Sonnet is a gender-neutral name of Italian and Latin origin. Referring to a type of 14-line poem, the name derives from the Italian word sonetto, meaning “little song.” Sonnets were invented in the 13th century, and were often used to express love, making this name an adorable way to declare your love for baby! Some famous examples include Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee?” and Shakespeare’s “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” If you’re a lover of poetry, Sonnet could be a unique and beautiful name for your little one. Actor Forest Whitaker chose it for his daughter in 1996.
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