to help baby along this path, too. Choosing a green baby girl or baby boy name will enable you to teach your values to baby from day one.Green names are all about influences from your favorite things in life. Simply put, loving your natural surroundings makes sense! Being outside makes you feel like you can breathe deeper and take your time. Protecting that feeling while giving it to baby simultaneously can be done in a snap by choosing a name that appreciates the nature and world around them.The trees, the fields, and all things natural have inspired these green names for baby. They come from places all over the world and will help you and baby capitalize on the future you want to build together. Green names are all about growth and aiding baby on their way to flourishing on a planet that we’ve helped to do the same.
Hippie Baby Names
Congratulations on your newest flower child! Naming baby after earthy influences, or even just for the vibes, is perfectly understandable. Sometimes you can’t explain it, but you just know when a thing feels right and we encourage you to trust that gut instinct. Hippie baby girl and baby boy names are cute as a button, so that gut instinct definitely won’t lead you astray here. If you try the names out loud you’ll realize soon enough that baby is going to feel right as rain with one of these hippie baby names.We think at The Bump that there’s something magical about having a baby and hippie girl names like Luna or Aurora are perfect to highlight those otherworldly feelings. Or if baby is likely going to have a sweet crown of red locks, consider Rowan to name them accordingly.We love these hippie names for so many reasons, but one of them has to be for the natural influences that always make an easy muse. When hearing the names River, Autumn, and Sage, you have no choice but to have your mind filled with the vibrant imagery of Mother Nature’s beautiful creations all around us.Picking a name for baby doesn’t have to be hard, especially when you have this list of hippie baby names in front of you. See where the wind takes you and find that perfect match for you both and you’ll be sure to carry that tranquility with you forever.
Nature Baby Names
If you’re a planet loving, paint with the colors of the wind kind of person, then you’ll absolutely love our Nature Baby Names list. From A-Z we have names representing that gorgeous free spirit in you and baby.These nature names full of whimsy and heart will make anyone feel they’ve been transported to a sweet woodland realm. Willow, Rowan, and Luna are just a few of our favorites but there are so many nature names imbued with that folksy, woodsy charm that it’s almost too hard to pick. There are countless beautiful things in nature and it only makes sense that you want baby to be able to take part in that tranquility from day one.We talk so often about paying homage to tradition and loved ones with names that it’s easy to forget about the simple gratitude and serenity we feel in nature and that those things deserve tribute, too. Feel the breeze through the trees and take heart in the earthy scents and the chattering of birds nearby and let that nature flow through you. Naming baby with a nature name only makes sense when you consider the ease and inner peace you wish to start their journey on.Nature names for girls come in multitudes and each one is just as lovely as the last. Whether it’s the flora or fauna you’re hoping to commemorate, The Bump has it. Try saying the name Magnolia or Poppy out loud, or maybe a little more fantastical with Phoenix. But don’t worry if you’re thinking this list is only for girl names; nature boy names and gender neutral names have a wide range, too. Aspen, Jay, and Orion are striking nature names to start with but there are still plenty of names to explore, so run with the wind and find some new favorites with the Nature Baby Names list.
Ocean Baby Names
Oceans take up space both physically and metaphorically in this world. Through their vast size, everchanging temperaments, and celestial connection, oceans make their impact known. Ocean baby girl and boy names move with the tides for the baby raised in the go-with-the-flow mindset.From names harkening to the sea itself to the stories of perseverance and greek mythology, ocean baby names have stories to tell in the multitude. Oceans are shaped by plate movements, volcanoes, and glacial changes, but they never stop their relentless pursuit of the shoreline. Oceans shape the lands we live on and affect everything from our food to our moods. Feeling a connection to these powerful forces of nature will come as easily to baby as breathing if given some encouragement!Because of the global nature of these mysterious beasts, baby names inspired by the ocean are worldwide gems! From Glin in Wales, Egeria from Greece, Aban from Ghana, and every name in between, ocean baby names are a cultural celebration. Baby can feel ties to their heritage and the beating heart of the sea in just a few syllables. Not to mention the subtle but powerful messaging an ocean name can have! You can remind baby of the steady strength within themselves because of a name that represents the world’s most significant tool for molding and consistency.
Rainbow Baby Names
Getting to the point where a baby will be with you for life is no easy feat. Rainbow babies are something extraordinary. These babies are the darlings born after miscarriages, stillbirths, or other losses. When a parent is tirelessly trying to welcome baby into their life, and things have been hard, it can be easy to feel hopeless. But, when it’s finally time, your rainbow baby will arrive. To mark their arrival, rainbow baby girl and boy names are here just for them.Rainbow baby names embody the relentless hope and tireless love you feel for each baby. The definitions are what make these names suitable for your little miracle. Rainbow baby girl names are often beautiful selections like Faith or Hope. But don’t forget about names like Zita and Ellender, which will welcome baby in the sweetest way possible while still holding onto some uniqueness. But if you’re looking for rainbow baby boy names that shine like the ray of hope he is, choices like Benedict and Dillon could be the perfect match.No matter what, your little sprout is here. They’re going to blossom and thrive because of your love for them. Picking names to represent this growth, like Ankur and Aviva, will remind baby that flourishing is always at their fingertips. These names teach baby about the perseverance they have bubbling up inside them from day one.You and baby both deserve to have hope, every day. Rainbow baby names will remind you of where you’ve been and how you will always find the strength you need inside yourself. Commemorating what you’ve overcome while simultaneously celebrating what life has in store for you is a wonderful, but difficult, task. Choosing a rainbow baby name will help you do exactly that and hopefully make it a little easier to do, too.
Seasonal Baby Names
Christmas Baby Names
Miracles at Christmas time are nothing new, but there is a thing that can make “the most wonderful time of the year” better and that’s baby’s arrival. Christmas is a time of families gathering in sacred and secular ways to celebrate love and peace. Whether Christmas time to you is a chance to deepen your faith or it simply means your loved ones gather together, it can be easily agreed this holiday is about love!For those who use this time to celebrate their love of God, Christmas names like Joseph, Emmanuel, and Mary are beautiful choices. However, there are more Christmas names than you might initially think! Names that draw inspiration from the Lord or mean different variations of blessed are equal opportunities for Christmas baby names.On the flipside of the Christmas experience, however, there are beautiful names that might feel a little more tangentially related for baby. A Christmas name like Lyric invokes the powerful music that’s been created year after year during the holiday season. Then, names like Rudy and Robin are adorable additions that just give off the essence of Christmas!In more than 160 countries around the world, Christmas is celebrated by around 2 billion people. It’s no surprise that this holiday has the sort of gravitas that inspires parents all over to name baby for it! Give baby the Christmas name of yours and their dreams and they’ll be able to carry the spirit of the season with them all year long.
Hanukkah Baby Names
Hanukkah is partly responsible for the holiday season being the most wonderful time of the year! And when we say partly, we mean the eight full days of love and gift giving celebrated by those of the Jewish faith. Hanukkah names for baby girls and boys include a wide range that demonstrates faith and peace.Traditional Hanukkah names are simply traditional Hebrew or Jewish names. They include entries such as Zion, Judah, and Ariella. These names invoke the simple beauty of faith and can help baby on their path as well. Not only that, but saying one of these Hanukkah names daily will serve as a reminder of your faith and your promises to baby, too. Such a constant reminder can only be a good thing in a life lead by faith and it’s only one decision away!Though there are plenty of Hebrew Hanukkah names, there are also plenty of names that embody the peace and praise of tradition while taking root in different origins. If baby’s got a mixed heritage that makes your chest swell with pride, then this range of names will surely be the stuff of dreams. Just two examples of names outside of the Hebrew origin are Winnifred and Benedetta and simply mean “blessed”.If raising baby in a life of faith is your goal — and the idea of spoiling them for a solid eight days with gifts and good food doesn’t look too bad either — then a Hanukkah name for baby is the next step. These names can tie in baby’s heritage and baby’s future with tributes to their homeland and their faith. When you can accomplish all that with just a name, why look any longer?
Kwanzaa Baby Names
Kwanzaa is a holiday born out of an amalgamation of rich cultures and created by the ingenuity of Dr. Maulana Karenga. For these seven sweet days of the year, the opportunity arises to celebrate Black culture and community. If baby is bound to be born in this time, what better way to celebrate their heritage than to do it every day? Kwanzaa baby girl and boy names are here to win your heart and spread the word about Black cultural appreciation.Dr. Maulana Karenga was a professor of Africana Studies at California State University and, in 1966, created this holiday to celebrate community without invoking any denominations of faith. But rather there are seven key principles that Kwanzaa — meaning “first” in Swahili — stands on. Kwanzaa celebrates the principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. In Swahili these principles are umoja, kujichagulia, ujima, ujamaa, nia, kuumba, and imani respectively.Teaching baby these lessons and celebrations of Black culture can be a cornerstone of your holiday seasons with them. Kwanzaa names embody Kwanzaa’s essence; a strong African influence but upheld as tradition in America. Swahili names like Baraka and Zuri are here to make Kwanzaa names feel like home for baby. Likewise are the various names pulled from Nigeria and Ghana and other African names with uncertain specific origins.Though there is a side of history with Dr. Karenga himself that absolutely deserves to be noted, the holiday itself has moved past its creator. To celebrate Kwanzaa is to celebrate Black communities from all over while shining the light on the strength, perseverance, and vibrancy of Black people in America. A Kwanzaa name for baby is a name that will remind them of their culture and the identity they should be proud of every day.
New Year's Baby Names
Ringing in the new year in style is one thing, but ringing in the new year with baby can’t ever be topped! If baby’s grand debut is around the sparkliest of all holidays, then they deserve a name that symbolizes that splendor. New Year’s baby girl and boy names celebrate the freshness of a new start and the glamor of the holiday season.If you haven’t dramatically called out “Stella” at some point in your life, are you really living? This name meaning “star” recognizes the drama of the new year and the power in baby’s soul. Similarly serving star-power, Akio means “bright” and “clear”, just like baby’s future. But if the melodrama isn’t your vibe for your little one, consider the new beginnings approach.Newman, as a last name baby name that means “newcomer”, accomplishes the difficult task of inviting your brave new soul to the world with a New Year’s name. Sung-ho is a name that offers a different perspective to the “new year, new me” adage by giving baby the opportunity to find themselves anew with each morning.New Year’s celebrations are the stuff of your own personal legends and giving baby a headstart on their tale is an excellent first birthday present! These New Year’s names for baby will give them the opportunity to start fresh every day and remember that they are just as dazzling as the season that named them.
Summer Baby Names
Summer time and the livin’ is easy. With summer in full swing there’s nothing better than sitting back in the sunshine and enjoying the vibes of vacation. But what’s better than summer itself? Summer baby girl and baby boy names that commemorate the adventures and keep that feeling alive all year round.By going the summer influence route, you’re choosing not only a name, but a feeling that just emanates the smell of salt on a sea breeze or the fresh clean air from a forest. A summer baby name will let baby stroll along in peace for all of their days, even the cold ones. Summer girl names like Juno and Birdie give classic names a fun twist with a lightness to saying them that can only be related to the best season of the year.Summer boy names like Cyrus and Clay are testaments to the beauty all around us. Because it’s the season to spend outside, picking names that are inspired by summer often go hand in hand with names inspired by nature. For your precious little flower child, a summer baby name can’t lead you astray.Channeling the sounds of the birds chirping and the waves crashing has never been easier. By picking a summer baby name, baby will be unique with a name that instantly reminds people of their epic summer nights.
Ōmisoka Baby Names
Ōmisoka is a time of action! The year is coming to a close and there’s still so much to do! However, you can easily accomplish your last-minute goals with the right mindset. Welcoming baby at the same time you’re welcoming the yearly visit from Toshigami feels a little bit pre-ordained, doesn’t it? So the next right step for you and baby both could be picking that perfect Ōmisoka baby girl or baby boy name to carry with them all day, every day.Ōmisoka is an annual tradition in Japan that reigns in the last year of memories and events and prepares to bring in the new year properly. Each new year is a fresh start, but this isn’t a tradition for forgetting the past and moving on. The toshigami are believed to be deities of the new year and embody the spirits of ancestors. Remembering and respecting the past is absolutely vital to creating a better future, and naming baby for this tradition will ensure they know that, too.Because the tradition of Ōmisoka relies a great deal on cleansing, Ōmisoka baby names take inspiration from the new shine this day gives to everyday things. Not only that, but these names emphasize the brightness of the future, the luck you hope baby can carry with them, and the joy of tradition. Names like Yoshihiko and Chiyo embody the spirit perfectly.Welcoming baby and the toshigami simultaneously is enough to inspire anyone. The pure soul you get to raise deserves a name that imparts an important first lesson. Giving baby the perfect opportunity to find the potential in every new year with an Ōmisoka baby name is just what the doctor ordered.
Famous Baby Names
Baby Names Inspired by the Olympics
It’s that time again — the Olympics! If, like us, you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for the 2020 Summer Olympics and baby to arrive, then you have come to just the right place. Finding inspiration from Olympians is as easy as breathing; they are as close to superheroes as we can get! So whether you’re looking to inspire baby to be a future Olympian or you want to give them more general inspiration to latch onto, picking a baby girl or baby boy name inspired by the Olympics is a great place to start.The Olympics have been on quite the journey since their origination in 776 BCE in Olympia, Ancient Greece. These began as a tribute to honoring the Greek god Zeus and were on a 4 year rotation for 12 centuries. However, there was a hiatus, but the first modern era games were resumed in 1896 and has been a tradition since. With so many jaw-dropping feats that have made history throughout the centuries at these games, it’s hard not to feel like these names transport you.Giving baby this amount of inspiration from day one might actually be spoiling them, but that was the plan anyways, right? By choosing a baby name from the Olympics, baby will automatically have a role model to look up to and a story to their name. Maybe you want baby to understand the multicultural importance of us humans coming together to break records or maybe you truly just loved the strength of Simone Biles. Either way, these Olympic baby names are something to be admired. Enjoy this list of baby names inspired by the Olympics by trying them out to see what fits with your idea of baby.
Baby Names for Hockey Fans
If more than half of the year feels like the best time of the year, — October through April, that is — you may or may not be a hockey fan. Just statistically speaking your little one is more likely to be born during the hockey season than to not be and somehow that feels like fate, right? And there’s no time like the present to pick the perfect name for your little good luck charm. If a hockey name for your baby girl or baby boy couldn’t feel more right, then you’ve come to the exact right place.Hockey, with its massive season length and physically demanding gameplay, is not for the faint of heart. But this game isn’t just about brute strength, the complex array of rules interwoven through the basic few make this sport about what stratagem is in your head, too. Hockey is a sport for appreciating the artistry and nuance underneath the brawls and broken teeth.With so much to love in this sport, it’s no surprise that you’re feeling inspired enough to choose a name for baby from it. Picking legends from the 100 greatest NHL players and just muses from the sport itself will get you one step closer to having a hockey legend in your house and we couldn’t be more thrilled for you! These players have broken record upon record and gone down in history for their performance; what better motivation could you give baby?
Celebrity Baby Names
If you think naming your baby is a rough job, imagine having the whole world waiting to hear what name you’ve chosen for your new bundle of joy! Check out this list of red carpet-worthy baby names from some of your favorite celebrities: Abel James, Alabama Gypsy Rose, Alena Rose, Aleph, Amalia, Apollo Bowie Flynn, Apple Blythe Alison, Archibald, Ariah Talea, Arlo, Art, Atticus, Audio Science... just to name a few!
Disney Baby Names
Is your favorite place on Earth Disney or have you maybe spent years of your life watching their countless classic movies? We get it! It’s hard to find a story these days that wasn’t somehow involved with the world famous company and we love them for it. From the classic fairy tales to Marvel to Star Wars, Disney seems to have a hand in everything we hold near and dear. But luckily for us, that means that when it comes to giving baby a Disney baby girl or baby boy name, there are so many to choose from!Of course, taking a page out of the classics’ books is perfectly understandable and a great place to start. Giving your sweet girl a Disney baby name like Aurora is beautiful. Or maybe you anticipate someone curious and perhaps a little ornery to come along, so Alice could be your gal. And what’s sweeter than naming your baby boy for the princeling you hope he becomes? Eric and Flynn are gorgeous tributes to the tales we all know and love.But if you take a deeper look, you can find more than just princes and princesses. Disney baby names from the various different franchises, like Rey and Peter, give you a wider range of the stories that feel like home and will help you find that flawless fit for your Disney baby in no time.
Literary Baby Names
Literary baby names are a breath of fresh air—or maybe more like a delicious whiff of slightly dusty pages. If the library, a comfy chair next to your favorite bookshelf, or even just a stack of pillows with your Kindle are your happy place, baby will likely be of the same ilk. Teaching baby that every word carries a story, then literary baby girl and boy names are here to whisk you away.Baby’s literary education can start in many different ways. You can take them back to the beginning with Homer and the ancient Greek philosophers like Plato and Aristotle. You can also start them on a poetry journey with Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath. Or, if you’re more inclined to roll through the pages of Roald Dahl’s and Lewis Carroll’s work, these are whimsical options to last a lifetime. No matter where your feather quill takes you, literary baby names are brimming with stories to tell!By choosing a literary baby name, you can select the author of your favorite book to share with baby! Sharing novels is one of the greatest joys in the bookishly-inclined life. Now imagine that joy in sharing but tenfold! You have a new best friend to introduce to all of your favorite characters while exploring your new adventure together. They’ll start their journey in this life with a nudge toward another world, or worlds, of your choosing.Share your love of fictional, fantastical, biographical, and any of the other -cal worlds with your newest love by giving them a literary baby name. Invoke the spirit of your favorite authors every day with a literary baby name for the new main character of your life.
Royal Baby Names
Feeling inspired by The Crown or maybe the news about Harry and Meghan and their gorgeous little babies for your royal baby name needs? Regardless, you have come to the right place. We have felt inspired by the new movements in the royal family, too, and have put together a list just for it!Film, books, TV shows, and even the news have a tendency to give a special glow around all things royal. The glamour of their events speak to a time much older than present day and getting a glimpse of those old traditions can excite everyone, maybe even baby! Royalty as a whole, with the royal family and their events, can inspire so much excitement, but very few things compare to the announcement of a new royal baby and the long awaited royal baby name they’ll be given.Royal names are often rich with history and familial importance, just like the names we choose for baby are. But where the royalty might choose a regnal name when they accede to the monarchy, we tend to stick with just our born name — which means it has to be a good one! Royal baby boy names like Charles and William are of course classics, but if you’re looking for royal names for girls, maybe consider Diana, Catherine, or Meghan.However, as the royal family continues to grow, the more the list of royal names flourishes. The newest additions being lovely vintage names with modern spins like Lillibet and Archie make our hearts burst. But, the royal baby names that spend the most time in the headlines aren’t even the extent of it! We love the royal names descended from all of the family members and we think you will, too.
Weird Celebrity Baby Names
When celebrities announce a new baby, we all wait impatiently to find out the name they’ve chosen. From Abel James to Zahra Savannah, celebrity baby names keep us guessing! Whether it’s a common name or something unusual, our list of 82 surprising celebrity baby first and middle names are sure to spark a few ideas.
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African Baby Names
Africa is a massive continent; to say baby’s name is African is a pretty general statement. But like our American Baby Names list, what’s important is valuing all the different cultures that make each country — or even a continent — what it is. These African names are full of meaning that can harken back to your heritage, no matter how distant or near.To choose an African name for baby is to appreciate the culture it came from. And luckily for us, some of these names are becoming popularized more in media—like Chidi from “The Good Place”—which is helping to shed light on the huge array of names that deserve to be more widely appreciated. African names are unique and beautiful and baby is sure to be remembered with a gorgeous name like Kesia or Umi.But overall, the diverse range is everything with these African names. Africa is one of the most diverse continents in the world when it comes to the sheer volume of languages spoken. With over 1,500 estimated languages spoken in Africa, it’s safe to say there are a lot of names to choose from. Try saying the names out loud and reading through descriptions to find what names mean the most to you and you’ll be sure to find a beautiful African name for baby in no time.
American Baby Names
Congratulations! There’s a baby on the way and we couldn’t be more thrilled for you! If you’re looking for names for baby you’ve come to the right place, but if you’re looking for baby names and you’re a proud American, you couldn’t have picked a better place.The United States is known for being a proud melting pot of the world. With such a vast array of cultures and lifestyles, we have names in the dozens that are quintessentially American while still being incredibly unique. Strong names like Maverick and Deonte are just the tip of the iceberg for American baby boy names, with a big selection of unique gender neutral and girl names, too. A couple of gender neutral baby names we love are Brynn and Jaden. These names and baby girl names like Annamae, Brenley, Essence, and so many more in this list celebrate a wide range of heritages just like you and baby will.Because of the vast representation of different communities, these names have a way of making you feel like you’re always at home. American names that speak to the diverse range of people that make The United States what it is couldn’t be more important. We have so many cultures at the tips of our fingers and picking an American name for baby proudly includes those.Take a look and find your favorites in this American Baby Names list and let’s celebrate this melting pot together.
Arabic Baby Names
To say a name is Arabic could mean a vast array of things; Arabic is a language spoken as an official or co-official language in 25 countries. This centuries old language represents so many different cultures and with that comes so many different Arabic baby girl and baby boy names!Most Arabic names are centuries old and stem from different religions or other various influences found throughout the Middle East. Arabic naming practices include giving baby family names, patronyms, and religious names.Arabic baby names are rich with significant meanings. Whether they are driven from the beautiful scenery of the Middle East or taking more poetic influences, these names have a wide variety for you to choose from. With Zahra referring to a white flower and Laila meaning night beauty, Arabic baby girl names are easy to fall for. There are so many elegant names for your beautiful baby girl, we’re sure you’ll find the ideal name for baby in no time. Arabic names for baby boys are also remarkable with their vast array of definitions to pick from. Kaiden will be your lifelong companion and Kareem can put a name to the generous soul you’re raising.The most special moments with Arabic baby names often come from their depth of meaning and we implore you to read through them and try saying the names out loud. Following your gut will ensure that you find the perfect Arabic name for baby with ease.
Aramaic Baby Names
Check out our list of Aramaic baby names and their meanings so you can choose a significant name for baby. You’ll find Aramaic names for baby boys and baby girls. Honor your homeland and family history with these top Aramaic baby names.
Armenian Baby Names
Congratulations! There’s a baby on the way and now it’s time for the exciting next step of naming them! There are so many names for you to choose from that this process can take longer than you want, but starting with picking a name based on its meaning or by the heritage it represents is a great choice. Armenian baby girl and baby boy names can be that perfect leaping off point you’re looking for.Armenia is a small country in southerwestern Asia. This country is sandwiched between Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey. By being in the cross section of these countries, Armenian culture has become an amalgamation of these identities mixed with its own. With that, the Armenian baby girl and baby boy names have been similarly affected, giving you and baby so many to choose from!Armenian names, with their roots in the Indo-European language, exhibit a wide range of meanings, and we implore everyone to read through these descriptions to find their perfect fit. Anahid and Arevalous are names that highlight the otherworldly beauties of the moon and the sun and the natural reverence for them encapsulated in lovely Armenian girl names. But equally unique in their range of names and meanings for every purpose, Armenian boy names, Hovnan and Hunan refer to charming eyes or being as sweet as a dove.This list of Armenian names for baby will make your next step in parenthood that much easier. Choose to honor your homeland and the culture you love by giving baby an Armenian name that will mean something to you both.
Australian Baby Names
We know not every Aussie walks around saying “g’day mate”, nor does every conversation have “throwin’ shrimp on the barbie” in it. Because in reality, we love Australian culture for every facet of it that makes it uniquely and genuinely Australian. Aussies are known worldwide for their fun loving nature but their rich culture is where they truly shine. Luckily for us, we’ve gotten plenty of inspiration for Australian baby names because of the land down under’s brilliance.Australia has a backlogged history that is older than we tend to realize. Once a place where hundreds of thousands of convicts were shipped to from the UK and Ireland, this country was made of the underdogs that now hold their heritage proudly. Australia is a country of the bold who own up to their Irish, Welsh, and aboriginal cultural backgrounds. The Indigenous Australians are a revered people as they are the keepers of Australian ancient history and finding ways to pay respects just makes sense. With this blend of cultures comes a creative, strong array of names for baby that help inspiration come easily.Australian baby girl names like Medika or Keira are gorgeous tributes to your soon-to-be flower child. She can rock her heritage while sporting a name that means blossom or pay tribute to the mountain ranges that can be spotted throughout her homeland. Keira also doubles as an Irish moniker, if you’re in need of ticking two heritage boxes at once. But the next level meanings don’t stop there; Australian boy names like Coen or Jiemba give a solid upgrade to nature names with meanings like thunder and the laughing star.No matter where you are now, celebrating your Australian heritage can be easily done by giving baby a unique Australian name. These powerful names can give baby a story or two to lean on throughout their lives — not to mention a connection with their family tree. By helping baby dig into their roots, you’re helping them look to their future while keeping the lessons from their ancestry in mind. What could be a better birthday present than that?
Babylonian Baby Names
Check out our list of Babylonian baby names and their meanings so you can choose a significant name for baby. You’ll find Babylonian names for baby boys and baby girls. Honor your homeland and family history with these top Babylonian baby names.
Basque Baby Names
Check out our list of Basque baby names and their meanings so you can choose a significant name for baby. You’ll find Basque names for baby boys and baby girls. Honor your homeland and family history with these top Basque baby names.
British Baby Names
Is the union jack emblazoned on your heart? Do you find yourself wishing you could be one of The Doctor’s companions? Or do you simply fancy yourself something of an Anglophile? Whatever the reason for wanting that perfect British baby girl or baby boy name, we have the right list for you.
British Baby Boy Names
Baby will know the sky's the limit with a name that simply oozes creativity and brainiac power. Whether baby is an academic or an artist or a combination of it all, names like Kingston, Tucker, and Jax are indicative of the wide range of unique and perfect names to choose from. British baby boy names offer a wide variety of feel good moments and will have your gut instinct making the decision in no time.Through artistry, repurposed surnames, and general environmental influences, British baby boy names leave nothing to be desired. They have a wide range of the classics we’ve all heard throughout history that will help baby feel fully tied to their heritage. Then on the flipside of things, British baby boy names have also taken pointers from modern society with new approaches with the unique array of gender neutral names that give a distinct flair for your baby boy. These names couldn’t be more considerate if they tried; by choosing a British baby boy name you’ll be giving baby the gift of a unique experience every day.
British Baby Girl Names
With a wide range of names coming from centuries of cultivation, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Classic names and trendy names live in harmony with British baby girl names. They fit any manner of personality and will keep baby feeling encouraged every day. Pansie, Rue, or Temperance will let baby move through any path she sees fit with a unique — and quite frankly, adorable — British name, and what could be better than that?As modern British baby girl names are quickly paving the way for plenty of new ideas, parents looking to get creative while still feeling quintessentially British are able to do just that. The repurposing being done with various historical last names as first names has been just one of the myriad ways in which British baby names have taken a huge turn. These British baby girl names are as unique as they are strong, making perfect sense for your future badass Anglophile.
Celtic Baby Names
How many times have you fallen in love with a story or a name or even just a photo and then found out it has Celtic origins? That is the tale as old as time as far as we’re concerned. Celtic influence can be found all throughout the world — with good reason — so why not let that influence help you choose a name for baby? These Celtic baby names transport you to a different time and place and we couldn’t love them more for it.Celtic baby names are perfect for a one-stop-shop on all the fantasy elements you love because they combine several regions’ histories into one. The term Celtic refers to the languages and cultures of the Celtic nations which are known as Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Brittany. But though this term encompasses many different nations, they each have something special to add to the Celtic Baby Names list.Celtic names for boys like Angus and Dougal are perfect for the strapping young lad you’re sure to have. Alternatively, Arlynn and Betha are lovely Celtic names for the strong, lovely lass you’ll be raising. These names have it all and are enriched with so much history to boot.Celtic baby boy and Celtic baby girl names have a beautiful and whimsical sound when they’re said. They emanate an air of magic and exude charm and elegance. They often have a distinct meaning behind them that sheds some light on its Celtic origins. This compilation of lyrical-sounding names are known for their unusual spellings and unique pronunciation and are sure to stand out in a roll call.
Chinese Baby Names
Congratulations! Adding a baby to your life is an incredibly special time, and one of the first exciting steps to take is coming up with a name. But you don’t need just any name; you’re no doubt looking for a name that carries your heritage, too. And... you’re probably also hoping to find one that will help baby ground themselves with a simple but strong meaning, right? If that sounds like everything you need, then you are looking in the perfect place for it. Stick around and browse this list of beautiful Chinese baby girl and baby boy names and you’ll have the name to fulfill all those wishes in no time.Chinese boy names are something truly special. There are, of course, a vast number of definitions to choose from but generally these names speak to a strength in mind, character, and spirit. A Chinese boy name like Gang, for instance, simply means “strong”. By giving baby a name with that kind of clarity, they’ll always be able to fall back on it and create their intentions from it. However, sometimes Chinese boy names leave a little more room for interpretation, like with Fai. This name means “beginning”, and will allow baby to come up with whatever that means to them at any stage in life.Chinese girl names offer a wide range of definitions, too, but often they fall back on natural influences. Whether it’s flowers or jade or the general tranquility of a forest, Chinese girl names like Chun-hua, Daiyu, Mei-lin, and plenty of others will have you waxing poetic about baby’s beauty every day.Introducing a baby into your life presents the opportunity to teach a new little person about your culture and heritage. This is a chance to be cherished. By giving baby a Chinese name, you honor your culture and start teaching baby about the importance of knowing their familial history from the very first day.
Czech Baby Names
The Bump’s list of Czech baby names brings to you a full collection of names, both popular and unique, for boys and girls alike, originating from the Czech Republic. Give any baby girl or a boy a Czech baby name to celebrate your Czech heritage.
Danish Baby Names
Congratulations! With baby on the way, picking a name can be as difficult as it is exciting. You’re super busy preparing for all of the other practical needs to make baby’s arrival smooth sailing, but you still want to dive deep on the best name for baby. But picking a name for baby doesn’t have to be hard. Danish baby girl and baby boy names are dazzling and meaningful.The traditions of Denmark carry on through these names and can be used as a subtle but meaningful way to pay tribute to the land and culture you love. Danish baby names like Soren and Marieke are unique and fun to say and have been made popular in various books and movies, too.For an even more unique twist, a parent can use any number of these names for an easy gender neutral solution. Beautiful names like Skylor can fit this mold, but in reality, not even the sky is the limit with this selection of Danish baby names.
Dutch Baby Names
Welcome to The Bump’s list of Dutch baby names! Dutch baby names are passed down through the generations. Whether you’re searching for modern or traditional Dutch baby boy or girl names, you’re bound to find one that strikes your fancy here.
Egyptian Baby Names
From the days of the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt to the modern times of Arab Egypt, Egyptian baby boy and baby girl names have grown in popularity. Browse The Bump's full list of Egyptian baby names for a glimpse into a world of priceless treasures.
Finnish Baby Names
With a baby on the way, many parents seek to find some way to give baby the gift of their heritage. By choosing a name to represent their lineage, a parent is giving baby a story to lean on, a figure to look up to, or a beacon of strength to pull from. The Finnish culture is a deeply special one, and celebrating both baby and culture with a Finnish baby girl or baby boy name could be exactly the right next step for you both.Finland is made up of a great deal of determined, educated people. Though not Scandinavian themselves, the Finns are a part of Nordic culture. There is a rich history to be learned and to feel inspired by with all that the Nordic and Finnish cultures have to offer. Their progressive political ideals, their battle tactics through history, and any other of the myriad ways in which this country has led society onto something greater is motivation for us all.Finnish girl and boy names often feel like a fresh and creative take on the Anglicized names we all hear daily. Names like Miska, Edvin, and Lilja, for instance, closely resemble Michael, Edward, and Lily. Alternatively, a lot of the Finnish names you’ll find will be of the more intense sort you’d expect from a Nordic culture; the name Torben means “thunder bear”.Finnish names are dripping with meaning and story that speak to the brilliance of the culture they come from. Choosing one for baby to highlight their heritage and give them a story to harken back to is a lovely birthday present, if you ask us.
French Baby Names
When thinking of France, it’s easy to immediately think of the Eiffel tower, the dozens of romantic locations, the beautiful landscapes, and the vibrant culture. No wonder a country brimming with such beauty has names that are equally alluring. With French being a romance language, the French baby girl and baby boy names are just as delectable as France’s famous Champagne, baguettes, and gourmet cheeses.Speaking of those beautiful French baby names, Colette, Chanel, and Amora have a rich history you can look into. But don’t worry, the boy names also have a lot to offer, too. Consider Dax or Bellamy as choices for your sweet baby boy. They’re all beautiful to say because of the nature of the French language so enjoy the way they trip off the tongue.Some parents choose a French baby name for the lovely way they sound, but being inspired by the rich culture for your new babe’s moniker makes perfect sense, too. With the French society being as old as it is, each name has a story to tell. By reading through and trying out the way they sound, you’ll have an exquisite French name dripping with European charm in no time.
Gaelic Baby Names
Comhghairdeas or Meala-naidheachd! Baby is on the way and we are delighted for you! Naming baby can be really tough, but picking out inspiration from family heritage or maybe even a culture you’ve just always loved is a great place to start. Gaelic baby names have a wide and beautiful range. The regions these names come from are similar on the face of it, but nonetheless they have managed to maintain totally unique histories that influence their culture, and their names, even today.The term Gaelic is one that gets thrown around frequently as a synonym for Celtic, but Gaelic is actually a more specific term. It is a subculture referring to Indo-European languages, like Irish and Scots Gaelic, of specific regions in the Celtic Nations and these baby names take influences from those regions.If you think a Gaelic name is the perfect fit for you and baby then you have come to the exact right place. Eryn and Shaelee are just a couple examples of the beautiful Gaelic baby names for girls. These interesting spellings are sure to make baby stand out in roll call and as she grows up she’ll have an interesting story to tell, too. Gaelic baby boy names come in all shapes and sizes and are — we think — irresistibly fun. With Eiden meaning fire and Ruark meaning champion, baby will be set up for an epic adventure.Gaelic names have a large scope and have definitely earned their bragging rights for beauty and meaning. Naming baby doesn’t have to be tough, so browse through our Gaelic Baby Names list and find the one that makes you and baby feel just as special as we know you are.
German Baby Names
German is often known to sound harsh as a language because it’s rich in consonants, but in reality, German is a language full of love and specificity meant to pinpoint exactly what a person is feeling in words. And if you’ve ever tried to say exactly how you feel for baby already, you know how difficult a task that is, but looking into German baby girl and baby boy names might make that task easier for you.Because German is at the root of a lot of commonly spoken languages, some names you might not have expected are German or are a modern form of an older German baby name. Eloise, though a gentle and sweet sounding name, actually means ‘famous warrior’ and has its origins in a name meaning hale. And speaking of defining by inner strength, German baby boy names like Derek and Leonardo mean ‘power of the tribe’ and ‘lion strength’ respectively.BGerman baby names tell a story. By picking one of these names from such a wide range of definitions, telling baby’s story will be that much easier. Naming baby doesn’t have to be hard and this list of German baby names will help you find the best match for you and baby in a flash.
Ghanaian Baby Names
Congratulations on adding a new member to your family! Looking for names can be hard but it doesn’t have to be when looking into Ghanaian baby girl and baby boy names. By using these names for baby you can easily honor your homeland or family history.Ghana is one of the many countries full of vibrant life in Africa. Wanting to name baby with a Ghanaian name makes sense when you take into account the strength in its history and people. As one of the first countries in Africa to achieve colonial independence, this culture showcases true tenacity and we understand wanting baby to have a name that represents that.The power in these names comes from the descriptions. Often the tradition in Ghana is to name baby for the day they were born or the order in which the children were born. Ghanaian names for girls like Ashantee or Afryea are perfect for showing your gratefulness for baby’s arrival and the joyous time that is. Kaatachi and Osei are strong names denoting leadership or a proud honorable nature and could be perfect to scratch the Ghanaian baby boy name itch. Afuom and Likem are strong gender neutral names for baby, too.Ghana is a country rich in history and traditions that deserves to be celebrated. We know if you take a look through our list of Ghanaian baby names that you’ll be sure to find one for baby that celebrates your family’s history in no time.
Greek Baby Names
What haven’t the Greeks done to influence our art, education, and way of living? That question is easier to answer than trying to come up with things the Greeks didn’t do first. The colorful language, mythology, history, and artistry all lend themselves to modern day muses and what could be a more perfect starting place than that when naming baby? These Greek baby girl and baby boy names have you covered and will no doubt inspire the start of baby’s epoch.
Greek Baby Boy Names
Due to the fact that the Greeks are one of the oldest recorded civilizations, we have their centuries old influences that we can always look back on for inspiration. But as is the nature of cultures and people, the influence of Greek culture didn’t stay exclusive to Greece. Plenty of names we know and recognize as belonging to other cultures have come from deeply rooted Greek origins. With such a vast and worldly influence, the range of names at your fingertips is something wonderful to behold.Names like Sebastian, Theodore, and Nicholas are gorgeous classic Greek baby boy names. But in addition to the more traditional names, there’s also a wide variety of unique names you might not have even known were Greek! Supremely cool names like Phoenix and Jasper are here to make themselves known while also leaving room for repurposed badass names from the past. Atlas and Adonis could make an unbelievably cute set of Greek twins even cuter. But regardless whatever you choose, if you’re going the route of a Greek name you won’t be led astray.
Greek Baby Girl Names
Due to the fact that the Greeks are one of the oldest recorded civilizations, we have their centuries old influences that we can always look back on for inspiration. But as is the nature of cultures and people, the influence of Greek culture didn’t stay exclusive to Greece. Plenty of names we know and recognize as belonging to other cultures have come from deeply rooted Greek origins. With such a vast and worldly influence, the range of names at your fingertips is something wonderful to behold.Greek baby girl names boast a gorgeous variety of popular names like Sophia and Penelope all the way to the more unique names like Demeter and Cressida. These stunning names have a tendency to transport us to a more magical world and will bring baby on a journey wholly her own. Gifting baby the chance to be her own person every step of the way while still offering centuries of cultural legacy to lean on for support seems like an excellent way to say “welcome to the family!”
Hawaiian Baby Names
If the Aloha State’s culture calls you for baby’s name, look no further! Hawaiian baby girl and boy names come in a darling range. They represent the culture and way of life you are undoubtedly looking to share with baby and provide a unique name for the playground, too!Hawaiian baby girl names like Alohalani take the famous root word of “aloha,” which can mean “hello,” “welcome,” “goodbye,” and “love.” When one word can do so much, imagine what can happen when it’s adjoining other beautiful words from the Hawaiian language. Hawaiian baby names impart life lessons and reminders that every parent wants their baby to keep close. Ehehene will remind baby to laugh and find joy every day of their life, a lesson we could all learn to implement daily.Akamu is a name that will keep baby grounded no matter what shape their life ends up taking. Hawaiian baby boy names serve a purpose. They take small—but essential—reminders and instill core values from them. To remind baby they’re alive and to appreciate the wonders around them is the breath of fresh air everyone could use from their name.Implementing a way of life and its values is a difficult task for any person, let alone teaching someone else these lessons! But by choosing a name from your Hawaiian heritage for baby, you’re subtly guiding them in the right direction every day.
Hebrew Baby Names
When you find out you’re expecting, you likely have countless things on your mind, from sharing the good news with your loved ones to preparing the nursery. And of course, naming your bundle of joy is one of the most exciting things towards the top of the list. This is such an exciting time for so many reasons, but one of them is definitely that you now have a world of choices before you to pick a baby girl or baby boy name!
Hebrew Baby Boy Names
Hebrew is one of the oldest languages on Earth. Taking into consideration the centuries upon centuries of records for this culture, it’s not super surprising to find that Hebrew is the source for a lot of names! With these names comes not only decades of variations, but stories to keep their ancestral context alive, too!With the wide range of sounds, spellings, and stories, Hebrew baby boy names have the world to offer. Between the biblical names and the modern variations, these traditions are upheld while still giving the modern sensibilities their fair due. From Elijah to Asher, Hebrew baby boy names will be giving baby deep ties to their heritage from day one.
Hebrew Baby Girl Names
Hebrew is one of the oldest languages on Earth. Taking into consideration the centuries upon centuries of records for this culture, it’s not super surprising to find that Hebrew is the source for a lot of names! With these names comes not only decades of variations, but stories to keep their ancestral context alive, too!Hebrew baby girl names are something truly special. They range in sound, history, and purpose all the while holding true to the ideals of an age-old people. Teaching baby about her culture will be one of the most important things you can do for her. By giving her a Hebrew name, you’re giving her the opportunity to be attached to her family history from day one.
Hungarian Baby Names
Congratulations! With baby on the way you’re ready for so many next steps, but one of the most exciting ones has to be coming up with a name for baby. This process can feel a little daunting; you’re trying to put a name to the little one you don’t know yet and there are so many choices. However, if you’re looking for a name to honor your homeland and family history, Hungarian baby girl and baby boy names are excellent choices.Hungary, being located in central Europe, finds itself at the cross section of so many cultures. The influences from Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia are apparent in affecting the gorgeous array of names you can find in this list. If yourself or your ancestry are from any of these countries, picking a Hungarian baby name could be the perfect choice.When it comes to naming baby, picking names according to their meaning and the way they just roll off the tongue always makes sense. Hungarian boy names, like Imri and Zoltan, have a wide array of interpretations that are a testament to baby’s strength and vibrant presence in your life. Hungarian girl names are just as unique and meaningful, like Zsofia denoting wisdom and Tsigana spinning tales of age old adventurers.Hungarian names feature a wide variety of definitions and sounds, giving you and baby the chance to honor lands and cultures you love in a meaningful, easy way.
Indian Baby Names
Naming baby is one of the many exciting steps you get to take when you find out you’re going to become a parent. But that doesn’t make the choice any less difficult, especially when considering just how many beautiful Indian baby names there are to choose from. This can be an opportunity to pay respects to traditionalism or maybe the start of your own traditions!You might be waiting until you meet baby to choose the perfect Indian girl name or Indian boy name, but no harm in having a look first, right? Try out the way the names feel when you talk about baby or think about which Indian baby name feels just right for both of you.By naming baby with an Indian girl name or Indian boy name you can pay homage to an incredible culture; whether it’s from your own family’s heritage and traditions you want to reflect or maybe you just love the way Indian baby names sound, we understand. Whatever the reason, these names full of meaning and sounds that flow right off the tongue could be the perfect fit for you and baby.We’ve narrowed the list down to help with such an important decision, so take a look at our Indian girl and boy names and make sure to check out the descriptions, too, to gift baby with the perfect name.
Irish Baby Names
If green rolling landscapes, a strong sense of perseverance, and a land with a little bit of magic sounds like home for you, picking from this list of Irish names might be the exact thing you and baby needed. We know picking a name for baby is a hard, important choice but this list of beautiful Irish baby girl and baby boy names can make it so much easier.
Irish Baby Boy Names
If you have any Irish blood in you at all, you’ll no doubt be well accustomed to havin’ the craic, hearing “Ah, sure look”, and slowly enabling your body to run on tea alone. But even if you’re not, everyone can agree Irish baby names are certainly another step in that direction. With names and traditions borne from an island people thousands of years old — approximately 33,000 years old actually — you can imagine there is a lot of information to sift through. But choosing an Irish baby name is not synonymous with becoming a historian, because we’ve got it all right here!Irish baby boy names are steeped in history and tradition while still having that characteristically light lilt that makes the culture and the language well worth loving. More contemporary names like Teagan, Rory, and Payton can make anyone — rightfully — swoon. But if you’re looking for more classic names like Desmond, Cormac, and Conan, the Irish baby boy names options can go on for days. There’s always more to uncover and celebrate with the Irish culture, and starting baby on that journey from day one will enable them to be just as proud as you.
Irish Baby Girl Names
If you have any Irish blood in you at all, you’ll no doubt be well accustomed to havin’ the craic, hearing “Ah, sure look”, and slowly enabling your body to run on tea alone. But even if you’re not, everyone can agree Irish baby names are certainly another step in that direction. With names and traditions borne from an island people thousands of years old — approximately 33,000 years old actually — you can imagine there is a lot of information to sift through. But choosing an Irish baby name is not synonymous with becoming a historian, because we’ve got it all right here!Irish baby girl names embody a culture of badass women that deserve to be celebrated. Between historically acclaimed boss women like Gráinne Ní Mhaol — a pirate queen who eventually befriended and persuaded Queen Elizabeth to act on her bidding — to the modern day pop culture influences like Saoirse Ronan, people with these names have a way of carving themselves a part of history. There is a power to claiming your heritage and wearing it proudly every day, and you can rest assured baby will be someone to be remembered, too.
Italian Baby Names
Congratulazioni! A baby is on the way and we couldn’t be more thrilled for you! We understand that naming baby is really hard, but when these Italian baby girl and baby boy name options are this beautiful, it’ll be easy to find one that will feel perfetta for you and baby.
Italian Baby Boy Names
Italian baby boy names are easily treasured. But looking through a list of so many options can feel a little overwhelming. But luckily for us, there’s plenty of variations of the classic Italian names that picking from this list will highlight baby’s heritage and give him something truly unique to take around every day. Names that speak to your little king’s nobility, winning attitude, and a vast array of other options will give baby a zest for life and encourage him to be his best at all times.The guarantee with these names is that you will find something quintessentially Italian without having to feel like you’re recycling names. So many of these names are classics while still offering a sense of creativity and teaching baby about their familial history. It’s difficult to accomplish everything you want a name to give to baby, but Italian baby boy names get pretty close! With so much inspiration given daily by just saying his name, you’ll be giving baby an excellent first birthday present.
Italian Baby Girl Names
It’s not a leap to connect “Italian baby girl names” with “beauty”. They tend to have that quintessentially gorgeous Italian lilt while still boasting a wide variety of names to fit any and every personality type. Whether baby will be the elegant belle of the ball or a rambunctious little genius — or most likely, a lovely combination of it all — Italian baby girl names are well versed in finding the perfect fit for anyone.Luckily for us, there’s plenty of variations of the classic Italian names that make sorting through this list easy. These names will highlight baby’s heritage and give her something truly unique to take with her every day, but each with a different flavor. Names meaning life, beauty, and a vast array of other options will give baby a zest for life and encourage her to be her best every day. With so much inspiration given daily by just saying her name, you’ll be giving baby an excellent first birthday present.
Japanese Baby Names
Japanese culture is everywhere! The cinema, music, food, anime, and — last but not least — the names from Japan are all worth falling for. The fun sounds, the gorgeous characters you can write them in, and their definitions are just a few things that make Japanese baby girl and baby boy names special.Picking a name for baby can feel difficult, but going this route can ensure the love for Asian culture grows and that baby has a unique name simultaneously. Japanese baby names are lovely and often leave you feeling upbeat after saying them. But not only is saying the name a great experience, these names often inspire those who have them. There are so many creative geniuses that have come out of Japan that we have plenty of names that have a built-in role model to always look up to.Japanese baby boy names like Hideo and Kentaro are wonderful, powerful choices for baby. Alternatively, cute names like Nari and Atsuko could represent the sweet, gentle personality you expect from baby while still tying in the representation you hope to achieve with a Japanese baby name.Just as the Japanese characters are unique and beautiful, so are the names. These gorgeous names are meaningful and perfect for the parent in search of a name that’s fun to say for the sweet, inspired baby you can’t wait to know.
Korean Baby Names
Congratulations! Having a baby is an unbelievably exciting time and picking a name for them is exciting, too! However, sometimes it’s a stressful kind of excitement. But honoring your culture with Korean baby girl and baby boy names has never been easier. With such a wide range of choices, you’ll be teaching your little one their name in no time.Korean girl names often describe a character of a softer nature. But these names also are a tribute to strength of character and wisdom, too. Korean names like Seo-yun and Min-seo are beautiful tributes to the attributes that are going to make baby one to watch for as she makes her way through life by carving out her own path.On the flipside, Korean boy names often are defined with knowledge and general reminders of respect. Starting baby with such fervent well wishes for their character and their future are beautiful tributes to the culture you’re hoping to carry on. Korean names like Jong-woo and Ye-jun are sweet and strong for a solid start to life, and you can’t ask for much more than that.By picking a Korean baby name you are seizing the opportunity to honor your culture and help baby do the same. These names are beautiful and in the multitudes, but having so many choices is made easier by reading through the definitions and saying them aloud. Follow your gut and we’re sure you’ll have your dream Korean baby name in no time.
Latin Baby Names
The time has come to name baby, but where do you start? The choices are endless out there and it can be tricky narrowing down your options. The important first step is letting your gut feelings make the first round of decisions. But, sometimes those feelings can shift day to day, making the decision even harder when it comes to thinking long term. But often, picking the origin of names first allows parents from all over to feel like they’re on solid ground. Latin baby girl and baby boy names are a one-stop-shop when it comes to feeling confident about your decision for baby.First off, Latin culture can mean a lot of different things to different people. Latin is, after all, the mother of most modern languages! Going the historical route or the modern day spin are both entirely possible with the wide spread of Latin names to choose from. You can choose a name like Julius or Augustus for baby to absolutely rock, but you also don’t have to refer to the ancient scholars when considering Latin names. Modern day takes can be gorgeous names like Olivia or Lucy that you’ve heard and loved before.On other points on the gender spectrum, there’s a huge range of Latin boy names with plenty of gender neutral names in the mix, too. With so many to choose from, they are sure to give you that gut feeling you’re looking for. We all know baby can own in equal measure a Latin name resurfacing from the 5th century or one with a more modern spin. But the trick to finding the right one is saying the names out loud to see what feels right for you and baby.Latin is the parent language to the romance languages we all know and love, which makes picking a Latin name as a parent feel a little like fate, doesn’t it? Take a look and pick your favorites from our Latin Baby Names list and baby will be churning out their own Epoch in no time.
Mexican Baby Names
There is so much excitement surrounding the news of baby’s arrival. Not only do you get to welcome baby into the world, but you also have the honor of deciding on the perfect name for them. This is no small feat, as you want to ensure you choose a name that they will proudly carry through life. When it comes to narrowing down your choices, why not go with a Mexican baby name?Mexican baby names are always a solid choice. For some, giving their child a Mexican name might mean carrying on their family tradition or respecting their Mexican heritage. For others, they may feel drawn to a Mexican name in the way it effortlessly rolls off their tongue. Some couples even go for a Mexican baby girl name or baby boy name because it reminds them of the love they have for the beautiful Latin country. Whatever your reason, at The Bump we think deciding on a Mexican baby name is a completely understandable choice.With this list, we’ve made searching for Mexican baby names a breeze. Share your national pride and heritage with your bundle of joy by choosing from our Mexican Baby Names list.
Native American Baby Names
Here at The Bump, we are certain that naming baby is a thrilling time and that Native American cultures deserve to be celebrated, and what better thing to do than combine the two? Luckily for us, though much of these wonderful cultures have been lost, some of the traditions have survived. Naming baby in Native American cultures is incredibly important and comes with a lot of thought. Naming ceremonies take place still today because Native American cultures place a great deal of importance on the names given to their community members. And at The Bump, we also place a great deal of importance on naming baby thoughtfully.If you are a Native American, then you know exactly what we’re talking about. Naming baby is a special time and an important moment in your new life together. Calling upon your Native American heritage or perhaps hoping to have an ancestor live on through baby with Native American names can be a way to make that moment even more special.Choosing a name like Onida for your new Native American girl could be a beautiful way to pay tribute to how long you’ve waited for baby to arrive. Or maybe if you have a specific love for the region or even the sound of it, Tennessee could be the perfect choice when looking for Native American boy names.Native American names are beautiful and rich in culture and we think this list — while adding a lot of new favorites to the mix — can help you find a name fit for baby that’s abundant in ties to your heritage.
Nigerian Baby Names
If you have Nigerian heritage, you probably know that each ethnic group in Nigeria has varying traditional naming practices. The Yoruba tend to give names based on circumstance, like Taiwo for the first born in a set of twins, and Kehinde for the second born. Among the Igbo and Yoruba, names that begin or end with Chi, Chukwu or Oluwa, like the name Chinara, reference God.Choosing from Nigerian baby names and their meanings can help you find a name that’s meaningful for your family. Check out our list of Nigerian baby names for baby boys and baby girls below. Honor your roots and your family history with these popular Nigerian baby names. Ready to look for Nigerian baby names for girls? Search our list below for popular choices like Sade, Dola and Abebi. Looking for Nigerian baby names for your baby boy? Consider options like Ekon, which means strong, and Obi, which means heart.
Norse Baby Names
Check out our list of Norse baby names and their meanings so you can choose a significant name for baby. You’ll find Norse names for baby boys and baby girls. Honor your homeland and family history with these top Norse baby names.
Norwegian Baby Names
Looking for a Norwegian name for the precious new babe? We don’t blame you! There are still so many influences of Norse culture reflected around the world today, why not use that culture as an inspiration for baby? Norwegian baby girl and baby boy names are just as remarkable as their homeland and are the perfect place for you and baby to start.If you’ve ever been to Norway or even just seen photos, you’ll know it’s one of the most beautiful countries to be found in the northern hemisphere. Nicknamed “Land of the Midnight Sun” and with the Northern Lights being a claim to fame, you can just imagine the dramatic views that inspired the Norwegian tradition to carry on. That tradition has influenced art, music, literature, and — luckily for us — epic Norwegian names that will always be timeless.Norwegian boy names can be found in the dozens. There is a long tradition of strength that is historically proliferated through the hundreds of baby boy names. By reading through the descriptions you’ll find yourself with so many options. But don’t worry, there are plenty of fierce names for your Norwegian baby girl, too.Norwegian influence is spread way further than you might initially think, which makes it the perfect place to start. This culture has impacted so many others and with that we’ve gained so many names to honor the beautiful land of Norway and now you and baby can, too.
Persian Baby Names
You have a lot to prepare for the upcoming arrival of your baby. Not only do you have to design the nursery, pick out toys and clothes and build the crib and changing table, but you also have the distinct honor of choosing baby’s name. Deciding on a name for your little one is certainly an exciting task, but it will likely take some time to narrow down all the amazing options.Are you leaning toward a Persian baby name? Perhaps you want to honor your Middle Eastern heritage or maybe you simply like the sound of Persian names. After all, Persian baby names, often originating from a work of Persian literature called the Shahnameh, are beautiful and unique. If you’re looking for Persian options, The Bump brings you a wealth of Persian baby boy and baby girl name suggestions along with their meanings in a single place. Browse our list until you settle on the ideal name for your baby.
Polish Baby Names
The Polish people and their naming customs are Slavic in origin and Christian in tradition, often naming baby boys and girls after saints. Their Slavic roots means these names have originated from the Indo-European countries. Check them out here!
Portuguese Baby Names
Congratulations! You’ve found out you’re going to welcome a bundle of joy into the world, so now it’s time to decide on the perfect name. While you may feel like it’s a lot of pressure to choose the ultimate name, it doesn’t have to be a stressful process. Portuguese baby girl or baby boy names cover a wide range and are an excellent place to start when trying to ease some of that stress of choice.Portuguese influence can be found all over the world. It is the official language for 10 countries and is spoken by around 270 million people — it’s safe to say this language covers quite a lot of cultures. By covering so many it means the selection of beautiful Portuguese baby names have been influenced as a result!Plenty of parents decide on Portuguese baby girl names or baby boy names simply because they have a lovely ring to them. These gorgeous names celebrate a wide mix of cultures and could be the perfect way for you to pay homage to your homeland or even just a language you love.
Russian Baby Names
As soon as you know baby is on the way, brainstorming potential names becomes a top priority. Whether you’re just tossing around options to see how they sound, or getting serious about picking a name ASAP, the name search can be incredibly exciting.Are you thinking about giving baby a Russian or Slavik name? You can be sure that like their Slavic roots, these Russian baby names are all unique. If you know you want to throw a few Russian baby names into the running, but don’t know where to start, The Bump can help you search Russian names to find the perfect fit for your little one.
Sanskrit Baby Names
Congratulations on having a new little soul join your family! Picking a name can be really difficult because you’re looking for a name to give to a person you haven’t met yet. With the responsibility of picking a lifelong title it can be a bit of a heady task. But if you’re in need of traditional names, Sanskrit baby girl and baby boy names are the perfect place to start.The Sanskrit language is one of the oldest in human history. This language is at the pinnacle of traditionalism and can allow you and baby to connect with your Indo-Aryan roots. A Sanskrit baby name gives you the opportunity to pay homage to some deeply rooted ancestry and giving baby a beautiful, unique name simultaneously.Sanskrit names for girls like Uma and Veda are time-honored names with definitions that make them even more dazzling. Uma means splendor or tranquility and Veda means knowledge or wisdom. By picking a Sanskrit baby name you’re opening up the doors for baby to start off life with a substantial history to take inspiration from. Sanskrit boy names like Aditya, meaning ‘the sun’, and Jahan, meaning ‘the world’, have thousands of years to show for making a powerful name.Whether you’re honoring your homeland by picking a Sanskrit baby name or you want to aid the language in staying alive, you will end up with an uncommon name for baby that will be sure to turn a few heads.
Scandinavian Baby Names
With a rich history of the Vikings, Nordic gods and goddesses and the Old Norse language, Scandinavian baby names are a popular choice. Whether you choose Scandinavian names to celebrate your Scandinavian heritage, or simply because you like the ring of them, our list can help you search.You can choose from well-known Scandinavian names like the extremely popular Mia and Jensen, or you can search some of the less common options. Either way, The Bump’s list of Scandinavian baby names is here to help you choose the perfect name for baby!
Scottish Baby Names
The land, the accents, the culture, the cinematic views — what’s not to love about Scotland? If you’re planning for your wee babe to be running around in kilts and maybe taking up the bagpipes, then you have come to the right place. Scottish baby names are the next step for your future highlander and we couldn’t be more excited for you both!
Scottish Baby Boy Names
The Scots have long been known as a deeply proud people. They are fierce in their dedication to their people and their land, making the culture easily fueling the fires of inspiration. Scottish baby boy names tell a story. They tell the story of the culture and the people of the time it came to be as well as the path they were intending to lay out for baby.Scottish baby boy names take their history into account while still keeping up the feeling of staying trendy. Names like Bryce and Cameron of course take the lead in popularity, but the more unique names like Barclay and Donal are certainly not to be glossed over. The traditional names that can be found all throughout history have stuck around for a reason and we just know baby will love them, too!
Scottish Baby Girl Names
The range in Scottish baby girl names is truly a sight to behold. They somehow accomplish the task of being traditionally influenced but modernly applicable. With the clans of Scotland being as old as they are, plenty of family names have gone through iterations upon iterations. Then on the other side of things, some of the names you may not even realize actually are Scottish to begin with!Your ancestral clan and your modern sensibilities can live on in baby by simply picking — and subsequently falling for — a Scottish baby girl name. McKenna, Davina, and Ayleen are all indicative of the gorgeous tradition being upheld. But if you’re considering a twist for your little Jacobite queen, Campbell, Bowie, and Greer are also infinitely beautiful. Displaying your ancestry proudly while still meshing with the world of today can feel difficult, but Scottish baby girl names know exactly where that sweet spot is.
Slavic Baby Names
Picking a Slavic baby name can mean a wide range of things. The term Slav represents so many cultures under one umbrella and serves as an easy way to consolidate all of these captivating names in one place. A Slavic name could mean a name influenced by Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, or any of the other 12 or so regions that fall into this category. So how do you narrow down such a large choice?We suggest saying these names out loud and choosing a name for baby by its significance in meaning. If you’re in need of a Slavic name with a religious intonement, consider Ivan or Ivanna, meaning God is gracious. Or perhaps if you’re hoping for a name imbued with the elegance of your surroundings, consider names like Zora and Leena, meaning dawn and light.Picking a Slavic girl or boy name for baby can serve as a way to honor your homeland and family history. These names showcase a strength and refined grace that can be a lovely tribute to your ancestry and loved ones in one fell swoop. By picking your favorites from this Slavic Baby Names list, you’ll be a huge step closer to finding the best name for baby.
Spanish Baby Names
Felicidades on the wonderful news; there’s a baby on the way! Picking a name for your brand new bundle of joy can be one of the first things you do as a parent and it’s a very important choice you’re making for baby. We understand this task can be stressful on parents so we’ve compiled a list of gorgeous Spanish baby girl names and Spanish baby boy names to make that search a little easier!
Spanish Baby Boy Names
In Spain, family is everything. With that, the process of naming is incredibly important. Names are an opportunity to pay homage to your ancestry, your culture, and your loved ones. With a selection of names that range from modern day all the way back to your favorites from the 15th century.Giving baby ties to his heritage is important and can be difficult to manage if you also are hoping to give them a totally unique experience. Luckily though, Spanish baby boy names have been tried and tested and come out with plentiful variations that make the heart swoon. Santiago, Luis, and Xavier are gorgeous examples of the traditional names that still carry the Spanish banner proudly. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, more unique names like Socorro and Arlando are excellent representatives of the vibrant Spanish culture you hope to impart on baby. Baby will know exactly what culture to lean on and where they came from with a Spanish baby boy name to remind them daily.
Spanish Baby Girl Names
In Spain, family is everything. With that, the process of naming is incredibly important. Names are an opportunity to pay homage to your ancestry, your culture, and your loved ones. With a selection of names that range from modern day all the way back to your favorites from the 15th century.The way certain names have evolved to create diminutive forms or just new stand alones entirely is meant to be celebrated. Names like Nina, Mira, and Mila all take can take the cake for adorable short forms. While Spanish baby girl names like Ximena, Ramona, and Esperanza are traditional names that are here to stay. These names will help baby tell the story of her family and feel attuned to her culture from day one.
Swahili Baby Names
When you begin looking for baby names, look for inspiration both in your life and your heritage. Particularly if you have East African roots, Swahili baby names can be profoundly meaningful. You are probably familiar with some well-known Swahili names like Aaliyah for baby girls or Barack for baby boys, but there are plenty of beautiful Swahili baby names to choose from. Whether you want a name that is relatively popular, or one that feels unique and uncommon, find these and other Swahili names on the list below brought to you by The Bump.
Swedish Baby Names
The Bump has created this extensive list of Swedish baby names for you to look through and find the coolest, most popular Swedish baby boy and baby girl names and learn their meanings. It's the only stop to make when choosing a Swedish name.
Turkish Baby Names
Congratulations! With baby on the way you’re ready for so many next steps, but one of the most exciting ones to take has to be coming up with a name for baby. Though the process of trying to put a name on the little one you don’t know yet can feel a little daunting. But, if you’re looking for a name to honor your homeland and family history, Turkish baby girl and baby boy names are excellent starting places.Turkey’s beaches, city life, and rich antiquity are a testament to the beautiful country that has inspired artistry of all kinds and a land where history was meant to be born. The ornate mosques and the vibrant life that can be found all over Turkey are nothing short of incredible muses to help you and baby pick the perfect name.Turkish names for baby come from an amalgamation of the rich cultures that can be found in and around the dazzling country. Euphrates as a Turkish boy name can pay tribute to the legendary river and baby’s strength. And if you’re itching to stick with the water theme, Kaia is the perfect Turkish girl name, meaning ’the sea.’Turkish culture will always deserve tribute. Picking a Turkish name for baby is the perfect way to let your love for the land thrive and your ancestry live on.
Ukrainian Baby Names
Ukraine is a country of artists housing unknowable strength from each individual to the larger population. Though parts of the country might look entirely different from one another, the Ukrainian spirit beats in every heart through each generation. Picking a Ukrainian baby girl or boy name will remind baby of their homeland and the perseverance that runs in the blood of every Ukrainian.From the literary geniuses to painters, dancers, and the community proliferating the folk arts, Ukraine is a home for creativity and great minds. Baby girl and boy Ukrainian names are special because they recognize these qualities in baby. Calling upon baby’s heritage, no matter how far they are from their homeland, is often imperative when a parent is looking for the perfect name.Ukrainian baby names like Mykola and Sofiyko embody the spirit and hopefulness everyone could use in their daily life. But more specifically, Kalyna and Iryna are gorgeous Ukrainian baby girl names for the parent looking to celebrate baby’s femininity with her heritage! Not to be outdone, Ukrainian baby boy names highlight their proud heritage equally as steadfastly, with choices varying from Olek to Vasyl.The Ukrainian people are known for their perseverance and artistry through the ages, with a deep connection to their culture and folk arts. Even if baby won’t live in Ukraine, they can keep their vibrant heritage bursting through every stitch and seam of the fabric of their life. Accomplishing that task is no easy feat, but starting off life with a Ukrainian name makes that task that much easier.
Vietnamese Baby Names
Vietnam is a land of beauty, spirituality, and vibrant culture. Being right alongside so many different Asian cultures has led to a unique cultivation that is distinctly Vietnamese. The language of Vietnamese being a tonal language can often be difficult to learn if you haven’t been taught from the very beginning. But if you’re here to celebrate your heritage and share this culture with baby by choosing a Vietnamese baby girl or baby boy name, then you know exactly what pitfalls to watch out for!This land is comprised of people from all different styles of living, creating an environment totally unique. With so much rich cultural history it’s no surprise that you’re wanting to choose a Vietnamese name for baby to give them ties to their ancestry. These names are strong and diverse and enable families to pull in the heritage that makes them so beautiful.Vietnamese girl names like Lang or Minh show off the beauty in simplicity that is essential to Vietnamese names. On the flip side, Giang and An Dung are lovely examples of the brilliant Vietnamese boy names to give to your little boy. But if you’re in the market for a gender neutral name to tie in your heritage, gorgeous contenders like Quang, Xuan, and Hue could absolutely scratch that itch.Baby names from Vietnam are a wonderful way to pay homage to your ancestors and look forward to the future with your culture in mind. With the diverse range epitomizing the beauty in simplicity, you’ll find the ideal Vietnamese name for baby in no time.
Welsh Baby Names
Welsh baby names are incredibly unique. If Welsh isn’t your native tongue, the language can look quite daunting; there’s usually a lot of consonants that you’re not sure what to do with. Llawenydd, for instance, is the word for joy but the word for baby is babi. Knowing that there are some easily readable words should give the non-Welsh speaker some hope for the beautiful baby names we have lined up for you with our Welsh Baby Names list.On the flipside, if you are a Welsh speaker, llongyfarchiadau! We are so delighted for you and baby. These Welsh baby names give you the chance to embrace your heritage or interests by picking out an enchanting, unique Welsh name. Wales is a country rich in history and its association with all things Celtic means it’s got a little bit of magic, too. We’ve found this modern day magic inspiring and we know plenty of others have felt the same.Artists throughout history have used the Welsh culture as an influence on their creations and we think you could be similarly inspired. For instance, a name like Arwen could tick those boxes for your Tolkien and Welsh needs. Welsh baby girl names, like Cerridwen or Guinevere, are practically begging your baby to be running through rolling green hills after faeries or writing fantastical stories. Welsh names for boys run the gamut from Cayden to Rhys to Marvin, or — going by their definitions — from battle to enthusiasm to sea friend.Here at The Bump we are sure you’re going to find the perfect Welsh name for baby with these colorful names and their wide scope of meanings to suit any and all needs.
Yiddish Baby Names
Check out our list of Yiddish baby names and their meanings so you can choose a significant name for baby. You’ll find Yiddish names for baby boys and baby girls. Honor your homeland and family history with these top Yiddish baby names.
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