Baby Name Meanings

Susie McGee
Happy Family

Learn the meaning behind potential baby names to help influence the decision regarding a name for your baby. With so many names to choose from, it helps to use their meanings to narrow down the field and find the name that you truly love.

Baby Names and Meanings

One of the most important tasks you'll ever encounter is choosing a name for your baby. There are so many factors that go into picking the perfect name for a child. Some people simply love giving traditional names to their children, while others search for that unique name to give their child. Some new parents search for names that have significant meanings.

Boys' Baby Name Meanings

Names Beginning with A

Aaron-"Shining light, messenger"

Abraham-"Father of multitude"

Adam-"Man"

Alan-"Harmony"

Alden-"Defender"

Alexander-"Leader"

Almanzo -"Precious man"

Amory-"Worker"

Arnold-"Strong"

Aubrey-"Ruler"

Ausin-"Useful"

Names Beginning with B

Bailey-"Server"

Baxter-"Baker"

Benedict-"Blessed"

Benjamin-"Surety"

Blair-"Dignified"

Bob-"Wisdom"

Bradford-"Mighty"

Brandon-"Fighter"

Brian-"Strength"

Brutus-"Dull,Stupid"

Bryant-"Strong"

Bryce-"Active

Names Beginning With C

Caleb-"Dog Lover"

Calvin-"Bold"

Cameron-"Bewitched"

Carl-"Man"

Corlos-"Expressive"

Casey-"Brave"

Cassidy-"Hero"

Charles-"Man"

Chester-"Fortified"

Christopher-"Christ"

Clark-"Charmer"

Clay-"Mortal"

Colby-"Brilliant"

Colin-"Dove"

Craig-"Craggy"

Curt-"Abrupt"

Names Beginning With D

Dale-"Dweller"

Daniel-"Judge"

David-"Beloved"

Dexter-"Right-handed"

Dillon-"Faithful"

Dorian-"Golden"

Douglas-"Thoughtful"

Duncan-"Warrior"

Dwight-"Fair"

Names Beginning With E

Edward-"Guardian"

Eli-"Faithful"

Ellis-"Saver"

Emery-"Dutiful"

Eric-"Princely"

Ethan-"Strong and Optimistic"

Evan-"Young Warrior"

Everett-"Brave"

Ezra-"Helper"

Names Beginning With F

Farley-"Open"

Farrell-"Brave"

Felix-"Happy"

Flavian-"Yellow"

Francis-"Free"

Frederick-"Peace"

Names Beginning With G

Gareth-"Old Man"

Geoffrey-"Peace"

George-"Sparkly"

Gerald-Bert-"Pitied"

Giles-"Young Goat"

Glen-"Valley"

Gordon-"Great Hill"

Graham-"A Place Name"

Grant-"Great"

Names Beginning With H

Harlan-"Warrior"

Harley-"Athletic"

Harrison-"Princely"

Henry-"Home Ruler"

Holden-"Gracious"

Horatio-"Worthy"

Howard-"Popular"

Hugh-"Thoughtful"

Names Beginning With I

Ian-"Lord's Grace"

Ingram-"Hero"

Irvin-"Friend of the Sea"

Isaac-"Glad"

Names Beginning With J

Jack-"Godly"

Jacob-"Favored"

James-"Supplanter"

Jason-"Hungry One"

Jay-"Quick"

Jeremy-"Exalted"

Jerry-"Just"

Jesse-"Wealthy"

Joel-"Celestial"

John-"Godly"

Jonathan-"Gift"

Jonas-"Prosperity"

Joseph-"Addition"

Joshua-"Saver"

Julian-"Kind"

Justin-"Just"

Names Beginning With K

Kane-"Exacting"

Kean-"Tall"

Keith-"Gardener"

Kelby-"Patient"

Kelly-"Impulsive"

Kelcy-"Helper"

Kendall-"Gentle"

Kenneth-"Handsome"

Kenyon-"Fair"

Kerby-"Religious"

Kirk-"Christian"

Konrad-"Bold Speaker"

Names Beginning With L

Lachlan-"Fighter"

Lambert-"Wealthy"

Landdry-"Owner"

Lawrence-"Winner"

Lee-"Doctor"

Leland-"Landlord"

Leo-"Lion"

Leslie-"Kindly"

Levi-"United"

Lewis-"Well-known"

Lincoln-"Settled"

Lionel-"Lionlike"

Lloyd-"Joy"

Loren-"Victor"

Loring-"Fighter"

Lucien-"Light"

Lucius-"Cheerful"

Lyle-"Islander"

Names Beginning With M

Macy-"Steadfast"

Madoc-"Generous"

Malcolm-"Servant"

Manuel-"Godley"

Marc-"Warrior"

Mark-"Defender"

Marshall-"Horse Lover"

Martin-"From Mars"

Matthew-"God's Gift"

Max-"Leader"

Melvin-"Wizard"

Michael-"Godly"

Miles-"Warrior"

Morgan-"Sea Dweller"

Mitchell-"Godly"

Moses-"Saved"

Murray-"Modern"

Names Beginning With N

Napoleon-"Comforter"

Nathan-"Gift"

Neal-"Leader"

Nelson-"Famous"

Neville-"Modern"

Nicholas-"Victor"

Niles-"Champion"

Noah-"Restful"

Nolan-"Well-known"

Names Beginning With O

Oleg-"Holy"

Olin-"Ancient"

Oliver-"Olive Grower"

Omar-"Academic"

Orlando-"Famous"

Osborne-"Divine"

Owen-"Young Warrior"

Names Beginning With P

Paine-"Rustic"

Palmer-"Bearer of Pain"

Parke-"Noble"

Patrick-"Noble"

Paxton-"Trader"

Peter-"Reliable"

Phillip-"Horse Lover"

Prescott-"Priest"

Putman-"Dweller"

Names Beginning With Q

Quenton-"Fifth" Quinn-"Wise"

Names Beginning With R

Ralph-"Hero"

Randall-"Relentless"

Raymond-"Protector"

Regan-"Royal"

Rex-"King"

Rajan (Indian Hindi word)-"King"

Richard-"Stern Ruler"

Robert-"Glowing Flame"

Roderic-"Leader"

Roger-"Famous"

Romeo-"Pilgrim"

Ronald-"Judge"

Ross-"Horseman"

Rudolph-"Undefeated"

Russell-"Red Fox"

Ryan-"Able"

Names Beginning With S

Samuel-"Asked by God"

Sanford-"Diplomatic"

Schuyler-"Sheltered"

Scott-"Wanderer"

Selby-"Farmer"

Seth-"Appointed"

Shawn-"Gracious"

Sheridan-"Wild Man"

Silas-"Sound"

Simon-"Obedient"

Solomon-"Peaceful"

Spencer-"Provider"

Stephen-"Loyal"

Stuart-"Server"

Names Beginning With T

Terrence-"Tender"

Theodore-"Godly"

Thomas-"Companion"

Timothy-"Godly"

Tony-"Praised"

Trevor-"Prudent"

Names Beginning With U

Ulysses-"Hater"

Uriel-"God's Light"

Names Beginning With V

Vernon-"Young"

Victor-"Conqueror"

Vincent-"Winner"

Names Beginning With W

Wade-"Wonderer"

Wallace-"Heathen"

Walter-"Ruler"

Warren-"Calm"

Wayne-"Invincible"

William-"Brave"

Winston-"Joyful Stone"

Wyatt-"Protector"

Names Beginning With X, Y, & Z

Xavier-"Bright One"

Yates-"Dweller"

York-"Sacred"

Zachary-"Godlike"

Girls' Baby Name Meanings

Names Beginning With A

Ada-"Rich Gift"

Adele-"Happy"

Adrienne-"Artist"

Aimee-"Loved"

Alana-"Fair"

Alexandra-"Helper"

Alexis-"Helping"

Alicia-"Noble"

Allison-"Sacred"

Althea-"Healing Herb"

Amanda-"Worthy of Loving"

Amelia-"Worker"

Anastasia-"Resurrection"

Angela-"Angelic"

Ann-"Graceful"

April-"Spring"

Audrey-"Golden"

Names Beginning With B

Barbara-"Stranger"

Beatrice-"Blessing"

Belinda-"Glowing"

Bess-"God's Earth"

Blanche-"Fair"

Briana-"Fearless"

Bridget-"Strong"

Names Beginning With C

Camilla-"Unselfish"

Cara-"Friend"

Carma-"Fate"

Carol-"Joyful"

Caroline-"Noble"

Catherine-"Pure"

Cathleen-"Pristine"

Celeste-"Celestial"

Charity-"Love"

Charlotte-"Noble"

Chelsea-"Of the Sea"

Chloe-"Blooming"

Christine-"Christian"

Claudia-"Dazzling"

Connie-"Constant"

Cordelia-"Mermaid"

Crystal-"Pure"

Cynthia-"Rule"

Names Beginning With D

Daphne-"Bashful"

Danella-"All-Knowing"

Dara-"Wise"

Dawn-"Radiant"

Deanna-"Bright"

Debra-"Busy"

Delia-"Shining"

Denise-"Noble"

Diana-"Goddess"

Donna-"Lady"

Dorothy-"God's Gift"

Names Beginning With E

Eda-"Cheers"

Edna-"Capricious"

Eileen-"Light"

Elissa-"Godlike"

Eliza-"Faithful"

Elizabeth-"Godly"

Ellen-"Light"

Emily-"Worker"

Erica-"Royal"

Eva-"Giver of Life"

Names Beginning With F

Faith-"Faithful"

Fay-"Faith"

Felicity-"Happiness"

Florence-"Flower"

Frances-"Free"

Names Beginning With G

Gabriella-"Godly"

Gail-"Joy"

Gertrude-

Gladys-"Modest"

Glenna-"Of the Glen"

Grace-"Grace"

Gretchen-"Poor Evader"

Gwen-"Intelligent"

Names Beginning With H

Hannah-"Grace"

Heather-"Plant"

Heidi-Doris-"Alcoholic"

Helen-"Light"

Hilda-"Snob"

Holly-"Plant"

Hope-"Hopeful"

Names Beginning With I

Ida-"Happy"

Inga-"Northern Dweller"

Iris-"Rainbow"

Isa-"Iron"

Isabelle-"God's Promise"

Ivy-"Plant"

Names Beginning With J

Jacqueline-"Alive"

Jane-"Gift"

Jazmine-"Flower"

Jeanette-"Gracious"

Jennifer-"Pure"

Jessica-"Peaceful"

Jill-"Follower"

Joanna-"God's Grace"

Joy-"Joyful"

Juliana-"Downy haired"

June-"Youthful"

Justine-"Just"

Names Beginning With K

Karen-"Pure"

Katherine-"Pure"

Kathleen-"Beloved"

Kay-"Joyful"

Kelly-"Brave"

Kim-"Precious Metal, Gold"

Kirsten-"Holy"

Kyna-"Refine"

Names Beginning With L

Lana-"Light"

Larissa-"Cheerful"

Laura-"Artist"

Lena-"Light"

Leslie-"Home Lover"

Liane-"Bond"

Libby-"Dedicated"

Lilian-"Pure"

Linda-"Beautiful

Lisa-

Lisbeth-"Royal"

Loretta-"Pure"

Luciana-"Light"

Lydia-"Strong"

Lynne-"Mighty"

Names Beginning With M

Madeline-"From Magdala"

Mae-"Maid"

Maisie-"Pearl"

Marilyn-"Bitter"

Margaret-"Ladylike"

Maria-"Brave"

Marlena-"Elevated"

Mary-"Sympathetic"

Maxine-"Great"

Megan-"Strong"

Melanie-"Patient"

Melissa-"Sweet"

Michaela-"Good"

Michelle-"Godly"

Mimi-"Loving"

Miranda-"Admired"

Mona-"Dependable"

Myra-"Longed For"

Names Beginning With N

Nadine-"Hope"

Nancy-"Grace"

Natalie-"Christmas"

Natasha-"Mighty"

Neomi-"Traveler"

Nicole-"Victor"

Nina-"Personable"

Noelle-"Christmas"

Nora-"Honor"

Norma-"Good"

Names Beginning With O

Olga-"Holy"

Olivia-"Peacemaker"

Opal-"Precious"

Names Beginning With P

Pamela-"Honey"

Patricia-"Well-born"

Paula-"Small"

Pearl-"Jewel"

Penelope-"Weaver"

Phoebe-"Bright"

Portia-"Leader"

Prudence-"Unpunctual"

Names Beginning With Q

Queen-"Royal"

Names Beginning With R

Rachel-"Gentle"

Ramona-"Protector"

Reba-"Peacemaker"

Rebecca-"To bind"

Renee-"Born Again"

Rea-"Godly"

Rita-"Jewel"

Rose-"Flower"

Rosemary-"Graceful"

Roxanne-"Dawn"

Ruby-"Jewel"

Ruth-"Friend"

Rajan-"King"

Names Beginning With S

Sacha-"Helper"

Sadie-"Royal"

Sally-"Princess"

Samara-"Guardian"

Sandra-"Helper"

Sara-"Princess"

Sela-"Sound"

Selena-"Moon"

Serena-"Calm"

Sheila-"Blind"

Sharon-"Musical"

Silvia-"Wood Nymph"

Simone-"Obedient"

Sonia-"Wise"

Sophie-"Clear"

Stella-"Starlike"

Susan-"Trusting"

Suzanne-"Trusting"

Sydney-"Wide Meadow"

Names Beginning With T

Tabitha-"Gazelle"

Tallula-"Place Name"

Tamara-"Palm Tree"

Tara-"Tower"

Tessa-"Harvester"

Terri-"Unique"

Thelma-"Nurse"

Theresa-"Harvester"

Titania-"Sweet"

Tonya-"Praised"

Trina-"Majestic"

Tracey-"Eloquent"

Names Beginning With U

Udele-"Prosperous"

Una-"The One"

Ursula-"Temperate"

Names Beginning With V

Valerie-"Worthy"

Vanessa-"Butterfly"

Velma-"Warm-hearted"

Victoria-"Victor"

Viola-"Retiring"

Virginia-"Pure"

Vivian-"Vivacious"

Names Beginning With W

Wanda-"Wanderer"

Wendy-"Young wanderer"

Willa-"Desired"

Wilma-"Determined"

Winnie-"Peacemaker"

Winona-"Daughter"

Wynne-"White"

Names Beginning With X, Y, & Z

Xenia-"Hospitable"

Yolanda-"Modest"

Yvette-"Archer"

Zandria-"Helper"

Zena-"Womanly"

Zoe-"Freedom"

Baby Name Meanings