Category Archives: New Year Baby Names


New Year, New Baby

This weekend will mark the first day of the New Year. Whether you will be out celebrating with friends, or staying at home with the family, this year will mark the start of a new you as a soon-to-be parent. Here are a few names picked by the Baby Name Registry that are sure to suit your 2012 New Year baby. Check back after the New Year for hot new trends that are sure to catch on as we progress through the end of the winter and into the spring. Have a healthy and safe New Year!


Garnett (English/French): Resembling the dark-red gem; birthstone of January
Neo (Greek): Brand-new
Newland (English): From the new land
Phoenix (Greek): A dark-red color; in mythology, an immortal bird


Aviva (Hebrew): One who is innocent and joyful; resembling spring time
Eve (Hebrew): Giver of life; a lively woman
January (Latin): A winter child; born during the month of January
Shiloh (Hebrew): One who is peaceful; abundant



2012 Trends: Perfectly Girly and Masculine Names

What do you get when you add an extra dose of femininity to the perfect sweetheart names? The top trendy baby girl names of 2012, of course! In addition to the baby name trends posted yesterday, here are a couple more foreseen trends that are sure to kick off the start of the New Year. From extremely girly to the new boys on the block, this list of names is sure to be anything but boring:

Feminine Names: 2012 Trend

Amelia (German): One who is industrious and hardworking
Charlotte (French): Little woman
Emma (German): One who is complete; a universal woman
Grace (Latin): Having God’s favor; in mythology, the Graces were the personification of beauty, charm, and grace
Olivia (Latin): Feminine form of Oliver; of the olive tree; one who is peaceful

New Boys on the Block: 2012 Trend

Aiden (Irish): A fiery young man
Alexander (Greek): Helper and defender of mankind
Benjamin (Hebrew): Son of the south; son of the right hand
Connor (Gaelic): A wolf-lover
Gavin (Welsh): A little white falcon
Nicholas (Greek): Of the victorious people
Owen (Welsh/Gaelic): Form of Eugene, meaning “a wellborn man/a youthful man”
Rory (Gaelic): A red-haired man