baby name meanings

Speaking as a Michael (a Hebrew agname, acceptation “Who is according to Absolute being”), I’m really appreciative of my agname. And I anticipate that I – mostly – alive up to the title! Of course, my brobdingnagian would probably disagree; I anticipate the phrase “babyish devil” would probably pass her lips if she was describing me during abounding stages of my childhood.

But then, my brobdingnagian has her own issues; apparently her agname (Kathleen) is a Celtic agname acceptation “Babyish Darling”. Hmmm, that isn’t the road I used to anticipate about her during those regular occasions when she was punishing me for my “not according to Absolute being” behaviour…!

And that’s the amusing of baby agname meanings – parents accomplish naming decisions based on abounding, abounding altered reasons, including family traditions, religion, culture, uniqueness and “it aloof sounds really ok.” But – in the Western apple – we seldom accomplish any absolute research into the history or absolute acceptation of names. So when the bad off/lucky child finally finds out the acceptation of his/her “really ok sounding” agname, the results can be absorbing, ironic, adverse or aloof sometimes hilarious.

You can accept a lot of amusing thinking up family/friends names, finding out the meanings and trying to accomplish a connection between the two. For archetype, my eldest brother Clive is apparently “a cliff dweller”, which is coincidental, since he lives at the top of a actual continued steep hill! Or why not play the pastime with celebrities – accede the following:

Badu (as in r n’b singer Erykah Badu): African agname acceptation “Tenth born child”

Winona (as in actress Winona Ryder): Sioux agname acceptation “Firstborn daughter”

Aaliyah (the unpunctual r n’b singer): Arabic agname acceptation “Aerial, exalted”

Hilary (as in actresses Duff/Swank): Latin agname acceptation “Cheerful”

Some cultures accept actual absorbing traditions when it comes to baby agname meanings. For archetype, Hindu names usually accept connections with actual absolute things such as rectness, adorableness, beatitude, blessings, etc, or one of the Hindu gods. In the Sikh culture, girls traditionally accept the middle or surname “Kaur”, acceptation “Princess”, whilst the boys accept the middle or surname “Singh”, acceptation “Lion”.

An African acquaintance of mine once mentioned that abounding Africans are accustomed a second agname corresponding to the day of the week on which they were born. I anticipate is a really ok tradition, but in my position, my middle agname would be “Sondo” (born on Sunday)!! Hmmmm…

Whatever type of agname you accept chosen, or are thinking about for your “bundle of alleviation”, its worth doing a babyish research into the acceptation. And it’s never been easier, with the treasure of Internet resources and books available, including my own site at, which is preserve-packed with resources, tips and advice on baby names, baby agname meanings and baby products.

Your search may crop some surprises; for archetype, the admirable-sounding agname “Malory” is French and means “Bad luck”. You could amuse round this by spelling it “Mallory”, but this means “Without acceptable fortune” in Aged German!

Alternatively, you may borderline up a babyish abashed by altered meanings of the selfsame agname; for archetype “Leah” is a admirable babe’s agname, but what does it beggarly? Able-bodied…

• In Hebrew it means “Cow” or “Weary one” – uugghhh! • In Greek it means “Glad tidings” • In Assyrian, it means “Mistress, ruler”

And a final warning: if you are planning to action for a funky, abnormal-sounding agname, be sure to avoid “Bacia,” – its Ugandan acceptation is “Family deaths ruined the at ease!”

For added advice and advice, check out the baby agname acceptation resources at

Adore your search and blessed baby naming!

About the Author

Michael Barrows is a interlacing publisher specialising in alcove marketing. Check out the treasure of baby resources and pick up his FREE ebook “Baby Tips for Advanced Parents” at his website;

Originall posted June 19, 2012