Baby, What does Your Name Mean?

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If you are reading this article it can mean only one thing: you are expecting a baby in your life. When it comes to baby names, parents generally tend to disagree. A moniker that the mother likes can be disliked by the father or vice versa. It’s always a hard decision to make for your child. You can decide upon your child’s name starting with the gender: feminine, masculine or unisex. Then you browse it by alphabet, by origin, by theme or by meaning. Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t worry! We are here to help you.

Instead of panicking, take this step by step. We made a list of the most popular baby names from the U.S. and the meaning each one has. Ready?

Boy names

  1. Noah (Hebrew) – in the Old Testament, God chose Noah to build the greatest ark that was ever made in order to survive the Great Flood. It means rest and comfort;
  2. Benjamin (Hebrew) – meaning right hand’s son is more common as a surname from the period of the crusades;
  3. Aiden (Irish) – if you watched the series from SATC, than you are probably thinking of that Aiden. Apparently, this name originates from the Celtic God of sun and fire, Aodh and it means fiery one;
  4. Jackson (English) – meaning son of Jack and a very powerful name for a boy;
  5. Liam – (Irish) – strong-willed warrior and protector. This name is a short version of Uilliam, meaning helmet of will.

Girl names

  1. Emma (German) – meaning whole or universal, the name is popular since the 19th century from Jane Austen’s Emma;
  2. Harper (English) – originally a last name meaning someone who plays the harp;
  3. Ava (German) – it is a short form of the name Chava, meaning life or living one;
  4. Madison (English) – from Madde, a medieval girl’s name short for Madeleine or Maud;
  5. Isabella (Hebrew) – a variation of Isabel, itself a variation of Elizabeth, meaning devoted to God.

It’s not easy to make this choice for your baby but if you choose wisely, your child will wear it with pride and happiness. People find inspiration for baby names everywhere and you have plenty of time to decide. Search the internet, ask your friends, think about your favorite characters, the choices are limitless.

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