Congratulations, it’s a baby! Can you imagine not knowing whether you’re having a girl or boy? Some parents wait until meeting their newest addition to know the gender. That means a lot of yellow and green decorating in the nursery, and twice the baby names to pick! It’s hard enough deciding on a name when you know the gender, but when the big day will be a surprise, there’s a lot of room to sway on your decision.
Here are our top picks for definite boy names and top picks for definite girls!
Benjamin (Hebrew): Son of the south; Son of the right hand
Micah (Hebrew): Form of Michael, meaning “he who is like god”
Mauricio (Spanish): Moorish
Ronald (English): Powerful; Rules with counsel
Jeanine (French): Feminine form of John; God is gracious
Erica (Scandinavian/ Latin): Ever the ruler/ resembling heather
Amara (Greek): One who will be forever beautiful
Amelia (German): One who is industrious and hardworking
We usually tailor our name recommendations for girls and boys, but what if you already know you’re having a baby girl? We will catch up with the boys next time! Baby names for girls have a lot of freedom. Spelling and pronunciation can be altered, or you can look at names traditionally used for boys. Jessica Simpson named her daughter Maxwell, and she wasn’t the first. The most common names for girls seem to be names like Sophia, Ava and Isabella, which are names we love. But if you’re looking for a unique name for your baby girl, we wouldn’t blame you. Trending names right now will result in knowing several children with the same name. Here is our top pick of names for baby girls that aren’t on the most commonly used lists.
Adie (Hebrew/German) Jeweled ornament/ Noble and kind
Cooper (English): One who makes barrels
Hensley (American): One who is ambitious
Karmin (Latin) Form of Carmen, meaning “a beautiful song”
May (Latin): Born during the month of May; Form of Mary, meaning “star of the sea”
Sarika (Indian/Hungarian): Resembling a parrot/ Form of Sarah, meaning “princess; lady”
That’s right, we said it! Parents who are not afraid to think outside of the box for naming their child are few and far between. Here is a list of “funk-tastic” baby names, brought to you by the BabyNameRegistry.info. We hope you enjoy and as we always say, inspiration for choosing a name can come from just about anywhere!
Blaze (Latin/American): Form of Blaise, meaning “a fiery man”
[Parents: Before jumping to conclusions and automatically crossing this off of your list of possibilities—consider this name paired with the middle name Alexander: Blaze Alexander. Not only does it sound masculine, it is also very powerful and strong.]
Jax (English): Form of Jackson, meaning “the son of Jack of John”
Levi (Hebrew): We are united as one; in the Bible, one of Jacob’s sons
Zander (Slavic): Helper and defender of mankind
Aspen (English): From the Aspen tree
Gwendolyn (Welsh): One who is fair; of the white ring
Harlie (English): Form of Harley, meaning “from the meadow of the Hares”
Tullia (Irish): One who is peaceful
Move over men, let the ladies take charge. It’s Women’s History Month and BabyNameRegistry.info wants to honor the grandmothers, great grandmothers, mothers, step-mothers, nieces, aunts, cousins, and any other woman in your life who has made a difference. In honor of Women’s History, here are a few select names derived from those who have made a difference in the lives of women around the world; perfect for a baby girl born during the month of March.
Amelia (German): One who is industrious and hardworking -Amelia Earhart
Eleanor (Greek): Form of Helen, meaning “the shinning light” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Elizabeth (Hebrew): My God is bountiful -Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucretia (Latin): A bringer of light; a successful woman -Lucretia Mott
Lucy (Latin): One who is illuminated -Lucy Stone
Mae (Latin): Born during the month of May -Mae Jemison
Melba (Australian): From the city of Melbourne -Melba Pattillo
Rosa (Greek): Resembling the beautiful and meaningful flower -Rosa Parks
Sally (English): Form of Sarah, meaning “princess lady” -Sally Ride
Susan (Hebrew): Resembling a graceful white lily -Susan B. Anthony
Today is January 20th, 2012. What makes this day unique is the use of the numbers zero, one, and two. Baby names with the same letters repeated tend to have a spunky and trendy feel. For short, cute, and simple names that will not only be easy to pronounce but easy to spell when your child begins to read and write, check out this list of names re-using the same letters.
Bob (German): Form of Robert, meaning “one who is bright with fame”
Jarrell (English): One who rules with a spear
Keenan (Gaelic): Of the ancient family
Reece (Welsh): Having great enthusiasm for life
Anna (Latin): A woman graced with God’s favor
Ava (German): A birdlike woman/from the water
Cailin (Gaelic): A young woman; a lass
Lulu (Hawaiian/African): A calm, peaceful woman/as precious as a pearl
History was made seventy-seven years ago today. On January 11th, 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. This type of bravery at the time was rare and demonstrated only by a select few such as Earhart who made their way to history books. If you are expecting a child, here are a few names that might interest you that hold the meaning of strong, noble, brave or courageous.
Caleb (Hebrew): Bold
Dustin (English/German): Brave
Everett (English): Strong
Gerard (English): Brave
Brianna (Gaelic): Strong
Kyra (Turkish): Strong woman
Maia (Latin/Maori): Brave warrior
Valora (Latin): Brave; courageous
These young celebrity children will only be a year or two older than your soon-to-be! If they take after mom and dad, they might be the next big name in Hollywood. If you are stumped and have yet to settle on a name, consider the names of your favorite celebrity couples children.
Flynn (Irish): One who has a ruddy complexion -Son of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Leo (Latin): Resembling a lion -Son of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Phyllon (Greek): Leaf -Son of Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James
Shane (English): Form of John, meaning “God is gracious” -Son of Shane Filan and Gilliam Welsh
Coco (Spanish): Form of Socorro, meaning “one who offers help and relief” -Daughter of Tony Kanal and Erin Lokitz
Grace (Latin): Having God’s favor -Daughter of Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
Hillary (Greek): A cheerful woman; bringer of joy -Daughter of Samantha and Michael Hess
Vida (Latin/Hebrew) Life/one who is dearly loved: -Daughter of Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves