NAMING YOUR BABY IN 2019: WHERE DO YOU START?
[Updated for 2020] What is truly yours but came from somewhere else? What is very personal but shared with everyone?
A Complete Guide To Choosing Baby Names
Having a baby is a wonderful adventure with lots to prepare for and nine arduous months of trying to pick the perfect baby name.
Do you and your better half struggle to decide on something together? Have you fallen in love with a moniker that brings back terrible memories for them?
Is the new baby name going to avoid the possibility of jests in the playground?
THEN YOU HAVE THE PLETHORA OF STYLE QUESTIONS FOR THE PERFECT BABY NAME
- Do you opt for something traditional?
- Do you take influence from the celebrity world and go for something completely out-of-the-norm?
For example, Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson chose Birdie Mae for their daughter’s name and Rachel Platten & Kevin Lazan chose Violet Skye.
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson opted for the something epic when they chose ‘Everest‘ for their baby girl, whereas Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin went in a different direction with the crisp sounding ‘Apple.’
With the popularity of unique names on the rise, now, more than ever do you have complete flexibility in choosing the perfect name for your new baby.
There isn’t much you can’t use for inspiration for your little one’s identity.
Whether your influence comes from your favourite band (Zeppelin, Floyd, Pepper), singer (Marley, Otis, Iswell, Lennon), song (Maxwell, Piper, Jude), or celebrity (Hilton, Willow, Maddox); the possibilities are endless.
You could even opt for a name based on its meaning.
Unique does not have to be something far-fetched or outrageously eyebrow raising and ridiculous. Choosing a non-traditional name for your child just means picking something individual for whatever your reasons are.
There are lots of strikingly stunning names that haven’t made their way to the mass market. That is what makes them so special. The process is not as scary as it sounds.
While there are countless names to choose from, as we can derive from our opening riddle, a name is something incredibly unique and personal to you and your child.
Naming Your Baby – A helping hand
Whatever you choose will be perfect and personal. Nevertheless, wanted to give you a helping hand to make your job of choosing the perfect baby boy or baby girl name that little bit easier.
We compiled a list of beautiful, unique names that we know you would love, along with their definitions.
|Addler||To hold the qualities of an eagle: The confident solo high-flying majestic bird which never surrenders to the size of its prey.|
|Adonis||In Greek mythology, Adonis is an impressive young man loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, love, and procreation.|
|Albie||A brilliant and bright being who holds my heart.|
|Aman||Is to have a peaceful and trusting nature. Someone who lives life fearlessly.|
|Amelyn||A character who is profoundly independent and intellectual.|
|Apollo||With strong science and Greek mythology roots, Apollo is an excellent choice for your son.|
|Avarna||A meek individual with a fun loving nature.|
|Balea||One who is free-spirited, carefree, and happy.|
|Bernadette||To be as ‘brave as a bear.’|
|Bijou||Translated as ‘jewel’, Bijou is a charming name for your little one.|
|Bodhi||A spiritual choice, Bodhi means ‘awakening or enlightenment.’|
|Braelin||A person who is intelligent, bright, and wise|
|Cadence||Derived from a musical expression, Cadence describes a rhythmic flow.|
|Cahya||One who brings light into the darkness.|
|Cairo||An individual who is both strong and victorious.|
|Caledon||A strong and robust person.|
|Castel||One of nobility who resides in a castle.|
|Cavall||The name of King Arthur’s companion. ‘Cavell’ is to be bold.|
|Celeste||A soft feminine name with sweet heavenly suggestions.|
|Daana||A knowledgeable individual.|
|Dabney||One who fairly imparts justice.|
|Darcia||Representing grace and charm, Darcia is the feminine version of Darcy.|
|Dior||One who has an open heart.|
|Domino||A person who is master of all.|
|Dulce||A popular modern Spanish and Portuguese that translates as ‘sweet’.|
|Ebele||To be merciful and kind.|
|Eeli||One who lifts those around them to a higher level of wellbeing.|
|Ekam||A spiritual leader, one who represents oneness.|
|Elton||The name of God’s fighter.|
|Embry||A well-loved individual who is champion at winning people’s hearts.|
|Esmae||Is the French name for one who is well respected.|
|Esther||Spanning back from the Old Testament; what was once a highly popular name, Esther – star, by definition – is rarely used.|
|Fable||The name of a story with hidden meaning, usually highlighting the difference between right and wrong.|
|Falak||Is the path of multiple galaxies.|
|Fargo||Given to the name of a person that comes from a fenced pasture.|
|Farron||One who lives to serve.|
|Firdous||The given name for the realm of paradise.|
|Firenze||The Italian name for its fine city, Florence; a Firenze is a beautiful blossoming flower.|
|Fletcher||Known as the maker of arrows.|
|Gabriella||A powerful and elegant girls name which translates into ‘woman of God’|
|Galaxy||The magnificent structure of the stars.|
|Gatsby||Made popular by Leonardo DiCaprio, Gatsby is to give off an air of extravagance.|
|Gia||Derived from Giovanna or Gianna, Gia is a cute and lesser-known name. All by definition is one who is ‘gracious.’|
|Gray||An intelligent individual.|
|Gunner||More so favoured by military folk, Gunner is a strong name for any young boy.|
|Helen||A charming name whos beauty has made it one of the top names in history. In its simplest terms translates as ‘the bright one.’|
|Hermie||Reaching dizzy new heights, ‘Hermie’ is the peak of a mountain.|
|Hikaru||A luminous character who brightens any room.|
|Hyat||To truly live.|
|Indigo||This dark blue colour makes for a gorgeous girls name.|
|Ingrid||An elegant blend of beauty and charisma.|
|Jaedyn||A humble individual that embraces gratitude.|
|Jayla||One who is happy with themselves and all those around them.|
|Jayson||A character who is a healer.|
|Jazz||A soothing, relaxing form of music which makes a wonderful unisex name.|
|Jett||This precious dark jewel makes for a fantastic moniker.|
|Jina||A natural born investigator with strong leadership skills, propelled by a sense of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge.|
|Jinan||One who is versatile, who doesn’t have trouble adapting and overcoming life’s hurdles. Living a life of no limits.|
|Jinny||Known as the white wave, an individual who is dynamic with a strong and persuasive nature that loves to help others.|
|Juniper||One who is both fresh and energetic; who lives to be one with nature.|
|Kabili||He who is brave and honest.|
|Kadal||An individual who is one with the Ocean.|
|Kahali||A mischievous character with a harmless nature.|
|Kaholo||To be nimble and quick-footed.|
|Kairi||An ocean village.|
|Kayani||A Regal name fit for either a boy or a girl. Kayani is to be king or queen-like.|
|Keagan||The descendant of the fiery one; a passionate individual who is a force to be reckoned with.|
|Keanu||Known as the cool and gentle breeze.|
|Kinta||A life lived with laughter.|
|Lahari||The name of the gentle wave, lapping against the shore.|
|Layla||By definition is one ‘born at night.’|
|Leighton||A moniker suitable for either sex meaning ‘one from the meadow.’|
|Leiko||An underrated, lovely petite flower|
|Lennon||An individual who is very dear.|
|Lightning||A bright, brilliant bolt.|
|Lucia||Translated, this Latin name means ‘light’.|
|Madeleine||Derives from the French name, translated into ‘from the tower.’|
|Malaki||Strong biblical connections and is known as ‘my messenger’.|
|Massie||A name inspired by the Scottish clan name ‘Matheson.’|
|Maya||Perfect for travel-loving families. Translates as the ‘Daughter of Atlas’|
|Mel||One who is fearless and daring.|
|Mentari||A powerful being who harnesses the power of the sun, unleashing a powerful light wherever they go.|
|Merthyr||One who would sacrifice themselves for the greater good.|
|Naida||If your child is born in the months that make her a water sign, it is fitting to name her after the aquatic goddess.|
|Neo||One with many talents.|
|Nihara||A flowing body of descending water.|
|Nikita||One who is supreme and strong. A resilient woman who will overcome anything.|
|Noah||The epitome of relaxation and inner zen. One who is always calm.|
|Noor||Is our most powerful star; the sun.|
|Nuaim||A gentle and forgiving individual|
|Oakley||A trendy cool name suitable for either little girl or boy.|
|Ogilvy||One who shows forgiveness and compassion to wrongdoers.|
|Ophelia||Made famous by Shakespeare’s tragedy, Ophelia is one who loves to help others.|
|Otis||This sweet sounding German name is translated into ‘wealthy.’|
|Pretoria||The South African city makes a chic name for a little girl.|
|Pyralis||One made of fire.|
|Quentin||An unusual name made famous by the film director, this subtle numerical name – meaning the number five – is an excellent choice for your son.|
|Reiley||A brave and courageous being.|
|Ridge||Inspired by nature, this name is a great moniker for either sex.|
|Sacha||A fierce defender who lives to help others.|
|Safari||An adventurous character with the heart of an explorer.|
|Sage||Inspired by the fragrant herb, meaning ‘wise and knowing’.|
|Sanyu||A light-hearted Japanese name for one who is eternally happy.|
|Sofia||An elegant name for a wise female.|
|Solace||One who brings comfort and peace to others.|
|Solaris||Someone who is of the Sun|
|Taitt||A cheerful bein who lives to bring happiness to others.|
|Tamika||A stunning Japanese name translated as a ‘child of the people’|
|Tatiana||A favourite of the Russians, a name which one derived from ‘Titus’, the ancient Sabine king.|
|Teaghan||The little poet.|
|Terra||In mythology ‘Terra’ is the goddess of Earth.|
|Terrell||The ruler of thunder.|
|Terrence||An ancient Roman clan.|
|Teshi||One who is full of laughter|
|Tokori||Someone who holds the quality of owls; living a serene and observant life.|
|Truman||One who is faithful and loyal.|
|Tulay||This mystical name means the ‘veil of the moon.’|
|Wanniya||Represents a strong-willed and high-spirited woman.|
|Winter||With the rise of summer related names, its icier cousin is a cool name for a seasonal birth.|
|Zane||Is the English translation of the Hebrew name ‘Yahweh.’ Translated it is one who is merciful.|
|Zayda||A prosperous huntress who holds fantastic luck.|
|Zion||One who is raised up and uplifts others.|
|Ziva||The Hebrew moniker indicates one who is brilliant.|
Choosing the perfect name for your little baby boy or baby girl does not have to be daunting. Some parents find it impossible to decide until they meet their little bundle of joy for the first time.
Then the baby’s name tends to come more naturally. Whether you prefer the traditional route or if you’d rather a moniker with that is that little bit extra special, the journey of having your first child is an incredible journey.
We hope our hand-selected list of baby names helps you to make it a smoother ride in 2019.